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  • Feb 01 / 2020
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Events Calendar

We continue to be extremely popular and already have an almost full events calendar for 2020. We are involved in a wide range of concerts from Joint ventures with the Robins Singers for a VE Day commemorative concert, annual events like the Whit Friday Marches, to local events for the local community – Picnic in the Park. Please visit the events page to keep up to date with our varied and exciting programme.

If you’d like to see if the band are available to play at your event please use the booking link on our home page. 

  • Feb 01 / 2020
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Band News Update


We have been extremely fortunate to have been the recipients of a few grants at the end of 2019 and start of 2020.

Forever Manchester – has supported us with our free Community Xmas Concert which enabled us to give all children a free present from Santa and helped with ensuring that the room was festively decorated. We were also able fit-out Santa and his elves.

The Co-operative – Marple Co-op have chosen to support us as one of their local charities and so members of the Co-op can go online to nominate us to receive the 1% charity donation that is made by the Co-op whenever you use your membership card. We are part of the Co-op community funding from October 27th 2019 to October 24th 2020. You can support us at www.coop.co.uk/membership.

Foyles Foundation – Have given us a massive boost with a £5,800 grant towards new instruments, music scores and uniform jackets.

National Lottery 25th Birthday Grant – We applied for  money to cover costs of putting on our free concerts in Spring and Autumn at the Methodist Church and were successful in a random draw that they made. This will cover all our out of pocket expenses.

We would like to extend a massive thankyou to these organisations without whom we would be struggle to pay for the resources required to run the band and to maintain our new position in the 1st Section.

BAND SUPPORTERS (Previously known as VP’s)

We are as always, indebted to our band supporters who help us financially to maintain the upkeep of the band. If you would like to become a band supporter please contact our secretary  themarpleband@gmail.com

  • Jan 29 / 2020
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Latest Vacancies

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 Ruth Groves using the email address below.

e:   marplebandmaster@gmail.com

m:   07784 931707

  • Solo Horn
  • Back Row Cornet
  • E Bass
  • B Bass

We are Interested in genuine, enthusiastic bandsmen and bandswomen who are dedicated to music and with a true passion for playing. Rehearsals are Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 – 10:00pm.

Rehearsals are industrious, but lots of fun, at our own, purpose-built band room in Marple. We can provide an instrument or you can use you own. And you would be part of a friendly, affable team with plenty of post-finale socialising opportunities!

We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Jun 30 / 2019
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More Achievements at Morley

Following our very long day at Whit Friday on the 14th June, we decided to do it all again in Morley on Sunday 16th June.

Morley hosts a March and Hymn contest, so we arrived at Morley at lunchtime, ready to give the march Knight Templar one more outing. The weather was changeable to say the least, one moment beautiful sunshine, the next monsoon rain. But we braved the elements and marched down Queen Street to the Town Hall, playing Arnhem.

The Contest Hymn came first, The Day Though Gavest, followed by Contest March Knight Templar for the final time this year. Would we achieve the same result as last year? The results came in – we were the highest placed Second Section band, and were 5th overall, and for the March alone we were 4th, beating some very good higher section bands.

By Sarah Jackson

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