The band are very sorry to announce the death of Jack Bond (Ex-President of Wingates Band), best known nationally and internationally as a very successful captain of Lancashire County Cricket Club in the late 1960s/early 70s.… Read the rest
The band had a mixed evening of results at the recent Whit Friday March Competitions held on Friday 14th June, 2019 in the Tameside and Saddleworth areas of Greater Manchester. However we were extremely proud of a couple of these results with an overall 3rd place (out of 44 bands) awarded at the Dukinfield Albion and a 2nd place overall (out of 39 bands) at the competition held at the Stalybridge Labour Club.… Read the rest
We are now half way through our Spring/Summer venture at the Blackrod Sports and Community Centre. Friday Night is Music Night has seen us perform ’50 Years of Pop’ in April, and only last Friday 3rd May, our ‘Musicals’ evening.… Read the rest
Our next concert is this Friday 3rd May at the Blackrod Sports and Community Centre, Greenbarn Way, Blackrod, Bolton. BL6 5TG. This is the 2nd concert in our series of ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ and is the ever popular theme of Musicals and starts at 7.30pm.… Read the rest
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Wingates Band are now entering a busy period of music making over the next few months with some exciting new projects linked with the Co-op, Blackrod community centre and one of their sponsors, instrument repairers Brass Toff.… Read the rest
Craig McFarland was March’s lucky 100 Club winner. Spend wisely!!… Read the rest
We had a recent email from an ex-player, Paul Fisher:
It’s a long time ago now but I’m a former member of the band and was solo trombone player with the band between 1991-98 and had an absolutely wonderful time, not only as a player but also making friendships that have lasted a lifetime – Lynda Nicholson, Dave Thornton, Anna Hughes- Williams, Sheona White.