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Players needed and found!

St. Albans, Kippax, Freckleton, Flixton and Vale of Glamorgan have player and MD news.


St. Albans need a trom.

Following the recent departure of our Principal Trombone player — St Albans City Band (2nd Section) would welcome applications from interested players.
All enquiries to or tel: Richard Banks on 07836 215148

Kippax get a brace for the New Year

Kippax Band are pleased to announce the signing of Fiona Bell on 2nd Horn. This complements the recent addition for the National finals of Joel Dodswoth on Bass Trombone taking over from Keith Fairburn who completed 45 years playing service with the band.

Freckleton Band in search of new additions to the cornet section for the 2003.

The Freckleton Band are on the look out for some new faces. The Press Release from the band reads as follows:

Freckleton have with regret to announce that they will be losing their current Principal Cornet player DAVE BOOTH in the New Year, due to work commitments. Dave will be moving to Kent in January early Feb and will be a major loss to both the cornet section as well as the band. This comes only a few weeks after the band lost PETER DANIELS also from the front row line up of the bands cornet section. Peter like Dave has left the area due to work commitments and is currently working in TAUNTON in Somerset. Peter was also the band's Vice Chairman and he was a true bandsman and will be sadly missed.

We have to try and fill these vacant positions immediately as the band has a busy contest as well as concert schedule in the first part of 2003. The band will be competing in the very competitive Championship section in the North West area as well as being invited to compete in this year's grand Shield in May.


Flixton get one—and need some more

Flixton Band are delighted to announce the signing of Peter Lockett, who has
joined the band's Bass Section.

Peter, who is returning to banding after a break, is a highly respected musician, and has played with most of the country's top bands. He was during the early 1990's Musical Director at Flixton, and led the band from the 4th to the 1st section.

The signing of Peter is a further example of the ambition, and progress made within Flixton Band. Peter's son Andrew is also joining the band in the Percussion Section.
Flixton Band are still looking for an Eb/Bb bass player to complete their line up. (New instruments available.)

Anyone interested in this or any other position (including Musical Director),
should contact Band Manager — Mike Rowley Tel: 0161 437 6504; Mobile: 07930
932945 or e-mail:

Vale of Glamorgan get a new MD

The Vale of Glamorgan Brass band are please to announce the appointment of Mr Dave Short BA (Hons),as Musical Director and are looking forward to a successful and productive year ahead.

After a very successful playing career with Cory's, Sun Life & Carlton Main, David took up conducting in 1997 and has quickly made a name for himself in the South Wales area.
David has already set about strengthening the band, with players committed to getting the Band to the Area in March, however there are still vacancies to fill.

Any players wanting to be part of the exciting times ahead, and committed to getting the Vale of Glamorgan Band back to it's former glories, please contact the Musical Director on 01446 408741 or mobile 07770 951908 or by email on .


Abele and willing to succeed at Rockingham

June 21 • Andrew Abele has been become the new principal cornet signing at the Rockingham Band in Yorkshire.


Tovey honoured in bricks and mortar

June 21 • Bramwell Tovey's 18 year tenure at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has been marked with a fitting tribute to his commitment to the musical education of the next generations of young players...

Sheet Music

Project findings highlight inexcusable lack of female compositions

June 20 • Figures compiled by a new report show that 95% of classical music concerts only feature works by men.


SBBA continues to sow seeds for sustainable grass roots future

June 20 • The Scottish Brass Band Association is helping to strengthen the grass roots future of banding with investment in youth.

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN

Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Flixton Band

June 21 • With an exciting time ahead, Flixton Band invite applications for Soprano Cornet, and Trombone (position negotiable). As we prepare to move into 1st section next year we are looking for some new signings to complete our line up for Cheltenham in September

The Corsham Band

June 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.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

June 20 • Cheshire police band based in Winsford & rehearsing Mondays are looking for a tutti & 3rd cornet. Great rh facilities and a smart friendly band.

Alwyn Green

Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist