The winner of our latest 100 Club draw is Chris Robertson.
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 »
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 »
Following a creditable 13th place finish at the British Open Brass Band Championships held in the Birmingham Symphony Hall early in September, Wingates Band are now taking a break from competitions and spending the next few months concentrating on a busy concert season in a bid to raise much needed funds.
John Atkinson has won our lottery this time. Some of you will know John as our Soprano Cornet player. John has a lovely young family so no doubt they will have some ideas as to what to spend the money on!
Andy Dale was the lucky winner of our September lottery. Andy is a great friend and supporter of the band so we all hope he enjoys this little win. Thank you for your continued support, Andy.
Tickets for our Best of British concert on the 21st October 2017 are available to purchase in our onlne shop: http://www.wingatesbrassband.co.uk/shopping/tickets.html
It’s been a fantastic weekend in Birmingham returning to the British Open after an 18 year absence. The band qualified back in May at the Grandshield and yesterday finished 13th out of 18 – against 16 other British Elite bands plus the winners Valaisia.
Championship Section Brass Band, Wingates Band based in Westhoughton, is appealing to its local community, businesses, fellow bandsmen and brass band enthusiasts for financial assistance to maintain the history and traditions of brass band playing for over 140 years in the Bolton area. As they rapidly approach competing in the biggest brass band competition in the world on Saturday 9th… Read more »
Open rehearsal featuring the British Open Test piece – Fraternity 2nd September 2007