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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."


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Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

November 17 • It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team...

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist