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Christmas awards for Lofthouse

Some Lofthouse 2000 players had a little something extra in their stocking this Christmas...

Lofthouse 2000 in action


Lofthouse 2000 recently handed out their annual awards at their Christmas concert.

Most improved

The ‘Most Improved Player’ awarded by MD Andrew Whitaker, went to horn player Sarah Kerrigan in recognition of her outstanding progress over the past 12 months, whilst ‘Section of the Year’ went to the horns and flugel.

The ‘Bandsman of the Year’ award, voted for by the band members themselves was claimed bass trombone, John Geary for his outstanding commitment and the ‘Committee Award’ went to Bill Smith for his help in running the B Band during the last 12 months.

Awards also went to Ruth Fawthrop as ‘B Band Most Improved Player’, Adam Richardson as ‘B Band Bandsperson of the Year’ and Jess Suggitt as ‘C Band Most Improved Player’.


During the evening a presentation was made to Peter Kitson, who until recently had been conductor of the B Band. The band’s president Mel Waring presented a framed band tie to Peter in recognition for his outstanding services to the Lofthouse organisation.

Frank will be sorely missed and I would like to thank him for everything he has done for the band in the past. Everyone wishes him well for the future in his retirementMD, Andrew Whitaker


Sadly the band had to say goodbye to Frank Feltell, Eb bass, who has decided to retire.

MD Andrew Whitaker told 4BR: "Frank will be sorely missed and I would like to thank him for everything he has done for the band in the past. Everyone wishes him well for the future in his retirement."

Ian Williams

Williams memory at Brangwyn Hall

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Brangwyn Hall

The return of Johnny Sop

March 18 • The lure of playing at the Welsh Regional Championships has been too much for one of Welsh banding's most respected players.


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Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • Sandhurst Silver strike gold as they head to Cheltenham as champions alongside qualifiers Amersham

Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 18 March • The Hawth, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 18 • Our third section B Band are looking for Cornet and Trombone players. Rehearsals Friday's 7.00 - 8.15pm and Sunday mornings 10.00 - 12.15pm Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse. Our Saturday morning training band is also looking for players. All abilities.

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 18 • Second Section band we are looking for a 2nd Trombone and back row cornet. We have a busy concert calendar and a trip to Italy planned for August 2018.. Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer