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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

    8.00-10.00pm
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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.