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Andrea Price

Andrea Price appointed Musical Director at Wingates

June 15, 2022
The acclaimed percussionist, composer and educationalist becomes Musical Director at one of the banding world's most famous names.


Paul Andrews

Thursday interview with Paul Andrews

March 17, 2022
We catch up with conductor Paul Andrews as he announces that he will step down from his role as MD at Wingates Band after nine years at the helm.


Withington

Death of Jack Withington

March 01, 2022
The death has been reported of Jack Withington, one of the most influential and popular figures in North West banding.


Wimgates

New sop and flugel signings at Wingates

October 12, 2021
Rob Richardson and Liv Appleton sign for the north west band.


Winagtes

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.


wINGATES

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




Cory

Cory wow on South Korean Tour

August 12 • The world's number 1 ranked band has been enjoying the warm appreciation of their talents in South Korea


Book

Pondasher demand leads to reprint of history

August 12 • David Hirst's book about the Victorian history of Black Dyke Band is to be reprinted to meet demand.


Brass in Concert

Party time at Brass in Concert

August 12 • This year's Brass in Concert Championship will be rounded off with a late Saturday night party for players and supporters alike...


Oldham Athletic

Greenfield to help lead new era at Oldham FC

August 11 • The Greenfield Band will help lead Frank Rothwell's Oldham Athletic Football Club into a new era...


Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lotherton Hall

Sunday 28 August • Lotherton Hall. Off Collier Lane. Aberford. LS25 3EB LS25 3EB


Newstead Brass - Newark Brass Explosion

Monday 29 August • Newark Castle, . Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1BG


Contest: Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Contest

Sunday 4 September • Ladhill Playing Fields, Greenfield, Oldhamm OL3 7JW


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 10 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Derwent Brass - Under The Stars

Saturday 17 September • Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP


Easingwold Town Band

August 11 • We're a welcoming, forward-looking 4th section band, with vacancies for SOLO CORNET and Eb BASS. Rehearsals Monday 7.30-9.30pm at our bandroom in Easingwold, 12 miles N of York (YO61 3DB). . .


Easingwold Town Band

August 11 • MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We're a welcoming, forward-looking 4th section band. Our present MD Alistair Shipman is stepping down this autumn after a very successful 13 years. Rehearsals Monday 7.30-9.30pm at our bandroom in Easingwold, 12 miles north of York


Uppermill Band

August 10 • UPPERMILL BAND 2nd Sect. have vacancies for a HORN & 2nd EUPHONIUM PLAYER. We are seeking players who demonstrate musicality, commitment and are proactive in wanting to develop their playing skills alongside a supportive team of like-minded people.


Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


               

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