Celebrations

NABBC Master Class & Conducting Workshops

The Milnrow Band was at the main hub of all practical work at our recent Conducting Course in West Yorkshire. The recent successes at the Grand Shield and even more recently at the English National Championship ensured that the visiting conductors and players were in for a breath-taking rehearsal.

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Celebrating great playing and leadership

Read more: Pemberton Old Wigan DW BandThe Pemberton Old Wigan DW Band played a significant part in the success of the NABBC Conference 2013.

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Alder Valley Brass - promoted to championship Section for 2014

Read more: Roger BurkeRoger Burke who has been a member of the NABBC since 2009 was almost lost for words when the results were announced at the recent London and Southern Counties Area finals at Stevenage.

Whilst congratulating the winners in the 1st Section Kidlington Concert Brass, Roger and his band could barely believe it when Alder Valley Brass were awarded second place. Not only does this give the band qualification to the national finals at Cheltenham later in the year but Roger has just received confirmation that the band will be in the Championship Section in 2014.

This has come just as the band celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012 a great start to the next 50 years. 

I contacted Roger to catch up and ask how the band's preparation had gone in the lead up to the contest and how the band members felt about the performance before the results were announced. 

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