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  • Sep 22 / 2014
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News Archive 2014

National Champions at Cheltenham 2014

In a historic setting, more famous for the ‘Gold Cup’, The Marple Band triumphed by a clear length to once again bring home the silverware and become the Second Section National Champions.

It was a truly memorable occasion for the band, rekindling many memories, as we gathered for photos, moments after hearing the winning announcement, “…the band that played third…”

It was a Herculean team effort for the band, following an earlier, unsettled run-up to the contest, which was carefully orchestrated by Sarah Groarke-Booth, who returned to conduct the band she played for in her youth, only three weeks prior to the contest. Continue Reading

  • Jul 24 / 2014
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Marple Bierkeller Band
News Archive 2014

Authentic Bierkeller with Piste Hägen Brass

The Ring O’ Bells, Marple – Sunday 27th July – Another outing for The Marple Bierkeller Band  – Piste Hägen Brass.

We will entertain you with German and Austrian Oom-Pah music, plus other well known favourites. The band will be dressed in authentic! Tyrolean costumes and yodelling will be on the bill. Continue Reading

  • May 19 / 2014
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News Archive 2014

Pulling Together for Cheltenham

On Friday May 16th the lady members of The Marple Band heaved-to for a sponsored boat pull to raise much needed funds to send the band to the National Brass Band finals in Cheltenham.

The aim for this event was to drag-in over £1,000 by all the band members gaining sponsorship and making donations then heaving The Bell, a 72ft steel narrow boat operated from The Ring O’ Bells pub near top lock in Marple. Continue Reading

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