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  • Feb 08 / 2015
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Countdown to Blackpool

It’s that time of the year again where the Lancashire Riviera resort of Blackpool prepares to play host to all the Northwest’s bands at the NWRBBCC contest.

The Marple Band is competing once again in the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool Winter Gardens, after automatic promotion to the 1st section. This follows the fantastic winning result as Second Section National Champions at Cheltenham last September. This will be the first time the band has competed at first section standard for over 20 years.

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  • Sep 22 / 2014
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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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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

  • Jun 30 / 2014
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A Resounding Success at the Ring O’ Bells

On Sunday 29th June The Marple Band put on an excellent performance to a large and appreciative crowd at the Ring O’ Bells pub in Marple.

The packed audience was treated to a wide variety of music, from traditional marches and overtures, to film music and swing. We are lucky to have many talented soloists and four of them excelled on the day. Continue Reading

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