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  • ♫ Bandroom concerts ♫

    We are hoping to relaunch the matinee concert series in October 2021.We will update this page as soon as we have any information.
  • 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)  
  • Getting back to the bandroom following COVID-19 ♫♫♫♫♫

    The band have recommenced rehearsals and we are currently working towards attending the delayed 2020 National finals in September. We thank every one for their continued support and understanding during the pandemic and are looking forward to getting back to some level of normality.
  • 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
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Glossop Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Les Webb as Musical Director.

Les comes from south London and was brought up in Sussex where he started playing for the Mayfield Band. Following his move up north, Les studied at the RNCM and MMU where he acquired both his BA and PGCE in music. He now works as a peripatetic brass teacher in Oldham.

As a player, Les held the principal trombone seat at the Fairey Band for two and a half years during which time he was awarded the best soloist prize at the English Nationals. In addition, Les has guested for many of the country’s finest bands, including Brighouse, Fodens & Grimethorpe to name but a few.

Les’ conducting career started in 2005 with a five year spell at Eccles Borough Band (then 4th section). Les achieved many contest successes with this appointment, including two wins at the Butlins Mineworkers contest, many local first prize awards and took Eccles into the 3rd section by winning the NW Area contest in Blackpool.

His next challenge was to rebuild the Marple Band. Les was MD at Marple from  Feb 2012 to August 2014, during which time the band grew from strength to strength, re-entering the contesting arena in 2013 when they won the NW Area (3rd Section) at Blackpool with a fine rendition of the test piece “Hollywood”. The band were subsequently promoted to the 2nd Section for 2014, and again were successful at Blackpool, securing 2nd place, and earning a second qualification for the National Finals in two years.

Glossop Band were introduced to Les by chance in October 2014, when the bands conductor became unwell on the night of a concert. Les, who was actually there to help out as a player, kindly agreed to take the baton for the evening. The concert went without a hitch and was well presented to, and received by the packed audience.

Les and the band are very much looking forward to working together to get Glossop Band back where it belongs.

Glossop Band are pleased to announce the appointment of Les Webb as Musical Director.

Les comes from south London and was brought up in Sussex where he started playing for the Mayfield Band. Following his move up north, Les studied at the RNCM and MMU where he acquired both his BA and PGCE in music. He now works as a peripatetic brass teacher in Oldham.

As a player, Les held the principal trombone seat at the Fairey Band for two and a half years during which time he was awarded the best soloist prize at the English Nationals. In addition, Les has guested for many of the country’s finest bands, including Brighouse, Fodens & Grimethorpe to name but a few.

Les’ conducting career started in 2005 with a five year spell at Eccles Borough Band (then 4th section). Les achieved many contest successes with this appointment, including two wins at the Butlins Mineworkers contest, many local first prize awards and took Eccles into the 3rd section by winning the NW Area contest in Blackpool.

His next challenge was to rebuild the Marple Band. Les was MD at Marple from  Feb 2012 to August 2014, during which time the band grew from strength to strength, re-entering the contesting arena in 2013 when they won the NW Area (3rd Section) at Blackpool with a fine rendition of the test piece “Hollywood”. The band were subsequently promoted to the 2nd Section for 2014, and again were successful at Blackpool, securing 2nd place, and earning a second qualification for the National Finals in two years.

Glossop Band were introduced to Les by chance in October 2014, when the bands conductor became unwell on the night of a concert. Les, who was actually there to help out as a player, kindly agreed to take the baton for the evening. The concert went without a hitch and was well presented to, and received by the packed audience.

Les and the band are very much looking forward to working together to get Glossop Band back where it belongs.