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  • Oct 23 / 2017
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Co-op – Help Us Earn Rewards for The Marple Band

ONLY 3 WEEKS REMAINING!

Please help toward The Marple Band New Uniform Fund

We urgently need to replace 30 old band uniforms to make Marple proud of us when we present ourselves at local and national events and contests.

The latest round of the Co-op Local Community Fund is now open, which means that Co-op members can choose to give 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services to your cause.

By contributing, The Marple Band will be supported by Co-op Food stores and funeral homes. If you are a member please support us. If you are not a member please consider joining.

The Co-op has kick-started the fundraising with a share of the money from the 5p carrier bags and the reusable bags that have been sold in your community.

Click HERE to start making a difference.

If you’re a Co-op Member, you can keep an eye on the funds being raised for your cause by signing into your Co-op Membership account.

  • Oct 06 / 2017
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Latest Vacancies

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 (various positions)
  • 2nd Trombone
  • Eb & Bb Bass
  • Percussion

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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  • Sep 20 / 2017
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Please Help Boost Our New Uniform Fund – for FREE

The Marple Band urgently requires new uniform jackets and you can help us raise money FOR FREE…   …YES FREE, every time you shop online.

Please think about any purchases you do online. Each one can provide a donation to our uniform fund 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 fashion to furnishings and groceries to holidays. Christmas is approaching so please do all you can to help when buying Christmas gifts, food and even holidays.

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

 

  • 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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