Contests

At the start of 2018 the band entered Preston contest and the band was placed 8th out of 13 bands which was good considering we only had the area set test piece “Napoleon on the Alp” out for three weeks prior the contest.

Northwest areas 2018

The band performed brilliantly from the dreaded number one spot, the performance set the marker for the rest of the bands,  until the comfort break Littleborough band were on their way to the National Finals again but unfortunately there was one great performance at the end of the day from Eccleston Brass which saw them take first prize. Out of 16 bands Littleborough were placed 4th just missing out on the top three.

Whit Friday 2018

After a very wet and windy start to the evening the weather did dry up and the band played consistently all night. The band played “The Contestor” march and managed to perform in seven different Saddleworth villages and came away with five prizes.

Hebdenbridge March Contest

The band played “The Contestor” march and was unlucky not to be in the prizes for the 3rd section again. On the positive side Littleborough Band was placed above two higher ranked bands one from the 1st section and one from the 2nd section.

 

Contests

At the start of 2018 the band entered Preston contest and the band was placed 8th out of 13 bands which was good considering we only had the area set test piece “Napoleon on the Alp” out for three weeks prior the contest.

Northwest areas 2018

The band performed brilliantly from the dreaded number one spot, the performance set the marker for the rest of the bands, until the comfort break Littleborough band were on their way to the National Finals again but unfortunately there was one great performance at the end of the day from Eccleston Brass which saw them take first prize. Out of 16 bands Littleborough were placed 4th just missing out on the top three.

Whit Friday 2018

After a very wet and windy start to the evening the weather did dry up and the band played consistently all night. The band played “The Contestor” march and managed to perform in seven different Saddleworth villages and came away with five prizes.

Hebdenbridge March Contest

The band played “The Contestor” march and was unlucky not to be in the prizes for the 3rd section again. On the positive side Littleborough Band was placed above two higher ranked bands one from the 1st section and one from the 2nd section.

 

Upcoming events

Saturday 21st July Littleborough Rushbearing Festival, Performing in Hare Hill Park 12:30pm start -1:30pm


Sunday 22nd July Littleborough Rushbearing Festival, Performing on Littleborough Square 11:45am – 1:30pm


Sunday 23rd September Afternoon Tea, Littleborough Coach House 2pm-4pm


Saturday 10th November Joint Concert with Little Jazz Funk Orchestra, Littleborough Coach House, 7:30pm

 

The Band

Principal Cornet

 

Solo cornets

Stephen Robinson

Laura Whittaker

*Vacant*

 

Soprano Cornet

Steve Sharp

Repiano Cornet

Wendy Turner

2nd Cornet

Becka

Gordon Mallinson

3rd Cornet

Peter McGovern

Kath Parton

 


Flugel

Danny Hirst


Solo Horn

Amy

1st Horn

Janette

2nd Horn

John Fletcher

Anna Woodhead


Euphoniums

*Vacant*

Martin Eastwood


Baritones

Amy Woodruff

Lucy Miller


Trombones

Sumayah Refaat

Alison Cowens

Mark Howarth


Eb Basses

Justin Greenwood

*Vacant*

 


Bb Bass

Joshua Luke

*Vacant*


Percussion

Cheryl Henry

Damian Jackson

Alex Smith

Registered Players

Jeni Clarke

Gina Heywood

Kayleigh Dunn

James Brooks

 

Training Band

img_2552Littleborough training band rehearse on Wednesdays evening. It’s a great place for players, young or old to come and improve their musical skills within a fun and exciting band environment. Many of the players in the senior band started their playing careers in our training band.

If you are interested in joining or just coming down to the band room to give it a try, please see the ‘Contact Us’ page.

Our CD

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The band recorded a CD in celebration of 150 years back in 2012 which is now at a reduced price of £5!

get in touch with us on our ‘contact us’ page to order yours now.


Track Listing:

Track 01: Trailblaze, Goff Richards

Track 02: Dimitri, Rodney Newton – Soloist Beth Haworth (Flugel Horn)

Track 03: I’ll Walk With God, Nicholas Brodszky arr. Goff Richards

Track 04: Frolic For Trombones – Featuring Sumayah Refaat, Michelle Kowalski, Stephen Lord (Trombones)

Track 05: The Contestor, TJ Powell

Track 06: Share My Yoke, Joy Webb arr. Ivor Bosanko – Soloist Laura Whittaker (Cornet)

Track 07: Concerto De Aranjuez, Rodrigo arr. Bolton – Soloist Beth Haworth (Flugel Horn)

Track 08: Manhattan Spiritual, Blilly Maxed arr, Timothy Paton

Track 09: Let Me Try Again, arr. Simon Kerwin – Soloist Lucy Smith (Soprano Cornet)

Track 10: St. Clement, C.C. Scholefield

Track 11: Czardas, Vittorio Monti arr. Dai Bach – Soloist Nick Wallwork (Vibraphone and Xylophone)

Track 12: Lord Of The Dance, Ronan Hardiman arr. Frank Bernaerts