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  • November 2017 Prize Draw

    The November 2017 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw has taken place. Due to a number of non renewals, there were 141 numbers (139 of which are allocated to members) in this months draw, so a prize fund of £69.50Winning numbers were:1st prize - 592nd prize - 613rd prize - 74
  • Friday 15th December 2017

    Christmas concert, St Peter's & St Raphael's Church, Hough Hill Road, Stalybridge, 7.30pm startTickets £5 - contact 07784 135812
  • October 2017 Prize Draw

    The October 2017 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw took place on Halloween. 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 - 5 2nd prize - 146 3rd prize - 49
  • September 2017 Prize Draw

    The September 2017 "Friends of Glossop Old Band" prize draw took place last night, Thursday 28th September, at Learner Band. 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 - 2 2nd prize - 90 3rd prize - 16
  • 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 25th November 2017

    Christmas Light Switch On - Nolfolk Square, Glossop
  • Saturday 9th December 2017

    Private function
  • 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
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2 more new faces Glossop Band

The band are delighted to announce that Rachael Ward (Flugel) and Matt Hill (Solo Euphonium) have joined the band.  

Rachael is a  relative newcomer to brass banding, swapping the trumpet for the flugelhorn shortly after completing her MA in Music at The University of Manchester in 2008. Rachael enjoyed an extremely successful five years at The Marple Band, progressing from the 3rd to the 1st Section in the space of two years and qualifying for two consecutive National Finals, becoming National 2nd Section Champions in 2014.

Having just completed her PGCE in Secondary Music Teaching at MMU, Rachael is looking forward to returning to the contest stage with Glossop Old Band.   

Matthew began playing the euphonium whilst at St Mary's Primary School, Marple Bridge and quickly became involved with the Stockport Schools' Brass band. He later joined Marple B Band (now Hawk Green Band) rising through the ranks and becoming principal euphonium.

In 2001 Matthew was accepted to study at the R.N.C.M. under euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead. Alongside his studies Matthew competed in brass competitions all over Europe and was a semi-finalist in the ITEC (2004) in Hungary, Lieksa Brass Week in Finland (2004) and the Phillip Jones Brass Competition in France (2003). He was also principal euphonium with Wingates Brass Band, qualifying for the National Finals in 2004.

Upon graduation from the R.N.C.M. Matthew was offered a job playing euphonium with the world famous Central Band of the Royal Air Force where he spent five years fulfilling prestigious engagements both in the UK and abroad. In 2010 Matthew left the band as principal euphonium to pursue a career in teaching and devote more time to brass bands. 

Both have been featured as guest soloists in recent concerts and their playing has been much appreciated by both audience and band. 

2 more new faces Glossop Band
The band are delighted to announce that Rachael Ward (Flugel) and Matt Hill (Solo Euphonium) have joined the band.  

Rachael is a  relative newcomer to brass banding, swapping the trumpet for the flugelhorn shortly after completing her MA in Music at The University of Manchester in 2008. Rachael enjoyed an extremely successful five years at The Marple Band, progressing from the 3rd to the 1st Section in the space of two years and qualifying for two consecutive National Finals, becoming National 2nd Section Champions in 2014.

Having just completed her PGCE in Secondary Music Teaching at MMU, Rachael is looking forward to returning to the contest stage with Glossop Old Band.   

Matthew began playing the euphonium whilst at St Mary's Primary School, Marple Bridge and quickly became involved with the Stockport Schools' Brass band. He later joined Marple B Band (now Hawk Green Band) rising through the ranks and becoming principal euphonium.

In 2001 Matthew was accepted to study at the R.N.C.M. under euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead. Alongside his studies Matthew competed in brass competitions all over Europe and was a semi-finalist in the ITEC (2004) in Hungary, Lieksa Brass Week in Finland (2004) and the Phillip Jones Brass Competition in France (2003). He was also principal euphonium with Wingates Brass Band, qualifying for the National Finals in 2004.

Upon graduation from the R.N.C.M. Matthew was offered a job playing euphonium with the world famous Central Band of the Royal Air Force where he spent five years fulfilling prestigious engagements both in the UK and abroad. In 2010 Matthew left the band as principal euphonium to pursue a career in teaching and devote more time to brass bands. 

Both have been featured as guest soloists in recent concerts and their playing has been much appreciated by both audience and band.