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  • 16 September 2017 - Success at the National Finals!

    Well - we did it! We brought home some silverware coming 2nd in the 2nd section at the National Finals. A huge thank you to everyone in the local community that has helped support getting us there - it is very much appreciated
  • Saturday 9th December 2017

    Private function
  • Saturday 25th November 2017

    Christmas Light Switch On - Nolfolk Square, Glossop
  • August 2017 Prize Draw

    The August 2017 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. There were 157 numbers (155 of which are allocated to members) in the draw, so a prize fund of £77.50 Winning numbers were: 1st prize - 30 2nd prize - 13 3rd prize - 118
  • Year 2 - and the 13th prize draw

    Thank you to everyone that has taken part in the Friends of Glossop Old Band prize draw.The July 2017 / 13th "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. There were 157 numbers (155 of which are allocated to members) in the draw, so a prize fund of £77.50 Winning numbers were: 1st prize - 105 2nd prize - 5 3rd prize - 95Just to explain, as we are now into month 13, this means we have seen the first round of renewals.  From the 104 numbers due for renewal, 102 numbers have renewed - meaning that the 2 that haven't, now have different rules applied to them (Any unsold numbers up to and including 100 will remain the property of the band, and if drawn, the prize will go into band funds in addition to the 50% stated) - both numbers are under 100.  These 2 numbers will be held unallocated until the October draw when they will be open for re-allocation - unless the original member contacts us before 30 September 2017.
  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - June 2017 draw

    The June 2017 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place tonight. There were 157 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £78.50 Winning numbers were: 1st prize - 95 2nd prize - 105 3rd prize - 39
  • Year 1 - 2016/2017 results

    MonthEntries1st2nd3rdFundraising Jul 2016 104 104£26.00 9£15.60 20£10.40 £52.00 Aug 2016 114 27£28.50 58£17.10 61£11.40 £57.00 Sep 2016 117 25£29.25 82£17.55 100£11.70 £58.50 Oct 2016 119 97£29.75 111£17.85 62£11.90 £59.50 Nov 2016 142 15£35.50 51£21.30 22£14.20 £71.00 Dec 2016 147 126£36.75 6£22.05 22£14.70 £73.50 Jan 2017 152 115£38.00 17£22.80 3£15.20 £76.00 Feb 2017 152 136£38.00 65£22.80 79£15.20 £76.00 Mar 2017 154 145£38.50 66£23.10 129£15.40 £77.00 Apr 2017 154 109£38.50 126£23.10 23£15.40 £77.00 May 2017 154 46£38.50 43£23.10 153£15.40 £77.00 Jun 2017 157 95£39.25 105£23.55 39£15.70 £78.50
  • Whit Friday - 9th June 2017

    An almost prerequisite event in every Northern Brass Band’s calendar Glossop Old Band took part in the Whit Friday march contests in Tameside. Under the baton of guest MD Billy Rushworth the band claimed 3 second section 1st prizes, 1 second section 2nd prize, 2 first band to play prizes and a special mention to Dave Richardson who won the prize for best solo cornet at Top Mosley contest (our 12th and final stop of the evening). The band played the contest march O.R.B which was written by Charles Anderson for the Oldham Rifle Brigade. Having managed to make it round an amazing 12 contests in the night the band were exhausted but had a wonderful evening.
  • Late Spring concerts

    The band have played concerts during late Spring/early Summer at St. Jame’s church in Glossop and the Ring O’ Bells pub in Marple to wonderful and appreciative crowds. The band have enjoyed these concerts greatly as they allow us to perform for our supporters and take a short break from contest preparation. We are also planning more engagements through the summer at Mouselow farm and  Boarshurst band club no name two.
  • Rehearsal

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News 2012

Fun Filled Festivities

Glossop Band have had a very hectic December which saw the band play at some very varied locations.

The band had a thoroughly enjoyable evening on the 30th November playing community carols for the Glossop Christmas light switch on.  This was followed by carols in the festive market in Glososp.

The following week saw the band play their annual Christmas concert in Denton and the band has played at this venue for nearly 30 years.  We then played at All Saints in Glossop and it was lovely to play in such a lovely setting and the carols were sung with much gusto!

The band then had a very well earned weeks break before then playing at Timperley to another full audience and the Bandroom. 

We are looking forward to whatever the New Year brings and look forward to playing for you all again soon.

Merry Christmas

We would like to thank Jim Cant for a fabulous Christmas concert in the Bandroom last night.  Lovely to see a packed appreciative audience that gave their all in the carol singing.  Deserved much more than the SEVERRRN (Len Goodman style) Jim gave for effort.

Thanks to Nigel Fielding for standing in for Mandy Crowther and for playing In the Bleak Mid Winter.  Thanks also to Tony Winterbottom, Gary Parker and Anthony Newington for helping out.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New New and look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.

Helping other local organisations

The band has been busy since returning from the summer break. Two concerts held in our band room, the first one on 29th September to raise funds for the 1st Dinting Scouts, the second a fortnight later to raise funds for St Mary's RC church. Both nights saw a full house with both the band and audience having a very enjoyable evening of entertainment and potato pie supper.

The concert for St Mary's was directed by Jim Cant (one of, if not the most successful conductor in the band's recent history). Jim has been associated with the band most of his life and conducted the band throughout the 1990's when the band achieved a record number of consecutive competition victories, racing up through the sections and eventually securing championship section status.

The band are looking forward to further work with Jim throughout the Christmas period.

A summer of weddings

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18th August saw Jenna Smith marry Paddy McBride at Hathersage with the service conducted by the band's resident vicar, Tim Robinson.  The band would like to wish the happy couple all the very best for the future.  Jenna walked down the 'aisle' to Procession to the Minster played on a CD! 


The band were very pleased and proud to play at the wedding of former band member Peter Bowd to Kath on the 8th September in Hollingworth.  Pete, as usual, was very organised wanted Trumpet Voluntary for Kath to walk into and God Be With You whilst they signed the register.  He was a little 'relaxed' about what he wanted to go out to so the band chose for him and surprised him with Dark Town Strutters ball.  They were on their own outside as the congregation stayed to listen to the whole performance.  That'll teach him! 

The band would like to wish all 3 couples every happiness for the future.

Cornet player needed.

Glossop Old Band is currently graded as a Championship section band but are currently a non-contesting band due to shortage of players.  We currently have 14 brass players and 3 percussionists which form a well balanced group and perform regularly in the Bandroom and other venues in the local area. 

 We are looking for an experienced cornet player to join the solo cornet rank to play either ‘bumper up’ or principle cornet.  You wouldn’t need to register with the band and if required could play at contests with other bands but we would need commitment to one rehearsal a week and the concerts the band has booked.

 The band rehearse once a week on a Tuesday evenings 8.15 to 10.00pm

 Applications should be sent to or please call Janet Lewis on 07887 997374 for an informal chat.

1st rehearsal

Happy New Year from all at Glossop Band.  The band had a hectic but successful festive period and is looking forward to all that 2012 can bring.
First rehearsal back is Tuesday 10th January at 8.15pm.