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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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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.