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  • Mar 03 / 2016
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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.

Due to retirements and a reshuffle in the cornet section, opportunities have arisen for:

  • Front Row Cornet
  • Back row Cornet
  • Eb Bass
  • BBb Bass

If you are interested in joining a 1st section band who rehearse just once a week on a Friday night, contact our Bandmaster Howard Groves:

e:   marplebandmaster@gmail.com

m:   07784931707

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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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  • Oct 31 / 2015
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Jingle All the Way

Our annual Christmas concert at the Conservative Club in Marple was a huge success and the band played to a packed house. The festive Yuletide performance was a triumph of Christmas music enjoyed by all. There was no shortage of tinsel and the obligatory collection of Christmas hats which were donned in the second half of the concert. Lots of good audience participation in The Twelve Days of Christmas – not a ‘Bah Humbug’ to be heard anywhere in the room.

Thank you to all who came along to support us and helped get Christmas off to a very jolly start. Thank you also for helping us raise over £600 which, as always, all goes toward new music, instruments and running your Marple Band. Many congratulations to the person who won the Christmas Star Prize Draw luxury hamper.

The band will be playing carols in Marple again on Christmas Eve from 10:00am so please do come down and say hi. From all the players and committee at The Marple Band, we wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year for 2016.

Please see our concerts page for 2016 engagements.

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