facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label


Great times ahead for Wardle

Wardle strengthens links with the community and finishes 2006 in style.


Wardle High School recently finished off 2006 in style by playing their Christmas Eve concert to 2000 people. In total Wardle High School has enjoyed linking up with their local community over the festive period and each of their 4 bands have performed over 50 concerts during December.

The Training, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Bands all performed many Christmas Concerts including their performances at the Christmas Extravaganza with guest soloist Richard Marshall of Black Dyke. The Wardle bands performed at venues all over the North-West.

Over 50 concerts

It has been a demanding Christmas concert season and both the pupils and staff have performed brilliantly — it's a pleasure to be apart of such an amazing music departmentPaul Lovatt-Cooper

The festive period ended in style with the Wardle Senior Band playing to 2000 people at their annual Christmas Eve Carol Concert at the Huge Christmas Tree in Wardle town centre conducted by Lee Rigg.

Paul Lovatt-Cooper the Head of Music at Wardle is extremely proud of the bands achievements and told 4BR: ""It's a privalige to be working with such highly dedicated music staff and pupils at Wardle High. It has been a demanding Christmas concert season and both the pupils and staff have performed brilliantly — it's a pleasure to be apart of such an amazing music department."


British Open line-up announced

July 20 • 19 world class bands will battle it out for the honour of being crowned 2018 British Open champion at Symphony Hall in September.


Your Logo Here stands up to be counted

July 20 • The team from Your Logo Here meet the very specific stand banner demands of a hard working brass band in Hampshire.


Proms double for Childs

July 20 • David Childs gets armed to make a late substitution appearance at the Welsh Proms — just days after his BBC Promenade Concert performance at the Royal Albert Hall.


New horizons for Jersey as MD heads to Spain

July 20 • Jersey Premier Brass will be led by a new MD as their inspirational founding conductor Tim Pritchard prepares to take his leave to Spain.

Roberts Bakery Band - Bluedot Festival

Saturday 21 July • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. . The University of Manchester. . Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9DL

Medway Band - Higham Church Annual Prom

Saturday 21 July • St. Marys Church. 1 Abbey Farm Cottages . Church Street. Higham. Rochester . ME3 7LS

Lofthouse Brass Band - Oxenhope Railway Station

Sunday 22 July • Oxenhope Railway Station, The Railway Station, Station Road, Haworth BD22 8NJ BD22 8NJ

Tendring Brass - Opening Night Concert of the Frinton Mission 2018

Saturday 28 July • Greensward,. Frinton on Sea,. Essex CO13 9DN

Lofthouse Brass Band - Filey Bandstand

Sunday 29 July • Filey Bandstand, The Crescent, Filey YO14 9JS YO14 9JS

Blidworth Welfare Band

July 20 • *PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM* A great opportunity has arisen for a first class Euphonium player to join one of the UK's most upwardly mobile Championship section bands. The successful candidate will be a regular solo feature at concerts, contests and recordings.

Arrow Valley Brass

July 20 • The Band seeks cornet players, front and back row to add to a band steadily improving under Andy Culshaw.. The band is friendly and welcoming and has a good mix of concerts and competitions. . Main rehearsal is on Sunday morning in Inkberrow, Worcs.

Loxley Silver Band

July 19 • Musical Director - We are a friendly, contesting band currently holding a strong position in the fourth section. We have a varied concert/engagement programme in place and we are looking for a Musical Director who can help us to move onwards and upwards.

Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist