Author Archives: Wingates Brass Band

Andy Mac’ and Friends

Wingates Brass Band   April 9, 2018   Comments Off on Andy Mac’ and Friends

Celebrating 50 years in brass banding. The Pyramid Studio Theatre, Palmyra Square, Warrington, WA1 1BL Tickets available to purchase online from our shop Click poster for more details

Terry Holden 29th January 1937 – 10th March 2018

Wingates Brass Band   March 28, 2018   Comments Off on Terry Holden 29th January 1937 – 10th March 2018

It is with great sadness that the band has recently learned of the passing of Wingates stalwart, Terry Holden. Terry, a cornet player, joined Wingates band in 1957 and continued to play with the band for over 50 years and latterly became a trustee of the band until ill health prevented him from being a more active member. Terry was… Read more »

Update on our Chairman

Wingates Brass Band   February 26, 2018   Comments Off on Update on our Chairman

Wingates Band would like to thank everyone for all the messages of support in regards to our Chairman and BBb bass player Andy Mooney. Shortly after our performance yesterday he suffered a heart attack and is currently in hospital making a steady recovery. The band especially wish to express their gratitude to the NW Area committee and medical team at… Read more »

Happy New Year!

Wingates Brass Band   January 3, 2018   Comments Off on Happy New Year!

The band would like to reflect on what a successful and memorable year they have had. After 2016 brought qualification to The National Finals of Great Britain, 2017 brought the return to the British Open; a competition the band hadn’t attended for 18 years.

November News Update

Wingates Brass Band   November 30, 2017   Comments Off on November News Update

November has seen the band have another busy month beginning with the Remembrance Parade for Astley Bridge British Legion on Sunday 12th November. The band would like to extend its gratitude to the British Legion members and the local community of Astley Bridge for their generosity in fundraising for the band, and we are honoured to announce that we shall… Read more »

October News Update

Wingates Brass Band   October 30, 2017   Comments Off on October News Update

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),… Read more »