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  • 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

  • Apr 10 / 2014
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Grand Opening of New Bandroom – Gala Concert

The Brass Bands of Marple will officially open their new band room on May 18th in Marple Memorial Park, with a joint Gala Concert featuring The Marple Band and Hawk Green Band.

For over a century the Brass Bands of Marple have played a big role in the community, yet never had their own rehearsal facility. In an ambitious attempt to provide such a facility, the Charles Ingham Band Room Fund was formed in honour of Charlie Ingham who was a passionate supporter of Marple’s bands. Continue Reading

  • Apr 02 / 2014
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National Brass Band Finals – Here we go Again!

For the second year running The Marple Band has qualified to compete at the National Brass Band Championships to be held at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday 20th September.

On March 9th the band competed in the second section of the North West Area qualifying championships, having being promoted from third section in January 2014. Continue Reading

  • Apr 01 / 2014
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News Archive 2014

The Miners, United!

Well, what a start to 2014. It’s only just February and the band has performed to over 2500 people so far!

Late last year the band were approached by Cheadle Hulme Amateur Dramatics Society (CHADS) and were asked to be the band in the stage play of Brassed Off. Of course we agreed as we had a track record of being such band. Continue Reading

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