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  • Nov 12 / 2018
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Massed Bands in Joint Commemoration

On Saturday 10th November the annual joint concert of Marple and Hawk Green took place at St Paul’s Church in Compstall to help raise funds for the Brass Bands of Marple and for St Paul’s Church.

This has been the venue for this event for several years and this year was extra special as the bands played music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The church had also been undertaking major renovations and had been transformed into an even better venue for this concert.

The church was imaginatively decorated with poppies that had been made by the local community, with contributions from schools, clubs, the church congregation and senior citizens. The poppies were attached to netting which draped from windows and the pulpit to give a striking background to a superb concert by both bands.

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  • Nov 09 / 2018
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Autumn Concert Season

As the nights draw in and we head toward the festive season, The Marple Band is still busy with rehearsals, concerts and joining the community to commemorate Remembrance in Marple Memorial Park. Please come along to enjoy a rich variety of music and support one of your local bands.

Diary Dates: (Please click titles for details)

Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland – Dec 1st, 1:00pm, Town St

Marple Santa Dash Dec 2, 11:15am, Marple Wyevale Garden Centre

Community Carols – Strines Church Dec 10, 7:00 pm, St. Paul’s Church, Strines

Family Christmas Concert Dec 14, 7:30 pm, Marple Conservative Club

Carols, Devonshire Arms – Dec 23, 8:30pm, Peak Forest

More concerts / events will be added on the run-up to Christmas so please visit the ‘Events’ page regularly.

Please click posters for full details.

 
  • Oct 30 / 2018
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Players Wanted

It’s great news that we have been able to welcome several new players but, due to work/life commitments, we still would like to fill a few chairs.

Are you after a new challenge, or a player who has recently relocated to the Stockport area? If so, please get in touch and come to one of our rehearsals. We welcome keen and accomplished players to join a friendly band with a good, manageable balance of concerts and contests. If you are interested in joining a dynamic and fun band, please contact our Bandmaster Howard Groves.

  • Tutti Cornet

  • Solo Baritone

  • E Bass

  • B Bass

We also currently seek 2nd Horn & Percussionists.

e:   marplebandmaster@gmail.com

m:   07784 931707

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  • Oct 21 / 2018
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On Ilkley Moor Baht ‘at

The Marple Band were approached along with other brass bands in the North West of England to see whether they would be available to help with a Sky Arts series of programmes about Brass Bands in Britain. This is scheduled to be shown in Spring 2019.

Production Company, ‘Twofour, has been commissioned to make a new TV series about Brass bands in Britain. “Brass Bands” (working title) is a brand new docuseries that celebrates the world of brass bands. The four part series which will be shown on Sky Arts, will follow some of Britain’s championship bands as they compete in the season’s most prestigious contests – from the Whit Friday contest, to the British Open.

The aim of the series is to shine a light on the incredible skill, diversity and commitment of the musicians. As well as the growing need for bands to stay innovative on the international stage, whilst at the same time, honouring tradition’. Three of our members – Howard Groves (2nd Cornet), Matt Holt (B♭ Bass) and Julia Robinson (Repiano Cornet) were available to help out and headed to Ilkley on Saturday 20th October for a day of filming.

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