Category Archives: News

Jack Bond

Wingates Brass Band   July 19, 2019   Comments Off on Jack Bond

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

March 2019 Update

Wingates Brass Band   March 29, 2019   Comments Off on March 2019 Update

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

Tune In!

Wingates Brass Band   November 26, 2018   Comments Off on Tune In!

The band’s Marketing Manager, Melanie McFarland and our Musical Director, Paul Andrews will be giving a radio interview for Bolton FM. (96.5) on Tuesday 27th November.

This will go on air at 11:15am.
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November Update

Wingates Brass Band   November 21, 2018   Comments Off on November Update

As we approach the end of 2018, all of us here at Wingates Band hope you have had a good
year and that you are looking forward to Christmas and the New Year.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest

May 100 Club Winner

Wingates Brass Band   June 8, 2016   Comments Off on May 100 Club Winner

It was with pleasure that the band held their first draw to determine the winner of the May 100 Club Lottery.  The lucky winner was Susan Densfield who won £65.Read the rest

A Fond Farewell

Wingates Brass Band   April 22, 2016   Comments Off on A Fond Farewell

It is with sadness and regret that we have to announce the end of an era as our Band President, Mr David Kaye, has now retired.  David has been a loyal servant and ardent supporter of the band for over 25 years and has seen the band through the many trials and tribulations of band life with a smile on his face, accompanied with a very generous and giving nature. … Read the rest

Wingates adds six-pack strength

Wingates Brass Band   February 22, 2016   Comments Off on Wingates adds six-pack strength

Brass-ToffThe Wingates Band has announced the signing of six new players ahead of their North West Regional Championship Section challenge in Blackpool on February 28th.

Craig McFarland, Gwen McFarland, Dave Black and David Notley join the cornet section, whilst Melanie McFarland and Chris Billington come in on tenor horn.… Read the rest