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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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Jim Cant

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Jim Cant and Glossop Old Band have been linked for almost 50 years since he started playing trombone there as a young boy, but it is as a conductor, in several spells for around 15 years that he will best be remembered, and for the achievements that the band made under his direction in the 1990s.

Jim returned to the band from a spell at Hollingworth (who had just won the 4th Section Nation title under his direction) at the end of 1993. Glossop were in a state of rebuilding and found themselves in the third section, but with a strong and eager team.

Following what was to be a low point of 2nd place at Rochdale contest, the band attended over 30 contests under Jim’s baton over the next 3 years and won every one.

They won back to back 3rd Section, 2nd Section and 1st Section area titles and National titles at 3rd and 2nd Section, (giving Jim a hat trick of National victories); and back to back Pontins Easter and October titles amongst many others, the run finally ending in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall when the band were placed third in the 1996 1st Section national finals, a feat they repeated the following year in Cardiff.

Moving into the Championship section in 1997 finals success was missed by one place in each of the next three years. Glossop were also by 1998 invited to enter the Grand Shield where they missed an Open invite by a couple of places.

Following the near miss of the 1999 area Jim’s personal circumstances meant he felt it was time for a break from the band and he moved on to Stalybridge, but the strong band he had built at Glossop managed to gain an Open berth the following year and on his return to the band in 2002 Jim was finally able to lead his band in the world’s most famous contest.

In 2005 he moved to Silk Brass in Macclesfield for several years prior to his illness and for a spell after his recovery before returning to Glossop again.

It was a privilege and a pleasure to play for him throughout his times at our (and his) band, and he will be greatly missed by everyone at Glossop as well as by his many friends in the wider banding community.

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Jim Cant

Jim Cant and Glossop Old Band have been linked for almost 50 years since he started playing trombone there as a young boy, but it is as a conductor, in several spells for around 15 years that he will best be remembered, and for the achievements that the band made under his direction in the 1990s.

Jim returned to the band from a spell at Hollingworth (who had just won the 4th Section Nation title under his direction) at the end of 1993. Glossop were in a state of rebuilding and found themselves in the third section, but with a strong and eager team.

Following what was to be a low point of 2nd place at Rochdale contest, the band attended over 30 contests under Jim’s baton over the next 3 years and won every one.

They won back to back 3rd Section, 2nd Section and 1st Section area titles and National titles at 3rd and 2nd Section, (giving Jim a hat trick of National victories); and back to back Pontins Easter and October titles amongst many others, the run finally ending in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall when the band were placed third in the 1996 1st Section national finals, a feat they repeated the following year in Cardiff.

Moving into the Championship section in 1997 finals success was missed by one place in each of the next three years. Glossop were also by 1998 invited to enter the Grand Shield where they missed an Open invite by a couple of places.

Following the near miss of the 1999 area Jim’s personal circumstances meant he felt it was time for a break from the band and he moved on to Stalybridge, but the strong band he had built at Glossop managed to gain an Open berth the following year and on his return to the band in 2002 Jim was finally able to lead his band in the world’s most famous contest.

In 2005 he moved to Silk Brass in Macclesfield for several years prior to his illness and for a spell after his recovery before returning to Glossop again.

It was a privilege and a pleasure to play for him throughout his times at our (and his) band, and he will be greatly missed by everyone at Glossop as well as by his many friends in the wider banding community.

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