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Wormald takes final bow at Smithills

July 18, 2017
Three decades of inspirational music making comes to an end at Smithills Schools as Chris Wormald puts down the baton.


Smithills set for USA tour

February 10, 2017
Smithills School Senior Band will be flying the flag in the USA later this year on what will be their sixth tour of the United States.

Smithills Schools

Smithills pack out again for Hospice fund raiser

December 21, 2016
The talented pupils of Smithills School have been busy bringing musical entertainment to their supporters in Bolton.


Smithills enjoy fantastic Army link

October 18, 2016
Smithills Schools Band recently played host to the Band of the King's Division for a great day of music making at their school.

Andy Prior

Prior arrangement to help boost Smithills charity work

September 26, 2016
Smithills School Senior Band will link up with Big Band star Andy Prior to hep raise more funds for Bolton charities.

Smithills Senior Band

The King's visit set for Smithills

August 09, 2016
Smithills School to host a musical visit from The Band of the King's Division in October.


Smithills enjoy popping over to Cork

July 20, 2016
Smiths School Senior Band has enjoyed a fantastic short tour to Cork.

Joint concert

Joint forces raise funds for Children's Hospice

July 10, 2016
The joint musical forces of Smithills School and Eagley Bands help raise funds for the Derian House Children's Hospice.

Smithills recording

Smithills set for new release

July 05, 2016
Smithills School Senior Band has just finished recording its latest CD.

Smithills Schools

Irish return for Smithills

June 18, 2016
Smithills Schools Band will return to Ireland next month on the latest exciting tour for the talented youngsters.


Major Mayor pay day for Smithills

May 13, 2016
A grateful Mayor of Bolton adds a litlte something to the funds of Smithills Schools Senior Band.


Smithills treat supporters to best ever evening

April 25, 2016
The latest musical talents on show at Smithills School provide a packed house with an unforgettable evening of entertainment.


Smithills complete marathon prep

February 09, 2016
The students of Smithills School Senior Band have just completed a marathon of music making to help them prepare for their forthcoming tours.


No in at Bolton for Smithill supporters

December 19, 2015
The sold out signs are up in Bolton as Smithills Senior Schools Band fill the seats once more at Christmas time...


Smithills set for Irish return

December 07, 2015
Smithills School Senior Band will return to Ireland in 2016 — a decade after their last visit.


Smithills renew New Zealand link

September 28, 2015
A dozen year after they last played together, Smithills School Senior Band gives a warm welcome to an old(er) friend...

Smithills School Band

Smithills on scorching form at Disneyland Paris

July 08, 2015
Smithills provide a record hot performance on their recent trip to Disneyland Paris.

Smithills School Band

Smithills set for Disneyland return

June 29, 2015
Smithills Senior Band will return to Disneyland Paris to help celebrate all things American on 4th July...


Smithills set for the recording studio

June 12, 2015
The Smithills Senior Band will be heading into the recording studio this weekend to lay down their latest tracks.


Standing room only for Smithills

March 26, 2015
The Smithills Senior Band has once again been helping raise funds for two fine charitable causes.

Smithills in action

Smithills latest marathon

January 21, 2015
A 10 hour Sunday rehearsal boosts lips and stamina as well as the coffers for Smithills School Senior Band.


Smithills send shoppers packing

December 24, 2014
An M&S musical tradition from Smithills helps shoppers spend a little more of their hard earned cash, and the band gain extra fund raising...

Bag packing

Smithills sent packing

December 04, 2014
The entrepreneurial Smithills spirit of fund raising carries on even with the MD away...


Matinee success for Smithills

November 25, 2014
More concert success for Smithills with latest early bird musical venture.

Smithills in action

Smithills hit right fund raising chord

November 11, 2014
The latest Smithills School Senior Band concert in Bolton certainly hit the right fundraising chord.


RNCM shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award

September 19 • The Royal Northern College of Music's initiative aimed at widening opportunities for young people to progress their musical talent has been shortlisted for a Times newspaper Higher Education Award.


New lead at Rainford

September 19 • Sarah Groarke-Booth is set to become the new Musical Director of Rainford Band


Funeral details for Philip Biggs

September 19 • The funeral details for the respected musician, administrator, publisher contest and concert promoter have been announced.


2020 Regional test-pieces revealed

September 16 • Works by Philip Sparke, Tom Davoren, Kit Turnball, Andrew Baker and Christopher Cole will pose the challenges for bands wishing to claim their places at the Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham next year.

The GUS Band - Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 21 September • Holy Trinity Church, . Squires Hill, . Rothwell, . Northamptonshire NN14 6BQ

Enderby Youth Band - Mike Fowles, directing a Youth training weekend

Saturday 21 September • Lutterworth College. Bitteswell Road . Lutterworth LE17 4EW

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Open Gala Concert

Saturday 21 September • Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6005

Drighlington Band -

Saturday 21 September • Drighlington Methodist Church BD11 1EL

Foden's Band - St Andrew's Church, Penrith

Saturday 21 September • St Andrews Place, Rowan House, CA11 7XZ

Torbay Brass Band

September 19 • Besides, it is beginning to seem like Christmas! We need to start getting the test piece worked on. We have a very young band and we are looking for players experienced in contests. The band would benefit from some experience players joining us.

Stannington Brass Band

September 19 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests

Tylorstown Band

September 19 • We are now recruiting! In readiness for Wychavon and an upcoming CD recording, we are looking for a Baritone Player and a Solo Cornet player to join our friendly and ambitious band, currently 1st section Nationally under the direction of MD Gary Davies

Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


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