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  • Jun 21 / 2019
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Whit Friday 2019 Report

I was incredibly lucky to join Marple Band, as a supporter, for Whit Friday 2019. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I was looking forward to being outside for most of the evening as it had done nothing but rain all week, however the weather was kind and largely held off (aside from Carrbrook where I regretted not having an umbrella!)

The bus was a typical band bus lots of banter, mainly picking on the poor cornets, and a few smelly egg sandwiches but it was lovely to witness the happy and noisy atmosphere and to see just how good friends they have all become as a band.

It was also very clear to see just how much everyone enjoys Whit Friday, despite it being tough on the lip and on the two expert runners Marple had that night, Ruth and Jackie. David, the usual runner, was deeply missed (he had a very poor excuse of being at work!! BOO)

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  • Jun 20 / 2019
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Players Wanted

Are you after a new band / 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 Claire Byrom.

e:   marplebandmaster@gmail.com

m:   07901 915902

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  • May 31 / 2019
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A Sad Farewell to Dennis

We are all saddened to hear of the passing away of our dear friend and bandsman Dennis.

Dennis first became associated with the Marple Band in the late 60s as a tutor and conductor to the junior band, laying the foundation for the success and stability our band enjoys today. He was also instrumental in the good fortune the band appreciated under the baton of the late Maurice McClean, as bandmaster and accomplished cornet player.

Recently Dennis played a pivotal role in contributing to the band’s achievement in securing 1st place in the 3rd section N.W.A. Championship at Blackpool. Dennis was a trustee for the band and an active member on The Brass Bands of Marple committee.

A Diamond Geezer.

  • May 28 / 2019
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Mellor Wedding for Kate and Daniel

What a fantastic way to celebrate the start of Kate and Daniel Leatherbarrow’s life together.

The Marple Band played at the bespoke wedding of Kate and Daniel Leatherbarrow at Mellor Church on Saturday 25th May. Playing the Death or Glory March as they left the church and walked to the reception venue at Mellor Parish Centre. The band played a wide selection of music for the guests as they drank champagne, ate canapés and soaked up the views over the Marple area.

The groom later conducted the band to “The Great Escape” and then a wide range of music chosen by the couple was conducted by Steve Sutton. The music included Skyfall, She, Mr Brightside, Concerto D’Aranjuez and many more.

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