Band News

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 »

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News Update

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.

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October 100 Club Winner

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!

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September’s 100 Club Winner

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.

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Best of British Concert Tickets

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

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British Open Contest Results

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.

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Wingates Band in danger of closing down

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 »

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Open rehearsal featuring the British Open Test piece – Fraternity

Open rehearsal featuring the British Open Test piece – Fraternity 2nd September 2007

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July 100 Club Winner

Congratulations to Pat Collins our July 100 winner.

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Clatterbridge Cancer Charity Donation

The band are delighted to announce that further to the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity concert at St George’s Hall (24th June 2017) they are able to give a donation of £200 to Clatterbridge Cancer Care. A very special thanks is extended to Mr Steve Caunce for his very kind and generous support again this year. Thank you to everyone who attended… Read more »

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