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  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - 2020 draws

    2020 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw results below: March - There were 71 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £35.501st prize - 85 (£17.75)2nd prize - 99 (£10.65)3rd prize - 19 (£7.10)February - There were 71 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £35.501st prize -  73 (£17.75)2nd prize - 46 (£10.65)3rd prize - 116 (£7.10)January - There were 71 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £35.501st prize - 60 (£17.75)2nd prize - 32 (£10.65)3rd prize - 18 (£7.10)  
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID-19

    Further to the recent advice from the government about Coronavirus, we have made the decision to cancel the remaining 2019/20 matinee concerts. We are sorry to disappoint our friends and audience, however your health and well-being is more important. We thank you for your continued support and understanding. Rehearsals are also suspended for the time being but if you wish to contact us about joining the band upon our return, please contact our Musical Director David W Ashworth via email at David.w.ashworth@gmail.com in the strictest of confidence.
  • Sunday Matinee Concerts return!!

    The Sunday Matinee Concert Series returns on Sunday 1 September - 2.00-4.00pm   01/09/19 - The Fairey Band 08/09/19 - Stockport Silver Band 15/09/19 - Oughtibridge Brass Band 22/09/19 - Burbage Band (Buxton) 29/09/19 - Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band 06/10/19 - Flixton Band 13/10/19 - CANCELLED 20/10/19 - City of Chester Brass 27/10/19 - Besses o' th' Barn Band 03/11/19 - St John's Band - Mossley 10/11/19 - Glossop Old Band 17/11/19 - The Hepworth Band 24/11/19 - Huddersfield Brass Band 01/12/19 - Dove Holes Band 08/12/19 - The Diggle Band 15/12/19 - Glossop Old Band CHRISTMAS BREAK 12/01/20 - Cadishead Public Band 19/01/20 - Silk Brass Band 26/01/20 - Strata Brass 02/02/20 - The Regent Big Band 09/02/20 - Uppermill Band 16/02/20 - Tintwistle Band 23/02/20 - Arnfield Brass 01/03/20 - Friezland Brass Band 08/03/20 - Stretford Band 15/03/20 - Tideswell Band - CANCELLED (see home page) 22/03/20 - Trentham Brass Band - CANCELLED (see home page)29/03/20 - The Marple Band - CANCELLED (see home page)05/04/20 - The Hammonds Band - CANCELLED (see home page) If you would like any more information, please contact us at glossopband@yahoo.co.uk
  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - 2019 draws

      2019 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw results below: December - There were 71 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £35.501st prize - 44 (£17.75)2nd prize - 61 (£10.65)3rd prize - 17 (£7.10)November - There were 73 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £36.501st prize - 24 (£18.25)2nd prize - 22 (£10.95)3rd prize - 9 (£7.30)October - There were 73 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £36.501st prize - 29 (£18.25)2nd prize - 58 (£10.95)3rd prize - 39 (£7.30)September - There were 73 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £36.501st prize - 49 (£18.25)2nd prize - 39 (£10.95)3rd prize - 51 (£7.30)August - There were 73 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £36.501st prize - 30 (£18.25)2nd prize - 4 (£10.95)3rd prize - 45 (£7.30)July - There were 82 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £41.001st prize - 39 (£20.50)2nd prize - 64 (£12.30)3rd prize - 100 (£8.20)June - There were 97 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £48.501st prize - 49 (£24.25)2nd prize - 18 (£14.55)3rd prize - 7 (£9.70) May - There were 99 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £49.501st prize - 17 (£24.75) 2nd prize - 32 (£14.85) 3rd prize - 34 (£9.90)April - There were 99 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £49.50 1st prize - 14 (£24.75) 2nd prize - 79 (£14.85) 3rd prize - 8 (£9.90) March - There were 99 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £49.501st prize - 85 (£24.75)2nd prize - 9 (£14.85)3rd prize - 37 (£9.90)February - There were 101 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £50.501st prize - 83 (£25.25)2nd prize - 14 (£15.15)3rd prize - 7 (£10.10)January - There were 102 numbers in the draw, so a prize fund of £51.001st prize - 26 (£25.50)2nd prize - 153 (£15.30)3rd prize - 61 (£10.20) If anyone has any questions - please contact us at glossopband@yahoo.co.uk
  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - December 2018 draw

    The December 2018 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. There were 123 numbers in this months draw, so a prize fund of £61.50 Winning numbers were:1st prize - 141 2nd prize - 3 3rd prize - 11
  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - November 2018 draw

    The November 2018 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. There were 124 numbers in this months draw, so a prize fund of £62.00 Winning numbers were: 1st prize - 67 2nd prize - 18 3rd prize - 70
  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - October 2018 draw

    The October 2018 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. There were 126 numbers in this months draw, so a prize fund of £63.00 Winning numbers were: 1st prize - 125 2nd prize - 130 3rd prize - 49
  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - August 2018 draw

    The August 2018 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. There were 127 numbers in this months draw, so a prize fund of £63.50 Winning numbers were: 1st prize - 18 2nd prize - 13 3rd prize - 51
  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - September 2018 draw

    The September 2018 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. There were 127 numbers in this months draw, so a prize fund of £63.50 Winning numbers were: 1st prize - 8 2nd prize - 41 3rd prize - 1
  • Friends of Glossop Old Band - July 2018 draw

    The July 2018 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. There were 131 numbers in this months draw, so a prize fund of £65.50 Winning numbers were: 1st prize - 133 2nd prize - 47 3rd prize - 117
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Review of concert on Sunday 24th February, Boarshurst Bandroom

Review of concert on Sunday 24th February, Boarshurst Bandroom

BOARSHURST SUNDAY BRASS NEW SEASON OFF TO A SCINTILATING START!!

The Glossop Old Band served up a most enjoyable programme of music on Sunday 24th February at Boarshurst Band Club in Greenfield.

Conducted by former Fairey bass trombone player, Jim Cant, the band opened their concert with the march Castle Caerphilly by T.J. Powell.

This was followed by a thrilling performance of the overture “The Impresario” by Domenico Cimarosa, arr. Dennis Wright.

Principal cornettist David Richardson then played a beautiful rendition of the song “Dearest of All”. Great playing from a real expert.

Off we went to Spain next with “Night Flight To Madrid”. This piece really captured the atmosphere and the audience loved it!

Stuart Wilkinson on principal horn came to the front of the band for our next solo of the evening. He played the classic solo “Silver Threads Amongst The Gold”. Stuarts sound and technique were superb! Well played!

Absent baritone player Wendy McMylor is currently recovering from a fall and bump on the head, and tonight the band dedicated the next piece to Wendy; from the Phantom of the Opera, the beautiful song “Think of Me”. Beautifully played from the heart. Get well soon Wendy.

To complete the first half the band played Goff Richards cleverly woven selection from Americam musical theatre in “Breezin’ Down Broadway”. Fabulous!!

Following a well earned break, and a good old chat with friends at Boarshurst, the Glossop Old Band returned to their seats and opened the second half with a superb arrangement of George Gershwins “Strike Up The Band”.

This band certainly do not take their foot off the gas in providing great and exciting music to their audience as they performed yet another great overture in “Tantalasqualen” by Suppe. The playing was top notch and the bands soprano cornettist, Mandy Crowther played with such a beautiful tone. Very classy! Well played in every department!

The third soloist of the evening was the fabulous flugel horn voice of Janet Lewis. She chose to play ‘My Ain’ Folk’ by Laura Lemon. This is just how a flugel horn should sound. Just beautiful – and what a well controlled long long last note. Thanks Janet.

The next piece was dear to Jim Cant. Being a Scotsman ‘born and bred’ (although having no trace whatsoever of ‘scottishness’ in his voice), Jim chose “Alloway Tales” by Peter Graham. We heard this at Boarshurst late last year when the Fairey Band performed as part of the conducting seminar organised by Russell Gray. On that occasion the band were conducted by Scotsman Stuart Black.

The incredibly successful stage musical Les Miserables has now become a cinema ‘box-office hit’, and tonight we were treated to one of the better known songs from the show, “I Dreamed A Dream”, arranged by Darrol Barry. Some lovely playing and real dynamic control.

Sunday concerts, or indeed any brass band concert, would be incomplete without a hymn tune. Tonight we were treated to a fabulous arrangement by Salvation Army composer and arranger William Himes of “Amazing Grace”. Simply beautiful.

As I mentioned earlier, this band keep on going right to the end without regard for ‘fuel consumption’. We were treated to the classic finale in Gounod’s “Finale from Faust”. Breathtaking music and fabulous playing from this group of excellent musicians.

As promised, Jim Cant returned to conduct the band in an enjoyable encore with “Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines”.

The Boarshurst Band Club would like to congratulate the Glossop Old Band on their fabulous performance tonight. Thanks to Jim Cant for his super choice of music and for his ‘dry wit’. The audience loved every moment. We look forward to welcoming you back on 20th October.

Review of concert on Sunday 24th February, Boarshurst Bandroom

Review of concert on Sunday 24th February, Boarshurst Bandroom

BOARSHURST SUNDAY BRASS NEW SEASON OFF TO A SCINTILATING START!!

The Glossop Old Band served up a most enjoyable programme of music on Sunday 24th February at Boarshurst Band Club in Greenfield.

Conducted by former Fairey bass trombone player, Jim Cant, the band opened their concert with the march Castle Caerphilly by T.J. Powell.

This was followed by a thrilling performance of the overture “The Impresario” by Domenico Cimarosa, arr. Dennis Wright.

Principal cornettist David Richardson then played a beautiful rendition of the song “Dearest of All”. Great playing from a real expert.

Off we went to Spain next with “Night Flight To Madrid”. This piece really captured the atmosphere and the audience loved it!

Stuart Wilkinson on principal horn came to the front of the band for our next solo of the evening. He played the classic solo “Silver Threads Amongst The Gold”. Stuarts sound and technique were superb! Well played!

Absent baritone player Wendy McMylor is currently recovering from a fall and bump on the head, and tonight the band dedicated the next piece to Wendy; from the Phantom of the Opera, the beautiful song “Think of Me”. Beautifully played from the heart. Get well soon Wendy.

To complete the first half the band played Goff Richards cleverly woven selection from Americam musical theatre in “Breezin’ Down Broadway”. Fabulous!!

Following a well earned break, and a good old chat with friends at Boarshurst, the Glossop Old Band returned to their seats and opened the second half with a superb arrangement of George Gershwins “Strike Up The Band”.

This band certainly do not take their foot off the gas in providing great and exciting music to their audience as they performed yet another great overture in “Tantalasqualen” by Suppe. The playing was top notch and the bands soprano cornettist, Mandy Crowther played with such a beautiful tone. Very classy! Well played in every department!

The third soloist of the evening was the fabulous flugel horn voice of Janet Lewis. She chose to play ‘My Ain’ Folk’ by Laura Lemon. This is just how a flugel horn should sound. Just beautiful – and what a well controlled long long last note. Thanks Janet.

The next piece was dear to Jim Cant. Being a Scotsman ‘born and bred’ (although having no trace whatsoever of ‘scottishness’ in his voice), Jim chose “Alloway Tales” by Peter Graham. We heard this at Boarshurst late last year when the Fairey Band performed as part of the conducting seminar organised by Russell Gray. On that occasion the band were conducted by Scotsman Stuart Black.

The incredibly successful stage musical Les Miserables has now become a cinema ‘box-office hit’, and tonight we were treated to one of the better known songs from the show, “I Dreamed A Dream”, arranged by Darrol Barry. Some lovely playing and real dynamic control.

Sunday concerts, or indeed any brass band concert, would be incomplete without a hymn tune. Tonight we were treated to a fabulous arrangement by Salvation Army composer and arranger William Himes of “Amazing Grace”. Simply beautiful.

As I mentioned earlier, this band keep on going right to the end without regard for ‘fuel consumption’. We were treated to the classic finale in Gounod’s “Finale from Faust”. Breathtaking music and fabulous playing from this group of excellent musicians.

As promised, Jim Cant returned to conduct the band in an enjoyable encore with “Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines”.

The Boarshurst Band Club would like to congratulate the Glossop Old Band on their fabulous performance tonight. Thanks to Jim Cant for his super choice of music and for his ‘dry wit’. The audience loved every moment. We look forward to welcoming you back on 20th October.