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Evans to light blue touch paper for Wingate's Fireworks display

June 24, 2021
Richard Evans will provide the narration to Wingates 'Fireworks' at their forthcoming 'Best of Brass Festival' appearance on the weekend.


Evans

Evans to keep beating time...

October 17, 2019
Richard Evans will be joined by the band that first made his name for the launch of the updated version of his celebrated autobiography.


MEANTLA hEALTH

Wingates pioneer mental health workshop

March 21, 2019
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.


Andy

Not so old MacDonald to celebrate 50 years being a top-man

May 18, 2018
One of the UKs most respected principal cornet players will celebrate half a century of banding with a concert in his honour this weekend


Wingates

Wingates look forward to Open return

August 24, 2017
Former winners look forward to the British Open as they also work hard to secure elite level financial status at majors


Wingates

Wingates hope to raise plenty of sterling for charity with Thornton

June 17, 2017
Wingates team up with Sterling euph star David Thornton to raise money for a fine charitable cause in Liverpool.


Wingates

Wingates enjoy Open return but lose solo euph

May 18, 2017
Wingates joy at returning to the British Open has also been tempered by the loss of their outstanding solo euphonium player Chris Robertson.


Simon Cowen

Few last slide spots left for Cowen masterclass

March 10, 2017
There are just a few places left for the trombone masterclass led by Elliott Brass Artist, Simon Cowen — so make sure you book your place.


Wingates

Wingates make Norwegian link

March 10, 2017
Wingates announce new additions to their horn team ahead of Swan Lake challenge


Simon Cowen

Cowen to lead trombone workshop

January 25, 2017
One of the UKs leading professional trombone players will head a special trombone workshop in Westhoughton in March — so book your place now!


Wingates

Wingates gain extra benefits with sponsorship renewal

January 06, 2017
Wingates renew sponsorship link with Brass Toff Instrument Repairs as they look to full functioning future.


New signings

Arrivals and departures at Wingates

November 01, 2016
There has been some reshuffling in the ranks at Wingates as they look towards the new contesting season.


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Report & Results: 2016 Brighouse Festival of Brass

July 05, 2016
Wingates carries on its fine 2016 contesting form with a clear cut march and hymn tune victory at Brighouse.


Wingates

Seven up boost for Wingates in time for Grand Shield

May 12, 2016
Wingates head to the Winter Gardens this weekend boosted by seven new signings in the ranks.


David Kaye

Wingates say fond farewell to President

April 25, 2016
There is an end of an era at Wingates Band as they say a fond farewell to their highly respected Band President David Kaye.


Wingates

Wingates add six pack strength

February 18, 2016
Six new players add to the Wingates challenge ahead of North West Area.


Wingates

Brass Toff comes to Wingates

February 01, 2016
The Wingates Band has secured a brass repairing sponsorship contract with Brass Toff Ltd.


Lucy Pankhurst

Wingates century boosted by new commissions

September 18, 2015
A century of recording by Wingates Band is to be celebrated with a CD release — and a brace of new compositions from Lucy Pankhurst and Adam Taylor.


Paul Andrews and Wingates

Wingates help new launch new range

September 04, 2015
The principal players of Wingates Band have helped launch a new range of instruments through Brass Toff.


Making Rain

BBE helps with Wingates fine weather story

August 14, 2015
Brass Bands England has lent a helping hand to get a weather story with a difference on the map at Wingates...


Wingates Guild Hall

Report & Results: 2015 Brass at the Guild Hall

February 01, 2015
Wingates take the top honour in Preston together with Haslingden & Helmshore. Haydock, Blackpool Brass, Skelmersdale and Youth Brass 2000


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Death of Tony Daniels

September 29, 2014
4BR has been informed of the death of popular North West bandsman, Tony Daniels.


Wingates in 1907

Wingates record War time actions

August 27, 2014
The musical part played by the Wingates Band during the First World War has been commemorated in print — as well as on shellac.


Wingates

Death of Stanley Whiteman

July 21, 2014
The death has been reported of former Wingates conductor and CWS (Manchester) player Stanley Whiteman.


Wingates plaque

Plaque to the future for Wingates

July 16, 2014
Wingates Band birthplace is commemorated for future generations to glance up on and admire in their home town of Westhoughton.




Nick Prince

Prince to use experience in Germany

September 24 • Trombonist Nick Prince will strengthen his musical links to help the development of German brass players.


Bultins

Extension to entry date for Butlin's Festival

September 24 • The deadline date for entries has now been extended by a month for the 2022 Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival.


Jenkins

New lead at Blaenavon

September 24 • Dr Christian Jenkins will spearhead the exciting musical developments at Blaenavon Town Band.


Stan Smith

Death of Stan Smith

September 24 • The death has been announced of Stan Smith — a leading performer with Fountain City Brass Band.


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Lindley Band

September 21 • SOLO HORN required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Greenfield Brass Band

September 21 • We are looking for an MD to take the band forward into 2022 and beyond. We have a varied selection of concerts and contests in the diary including a trip to play at the Menin Gate in August 2022.. We currently rehearse Monday & Thursday (8pm-10pm)


Kippax Band

September 21 • Kippax Band have a vacancy for front row cornet players and percussionist. Fresh from the national finals and newly promoted to the 2nd section in the Yorkshire area. The band are keen to push on next year after the enforced layoff.


James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


               

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