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A Successful contesting season

Wingates Brass Band   May 23, 2017   Comments Off on A Successful contesting season

Wingates have had a much to celebrate over the past 12 months – as the picture shows! The celebrations began in February 2016, when the band gained 2nd place at the North West Area Championships and qualified to compete in the National Finals in October.

Chris Robertson – A Fond Farewell

Wingates Brass Band   May 23, 2017   Comments Off on Chris Robertson – A Fond Farewell

Wingates Band would like to wish all the best to our Solo Euphonium player, Chris Robertson. Chris joined the band three and a half years ago, when he moved from Scotland to Manchester to study at the RNCM. Now his studying is coming to an end, he feels it’s the right time to part from the band and take advantage… Read more »

From Pop Star to Opera Star

Wingates Brass Band   May 16, 2017   Comments Off on From Pop Star to Opera Star

The Bridge Church, 109 Bradford St, Bolton, BL2 1JX The band is known for it’s innovative and entertaining programmes under MD, Paul Andrews and this is no exception! Music ranging from Opera classics to the more contemporary pop style. Music to suit all tastes. The band competed last year in the Brass Band National finals , performed “Brassed Off” in… Read more »

Grand Shield Results

Wingates Brass Band   May 14, 2017   Comments Off on Grand Shield Results

The band are delighted to announce that as a result of achieving a fabulous 2nd place at the Grand Shield (Saturday 13th May 2017 – Blackpool Winter Gardens) we have been invited to compete in the British Open at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham on the 9th September 2017. Andy MacDonald our Principal Cornet player took the award for the overall… Read more »

Brassed Off!

Wingates Brass Band   February 13, 2017   Comments Off on Brassed Off!

Further to a successful audition by the organisers of a new production of Brassed Off, we are pleased to announce that the band have been chosen to star in the show which will be performed in April.  Information re dates and how to purchase tickets are detailed below.

Brass at the Guild competition

Wingates Brass Band   January 30, 2017   Comments Off on Brass at the Guild competition

After a busy month for Wingates, the band competed in the Brass at the Guild competition yesterday. This is a contest that has become well known as a good chance to “run out” the test piece for the Area Championships in February, which is exactly what the band did as we performed ‘Pageantry’ by Herbert Howells.