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June 07, 2021
The great brass musician Frank Mathison performs his final chord aged 93 as he retires from playing...
February 07, 2021
The great Frank Mathison is itching to get back to band after a spell in hospital — with a new musical career opening up for him aged 92, on cornet.
July 25, 2020
Andrew Naylor of Friendly Brass Band near Sowerby Bridge will gain one of the highest awards in the scouting movement duo to his wonderful tribute playing week in week out for the NHS.
August 13, 2019
The Friendly Band looks forward to world premiere with newly appointed Composer in Residence, Ashley Griffin
March 06, 2019
The great Frank Mathison will gain new fans across the world today after his story will be featured in the Daily Express newspaper..
April 19, 2013
Gareth Brindle will be the man in the box at the forthcoming Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) Slow Melody, Duet & Quartet Contest.
May 31, 2012
There was a fine turn out at the recent Friendly Band Slow Melody & Quartet Contest — from young 'uns to wrinklies!
April 21, 2012
The popular Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) Slow Melody Contest is looking for entrants...
April 18, 2011
Barry Thompson will be the man to impress at the forthcoming Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) Slow Melody Competition.
April 04, 2011
The entry forms are waiting for you for the Friendly Band Annual Slow Melody & Quartet Contest.
May 06, 2009
Last call for entries. Get them in and start polishing those solos and quartets up!
March 31, 2009
A good turn out of young players is hoped for at the forthcoming Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) Slow Melody and Quartet contest. Get your entries in!
May 18, 2008
A great turn out of competitors at Sowerby Bridge where the playing went on all day...
April 17, 2008
Get your entries in quick as the Friendly Slow Melody and Quartet Contest is filling up — fast!
March 14, 2008
Details of Friendly Band (Sowerby Bridge) Slow Melody and Quartet Contest have been released.