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Andy

Not so old MacDonald to celebrate 50 years being a top-man

May 18, 2018
One of the UKs most respected principal cornet players will celebrate half a century of banding with a concert in his honour this weekend


Wingates

Wingates look forward to Open return

August 24, 2017
Former winners look forward to the British Open as they also work hard to secure elite level financial status at majors


Wingates

Wingates hope to raise plenty of sterling for charity with Thornton

June 17, 2017
Wingates team up with Sterling euph star David Thornton to raise money for a fine charitable cause in Liverpool.


Wingates

Wingates enjoy Open return but lose solo euph

May 18, 2017
Wingates joy at returning to the British Open has also been tempered by the loss of their outstanding solo euphonium player Chris Robertson.


Simon Cowen

Few last slide spots left for Cowen masterclass

March 10, 2017
There are just a few places left for the trombone masterclass led by Elliott Brass Artist, Simon Cowen — so make sure you book your place.


Wingates

Wingates make Norwegian link

March 10, 2017
Wingates announce new additions to their horn team ahead of Swan Lake challenge


Simon Cowen

Cowen to lead trombone workshop

January 25, 2017
One of the UKs leading professional trombone players will head a special trombone workshop in Westhoughton in March — so book your place now!


Wingates

Wingates gain extra benefits with sponsorship renewal

January 6, 2017
Wingates renew sponsorship link with Brass Toff Instrument Repairs as they look to full functioning future.


New signings

Arrivals and departures at Wingates

November 1, 2016
There has been some reshuffling in the ranks at Wingates as they look towards the new contesting season.


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Report & Results: 2016 Brighouse Festival of Brass

July 5, 2016
Wingates carries on its fine 2016 contesting form with a clear cut march and hymn tune victory at Brighouse.


Wingates

Seven up boost for Wingates in time for Grand Shield

May 12, 2016
Wingates head to the Winter Gardens this weekend boosted by seven new signings in the ranks.


David Kaye

Wingates say fond farewell to President

April 25, 2016
There is an end of an era at Wingates Band as they say a fond farewell to their highly respected Band President David Kaye.


Wingates

Wingates add six pack strength

February 18, 2016
Six new players add to the Wingates challenge ahead of North West Area.


Wingates

Brass Toff comes to Wingates

February 1, 2016
The Wingates Band has secured a brass repairing sponsorship contract with Brass Toff Ltd.


Lucy Pankhurst

Wingates century boosted by new commissions

September 18, 2015
A century of recording by Wingates Band is to be celebrated with a CD release — and a brace of new compositions from Lucy Pankhurst and Adam Taylor.


Paul Andrews and Wingates

Wingates help new launch new range

September 4, 2015
The principal players of Wingates Band have helped launch a new range of instruments through Brass Toff.


Making Rain

BBE helps with Wingates fine weather story

August 14, 2015
Brass Bands England has lent a helping hand to get a weather story with a difference on the map at Wingates...


Wingates Guild Hall

Report & Results: 2015 Brass at the Guild Hall

February 1, 2015
Wingates take the top honour in Preston together with Haslingden & Helmshore. Haydock, Blackpool Brass, Skelmersdale and Youth Brass 2000


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Death of Tony Daniels

September 29, 2014
4BR has been informed of the death of popular North West bandsman, Tony Daniels.


Wingates in 1907

Wingates record War time actions

August 27, 2014
The musical part played by the Wingates Band during the First World War has been commemorated in print — as well as on shellac.




The Fairey Band - ACID BRASS

Saturday 14 July • Harrogate Music Festival


Medway Band - Church Fund Raiser

Saturday 14 July • Christ Church . Broadway. Bexleyheath. . DA6 7BT


Gresley Colliery Band - Overseal Gala

Saturday 14 July • Overseal Derbyshire DE12 6


Newstead Brass - Ripley Music Festival

Saturday 14 July • Crossley Park, Ripley DE5 3GT


Sherborne Town Band - Sherborne Youth Band

Sunday 15 July • Sherborne Town Band presents ‘Music In The Park’ 2018. This year EVERY concert involves the amazing Sherborne Youth Band and there will be ice cr DT9 3NW


East London Brass

July 15 • London based Championship section band are on the look out for a CORNET PLAYER and PERCUSSIONIST to join our team. Lots of exciting concerts and contests coming up in the next 12 months.


Strata Brass

July 15 • TENOR TROMBONE. Yorkshire 1st Section Champions - National finals (September) - Championship Section 2019.. MD Jonathan Bates. Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)


Oxted Band

July 14 • Cornet vacancies! Members shortly leaving us for university and college places means we have space in our cornet section for a new player or two. Oxted is an ambitious friendly local band, with a good calendar of events, concerts, occasional contests.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator