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  • Dec 03 / 2017
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Please Help Support Us – FOR FREE with Your Christmas Shopping

Running a brass band requires funds for music, new instruments, instrument repairs, plus many other things…   …and you can help, FOR FREE, YES FREE, every time you do Christmas Shopping online.

Please think about any Christmas purchases you do online. Each one can provide a donation to our funds without it costing you an extra penny. It’s totally FREE. All you need to do is visit your favourite shopping websites via our EASY FUNDRAISING pageWith a simple, fast and free sign-up, you’ll soon be shopping as normal and donating to our uniform fund.

The majority of shopping sites are covered, from toys, electronics & fashion to furnishings, groceries and holidays. Christmas is approaching quickly so please ‘put a coin in a bandman’s (or woman’s) hat‘, and do all you can to help when buying all your Christmas gifts. Thank you.

Argos – Amazon – Boots – Ebay – Booking.com – Thompson – River Island – Gap and hundreds more.

 

  • Nov 26 / 2017
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The Co-op Gifts Marple Band an Early Christmas Present

Christmas comes early to The Marple Band with a huge donation of £3,430.

On Saturday 25th November, we played at the Co op in Marple at their celebration day to end their latest fundraising session. Three local charities benefited from the Co-op membership charity scheme and the 1% that they donate from total purchases made. This resulted in a staggering £3,430 that was presented to the band for our new uniforms.

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  • Oct 06 / 2017
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Come and Join Us

Are you a brass or percussion player looking for a new challenge, not played for a few years or maybe a student relocating to the Stockport area but still wanting to play? If so, we could have just what you are looking for.

The Marple Band has a rare opportunity to fill a few empty chairs:

  • Cornets (Principal available)
  • 1st Baritone
  • BBb Bass
  • Percussionist(s)

We welcome any accomplished players to come along to one of our rehearsals so, If you are interested in joining an ambitious, dynamic and fun band, please contact our Bandmaster Howard Groves:

e:   marplebandmaster@gmail.com

m:   07784 931707

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  • May 29 / 2017
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A Sad Farewell to Davy Jenkins

The Marple Band are sad to announce that Davy Jenkins sadly passed away on Monday 1st May.

Davy joined the band in January on second Euphonium and his strong qualities helped us to achieve sixth place at the North West Area Blackpool contest. Due to some moves within the band, Davy was due to move onto trombone, an instrument he had played for many years with Langanvale Band in his native Northern Ireland and more recently with Tintwistle and Whaley Bridge bands.

The Marple band, along with friends from a number of local bands, played at Davy’s funeral. We would all like to thank everyone for their messages of support and we extend our condolences to Davy’s wife Lorraine and all his friends and family here and in Northern Ireland.

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