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.
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 »
Open rehearsal featuring the British Open Test piece – Fraternity 2nd September 2007
Congratulations to Pat Collins our July 100 winner.
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 »
Congratulations to our recent 100 Club winners: Mr Michael Atkinson – May – £150 Mr Rai Hirst – June – £150
St Georges Hall, St George’s Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ @ 7.30pm – 24th June Wingates Band, are playing with international Euphonium star Dave Thornton in an effort to assist with the remarkable services that Clatterbridge continue to provide.
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.
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 »
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 »