facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label support us

*
banner

No more playing life of Riley

After 20 year stint, the highly respected Andy Riley has called it a day on his playing commitments with Rothwell Temperance.

rOTHWELL
  Andy (4th man down on the solo cornet bench) has been a Rothwell stalwart for the past 20 years.

One of the most respected top-flight band players in the UK has taken the decision to retire from active playing, with the news that Andrew Riley of Rothwell Temperance has hung up his cornet mouthpiece.

Andy (4th man down on solo cornet bench above) has been a key driving force both as a player and administrator with the Yorkshire band for the past 20 years — a period that has seen them claim a brace of Grand Shield wins, gain memorable victories at the Yorkshire Area, All England Masters and Swiss Open and become a highly regarded major championship contender.

Role model

MD Dave Roberts told 4BR: "Andy has always been the most highly respected member of Rothwell Band.

He has been a role model as a bandsman and as a mentor to some of our younger players and will be a sorely missed as an integral part of the cornet section, although we are delighted that he will remain as the most dedicated of Band Managers."

Andy recently became a proud grandfather for the first time, but will juggle spoiling the new addition to the family by continuing his Band Manager role4BR

New roles

Andy recently became a proud grandfather for the first time, but will juggle spoiling the new addition to the family by continuing his Band Manager role.

During an emotional speech at the band's recent awards annual dinner, where he was presented with a crystal decanter, he revealed just how much he had enjoyed playing with the band over the years and how he is looking forward to spending more time focusing on his new roles.

Support us for less than a cup of coffee...

4BR wants to ensure that the brass band movement remains vibrant and relevant. We also want to be able to question, challenge and critically examine those who run and play in it, producing high quality journalism that informs as well as entertains our readers.

So if like us you value a strong, independent perspective on the brass band world - then why not consider becoming a supporter and help make our future and that of a burgeoning brass band movement more secure.

So one less cappuccino then?

Support us    



Roger WEBSTER

Webster and Schwartz head to Germany

March 21 • Roger Webster and Philippe Schwartz will be in Germany this weekend to lead three day course at Folkwang University of Arts Essen.


MEANTLA hEALTH

Wingates pioneer mental health workshop

March 21 • Wingates Band is linking up with health care professionals and the Coop to run a free mental health workshop linked to the benefits of playing a brass band instrument.


Cory

Cory announce 2019 Composition Prize details

March 21 • The fifth RWCMD & Cory Band Composition Prize competition is now open for 5 minutes of potential lasting fame...


Cross

Death of Gerald Harrison

March 21 • The death has been announced of Gerald Harrison, the man who brought brass bands into the homes of millions of people.


Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 21 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX


The Fairey Band - Ensembles from Bramhall High School

Friday 22 March • Seal Rd, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 2JT SK7 2JT


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band

Friday 22 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Woodfalls Band - Risca Male Voice Choir

Saturday 23 March • St Mary's Church Andover SP10 1ER


Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 23 March • Wakefield Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE


The Corsham Band

March 21 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


The GUS Band

March 20 • Following the band's 9th qualification for the National Finals in 10 years the GUS Band seeks applications for both a soprano and a solo cornet player. The band rehearses in Northampton on Monday and Thursday evenings.


Amesbury Town Band

March 20 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially solo cornets, horns, trombones and percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor