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50 years of remarkable Poole attendance

Roy Poole's 50 years of remarkable service to the brass band movement has gained well deserved recognition.

Alder Valley


Over 50 years of dedicated service to the brass band movement has been deservedly recognised by both Alder Valley Band and the Southern Counties Area Band Association, with presentations made to the remarkable Roy Poole.


In a concert in June with Rushmoor Male Voice Choir, the band presenting Roy with a framed selection of photographs representing his many years of service, whilst SCABA, represented by Ian Carter, recognised in excess of 50 years service to brass banding with the presentation of their own Certificate of Merit.

Long career

Roy’s early musical career focused on his fine tenor singing voice before further developing his involvement with brass and military bands.

As a teenager he purchased a side drum and joined the 5th Army Cadet Force of the Queens Royal Regiment, where he went on to become a very fine Drum Major. In recognition of his proficiency he was appointed to lead many of the premier parades throughout the South of England.

It was during his service with The Queens Royal Regiment that he was invited to play with Alder Valley Brass, where he remained an important member of the band’s percussion section.

Roy enjoyed considerable success during the band’s development and still keeps in close contact, following their progress with great interest4BR

Still involved

Roy enjoyed considerable success during the band’s development and still keeps in close contact, following their progress with great interest.

He has toured extensively throughout Europe and was for many years the long serving Chairman of the Tadley Band. He is still an active member of the Hampshire Police Band.

Heritage High School

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June 17 • The draws for the 2018 Bolsover Festival of Brass have been announced.


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June 17 • More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt down in Cornwall.


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June 17 • The Bugle call of victory is sounded for a 31st time for St Dennis as they take the honours at Molinnis Park, as Bodmin, Camborne Junior, Bugle, Okehampton, St Austell Youth and Soundhouse Brass Juniors claim section awards.

Ray Farr

Ray Farr to give free conducting lessons...

June 17 • Ray Farr is making his acclaimed 'Introduction to Conducting' book available free on his website.

Sherborne Town Youth Band - Sherborne Town Band

Sunday 17 June • Pageant Gardens, Sherborne, DORSET, DT9 3NW DT9 3NW

Roberts Bakery Band - Brass on the Grass

Sunday 17 June • Congleton Park. Park Road. Congleton. Cheshire. CW12 1JG

Trinity Girls Brass Band -

Sunday 17 June • Jubilee Park, Wigan Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9BH

Leicestershire Co-op Band - Leicestershire Co-op Snibston Brass Band take cent

Sunday 17 June • Century Theatre. Ashby Road. Coalville . Leicestershire. LE67 3LN LE67 3LN

The Fairey Band -

Sunday 17 June • Playhouse Theatre. Marine Ave. Whitley Bay. NE26 1LZ. United Kingdom NE261LZ

Ripon City band

June 17 • Ripon City Band require EEb Bass, Bb Cornet and Percussion (Kit and/or tuned). We are a welcoming First Section band with a varied programme of engagements and contests. We rehearse in Ripon on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.40.

Glossop Old Band

June 16 • Glossop Old Band is looking to appoint a new Musical Director. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings 8.00-10.00pm at our Band Club at Derby Street, Glossop, SK13 8LP

Bradwell Silver band

June 15 • Bradwell Silver Band invites applicants for a seat in our Solo Cornet section.. Currently L&SC 4th Section Regional Champions and are promoted to 3rd section in 2019, we are a friendly, contesting band with a sensible list of engagements.

Kevin Wadsworth

Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)