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Aviva Community Fund

Marple bid for funds

October 27, 2016
The Marple bid needs some help to get its hands on some uniform funding.

Conducting hands

Curtis takes the helm at Marple

September 28, 2016
The experienced Stephen Curtis will be taking over as conductor at Marple.

Marple Trophy

Report & Results: 2014 National Finals: Second Section

September 20, 2014
Emotional links to a glorious past are reconnected with Marple's National success at Cheltenham.

Mike Jackson

Marple's diamond geezer

December 20, 2013
They don't make bandsmen like Mike Jackson anymore, after the modest baritone players receives an award for his 60 years of service to the banding movement.

Marple Band

Marple reveals high principal

March 21, 2013
The Marple Band is still on a high after their remarkable return to contesting at the North West Regional Championships in Blackpool.

Beer and crisps for Marple

There's method in Marple's Brassed Off madness

May 31, 2012
Authentic method acting pays off for Marple in time for Whit Friday...

Webb heads for Marple

February 15, 2012
Star trombonist takes over the helm at Marple.

Quiet rebuilding work in Marple

July 07, 2010
Former British Open champions are taking a quiet road back to better days.

Marple set for redevelopment

April 10, 2008
For British Open Champions move out to new pastures with the promise of an exciting future ahead.


4BR Shop: Denis Wick Euphonium SM3U-X Silver plated

February 18 • The Ultra mouthpiece from Steven Mead through the 4BR Shop is one of the most popular of the range.


Dutch link for Filton Area challenge

February 18 • Filton Concert will team up with Dutch conductor Erik van de Kolk for their West of England challenge in Torquay.

Cross Keys

Cross Keys look towards Area after flood damage

February 18 • Flood damage takes its toll on the Cross Keys Band, but help has come from the banding community to enable them to focus on their Area challenge.


National Youth Concert looks forward to 2020 course

February 17 • Jonathan Parkes will lead the National Youth Concert Band course — headlined by acclaimed trombonist Helen Vollam.

Foden's Band - Patrons Concert: Sandbach School

Tuesday 18 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert

Saturday 22 February • Broughton Fields Primary School, Milton Rd, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9LS. MK10 9LS

The Cobham Band - Brass Music from Around the World

Saturday 22 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. Embercourt Road Thames Ditton. KT7 0LQ

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU

Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ

Shipston Town Band

February 18 • We are looking for a Bb Bass and Eb Bass as we prepare for the Midlands Area Section 3 in March . After qualifying for the finals at Cheltenham last September we are looking to make an impression in Section 3 after our subsequent promotion,

Oxfordshire Youth Brass

February 17 • Oxfordshire Youth Brass is looking for horn, baritone, back row cornets and Bb bass players to complete our line-up for our summer tour to Edinburgh in late-August 2020. We will be working with Alan Fernie, playing concerts and visiting the Tattoo.

Chadderton Band

February 16 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing a various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections. EUPH and percussion needed. Come along to one of our rehearsals most welcome.

Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)


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