The band were delighted to play to another full house on Saturday 21st October, in our ‘Best of British’ concert at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Westhoughton, one of our local churches.
The band were on great form once again led by our charismatic Musical Director Paul Andrews. There was also some fantastic solo playing in particular from Andrew MacDonald (Cornet), Melanie McFarland (Tenor Horn), Nicóla Shaw (Flugel), Gareth Nelson (Baritone) and Philip Bracegirdle (Euphonium).
We would like to thank the audience for their brilliant support throughout the evening and we hope to see you all again at our future concerts.
The next concert appearance for the band is our joint concert with the Band of the King’s Division at The Brindley, Runcorn on Sunday 19th November at 7:30pm in aid of The Soldier’s Charity.
Tickets are available via The Brindley Box Office on 0151 907 8360
Weekdays 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
or book online: https://tickets.thebrindley.org.uk (open 24 hours a day 7 days a week).
If you are looking further ahead and wish to see the band at Christmas, our annual Christmas Concert is on Saturday 9th December at Victoria Hall, 37 Knowsley Street, Bolton, BL1 2AS with the Warrington Male Voice Choir.
Tickets can be purchased from The Victoria Hall Box Office 01204 522569
Saturday – 10am – 12 noon, Tues and Thurs – 10am – 2pm
or you can purchase tickets via Ticket Source:
Tel: 0333 666 4466 or
Alternatively if you join the Wingates Band Supporters Club at only £20 per year, this will entitle you to a free ticket to the Christmas concert each year as well as regular updates regarding the band, including our quarterly newsletter ‘Wingates Times’.
For further details on any of the ways in which you can support the band, please visit our fundraising section or contact Melanie McFarland on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07770 587227 to discuss the various options available.