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  • Jun 14 / 2016
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Keep Smiling Through – Marple Bridge Street Party a Success

Beneath rain-soaked gazebos and with soggy pork pies and union flags in hand, the residents of Marple Bridge were determined to celebrate the 90th birthday of our queen.

It had rained for most of the day but the ebbing and flowing community had only mildly dampened spirits whilst being entertained by a DJ and live music from the John Cooper band. Then (thankfully), shortly before 3pm, as if by royal decree, the rain abated, skies brightened and the Marple Band took to the stage.

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  • Mar 03 / 2016
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Latest Vacancies

Come and Join Us

Are you a brass player looking for a new challenge or maybe a student relocating to the Stockport area? If so, we have just what you are looking for.

The Marple Band has a rare opportunity to recruit:

  • Solo horn
  • Two cornet players

If you are interested in joining a band that rehearses once a week on a Friday night, contact our Bandmaster Howard Groves:

e:   marplebandmaster@gmail.com

m:   07784 931707

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  • Feb 22 / 2016
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Brass in Blackpool

It’s that time of year again when many of the Northwest’s brass bands converge on Blackpool for the annual area contest.

The Marple Band is no exception and we are currently working hard on our test piece, Essay for Brass Band, by Edward Gregson. It is a challenging but very musical piece which is open to interpretation so it should be interesting listening for the audience.

Marple Band will be competing in the first section, conducted by our resident MD Sarah Groarke-Booth, who we are delighted to welcome back. First section takes place in the Empress Ballroom on the afternoon of Sunday February 28th at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. The draw takes place at 13:15 so keep an eye on our Facebook page for our draw position. First band plays at 14:30.

We look forward to seeing lots of our supporters at the Winter Gardens on Sunday. It may be wintry outside but there will be lots of hot air inside. Come along and enjoy the competitive atmosphere. Good luck to all competing bands.

  • Jan 18 / 2016
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Please Help us Raise Funds

There are lots of ways to help The Marple Band raise much needed funds for instruments, music and uniforms. We thank all our supporters for attending concerts but we are also running some new schemes which you can get involved with – from nominating the band for donations, to everyday online shopping.

Nationwide Building Society

You can nominate The Marple Band for Nationwide’s support.

Thank you to all who filled in the nomination form at the Christmas Concert. However, we need as many as possible to give us the bast chance of securing a donation. To nominate us, please click HERE.

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