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    ** Second Section National Champions 2014 **

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  • Feb 08 / 2015
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Countdown to Blackpool

It’s that time of the year again where the Lancashire Riviera resort of Blackpool prepares to play host to all the Northwest’s bands at the NWRBBCC contest.

The Marple Band is competing once again in the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool Winter Gardens, after automatic promotion to the 1st section. This follows the fantastic winning result as Second Section National Champions at Cheltenham last September. This will be the first time the band has competed at first section standard for over 20 years.

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  • Nov 12 / 2014
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Marple Band Appoints New Musical Director

The Marple Band, National Champion Band of Great Britain 2014, Second section is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Groarke-Booth as their new Musical Director.

Following the recent successful partnership at Cheltenham, Sarah will now take up the baton with Marple at the end of November. Marple is also looking to recruit a front row cornet player so they can be at full strength and continue to strive for further musical successes as they progresses into the First section in 2015. Sarah continues as MD of Tintwistle Band, who kindly agreed to Sarah conducting Marple at the recent National Finals.

  • Oct 08 / 2014
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Marple Band Vacancies
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Latest Player Vacancies

Would you like to play for a successful and rising band? The Marple Band are now Second Section National Champions for 2014.

Over the last few years, The Marple Band has steadily been rebuilding and has grown from strength to strength. Having now established a committed team in all sections of the band, we  are looking for a few quality players who want to join a strong, sociable band of dedicated musicians. Continue Reading

  • Sep 22 / 2014
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National Champions at Cheltenham 2014

In a historic setting, more famous for the ‘Gold Cup’, The Marple Band triumphed by a clear length to once again bring home the silverware and become the Second Section National Champions.

It was a truly memorable occasion for the band, rekindling many memories, as we gathered for photos, moments after hearing the winning announcement, “…the band that played third…”

It was a Herculean team effort for the band, following an earlier, unsettled run-up to the contest, which was carefully orchestrated by Sarah Groarke-Booth, who returned to conduct the band she played for in her youth, only three weeks prior to the contest. Continue Reading

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