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 »
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.
As 2017 comes to an end with a few spots of carolling left in us at Asda & Tesco Middlebrook, Horwich we would like to say a few thank yous…
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.