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  • Mar 09 / 2019
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NW Regional Final 2019

This year the North West Brass Band Association Regional Finals were held on Sunday 24th February at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

The sun was shining with 17°C plus temperatures with clear blue skies compared to other years where it was put on your woolly hat and thermals if braving the bracing windchill of just above 0°C temperatures and the horizontal rain on the promenade. All boded well.

Having played at an invitation only Preview Evening the previous Saturday at Ruskin Community High school near Crewe and getting some very positive feedback our hopes were high.

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  • Jan 22 / 2019
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Players Wanted

It’s great news that we have welcomed several new players but, due to work/life commitments, we still would like to fill a few chairs.

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 Howard Groves.

e:   marplebandmaster@gmail.com

m:   07784 931707

We also currently seek Repiano Cornet.

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  • Jan 17 / 2019
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Rotary Club Donation

The band would like to thank The Marple and New Mills Rotary Club for their generous donation of £250 to help towards the cost of replacing one of the bands Tenor Horns.

Howard and Ruth Groves were invited, on behalf of the band, to one of their meetings at lunchtime on Thursday 17th January to receive the cheque from their President, Mike Coleman.

Some of the bands instruments are beginning to look and sound very tired, with many being over 30 years old. We are fundraising to replace them, with the immediate priorities being a Tenor Horn and a Cornet.

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  • Dec 02 / 2018
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Winter Wonderland With a Dash of Festivity

The crowds were out in force for the first Christmas event in the Marple Bridge calendar on Saturday 1st December.

The Marple Band started the festivities by leading Santa on his sleigh, playing Christmas Carols to the delight of the children, from Brabyns Park to the end of Town street in Marple Bridge. The skies cleared and the weather was kind to the crowd and the band. Enthusiastic crowds watched and recorded the band play a selection of popular Christmas Carols. The first event on the bands Christmas calendar, a real success .

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