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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 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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  • Nov 17 / 2018
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The Marple Band Welcomes….

Following a recent recruitment campaign, we are pleased to welcome some new faces into the band.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Nadia James as Principal Cornet. Nadia is 15 and started learning to play cornet at the age of seven, joining both the Winterley Brass Band and Cooperative Wind Band in Crewe. After performing with Crewe Brass at the Areas in 2016, she then joined them on back row, gradually progressing to 2nd solo cornet.

Nadia has been in the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain for the last three years and is 3rd Principal at Foden’s Youth Band. She passed Grade 8 cornet with distinction at the age of 14 and hopes go on to study music at RNMC. Nadia stated, “I am really excited to have been given the opportunity to play with The Marple Band“.

In recent weeks, Julia Robinson has rejoined the band, in the Repiano seat, during a break in her travels; with Charlotte Arnfield joining on 2nd Cornet and Mike Brooks filling the 3rd Cornet position.

We are still in the hunt for another front row Cornet, permanent Repiano, a 2nd Horn, Solo Baritone, E♭ Bass, B♭ Bass and percussionist, so please get in touch if you’d like to be part of historic and well known band of affable musicians. Please contact or Bandmaster on:

e:   marplebandmaster@gmail.com

m:   07784 931707

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