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Fishburn helps support Care Home friends

May 30, 2020
The Fishburn Band is helping to raise funds to help support the outstanding work provided by care homes in their local area.


New resident at Fishburn

October 22, 2019
John Pearson becomes the new resident conductor at Fishburn Band.


Death of Billy Elliott

November 13, 2018
The Fishburn Band has announced the death of their stalwart supporter and Vice-President Billy Elliott


Fishburn appoint a new resident

June 06, 2018
The Fishburn Band has appointed Lewis Wilkinson as their new Resident Conductor.


Fishburn celebrates 60th anniversary in style

February 05, 2015
One of the leading bands in the North of England has celebrated its 60th birthday in musical style.


Fishburn set to celebrate 60th anniversary

January 23, 2015
The Fishburn Band will be celbrating its 60th anniversary this weekend.

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Geneva give Fishburn a winning sound

October 25, 2014
Fishburn Band gains immediate benefit from their investment in Geneva instruments.

Joseph Cook

Cook takes Fishburn helm

April 04, 2014
Joseph Cook has become the new Musical Director of the Fishburn Band with a Senior Cup debut to look forward to.


Composer award delights Durham

February 18, 2014
Durham University's new composition wins Unibrass approval.

Fishburn Band

Thomas steps down from Fishburn

December 16, 2013
Huw Thomas steps down from MD role at Fishburn.

Huw Thomas

No doubting Thomas

April 18, 2013
Fishburn MD takes to the road to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.


Thomas takes Fishburn helm

January 11, 2012
Huw Thomas has been appointed as the new MD at the Fishburn Band.


McCabe helps explore classic work

January 05, 2009
Composer John McCabe has been throwing light on his classic test piece 'Cloudcatcher Fells' in Durham.


Howarth Masterclass

April 12, 2008
Elgar Howarth will be conducting at Durham University this Sunday in a masterclass of one of his works.


Fishburn 'overjoyed' at Armstrong

March 21, 2008
The Fishburn Band are reported to be 'overjoyed' at the signing of horn star Martin Armstrong ahed of the area contest next weekend.


Fishburn take up Durham residency

January 01, 2008
Fishburn take over Brass Band in Residency at Durham University.

Chappell gains place in Cornish National Music Archive

August 4 • The brass band career of conductor Albert Chappell has found a place in the newly created Cornish National Music Archive.


A minor bit of high profile national radio coverage

August 4 • A quintet performance of Bach's famous 'Toccata' gets a bit of air time on Classic FM...


Music can play pivotal role for school children in post Coronavirus future

August 4 • An article in the Times Education Supplement argues that music can make a huge positive impact on well being for children as they prepare to return to school.


First chords of return in Wales?

August 4 • Members of Brecon Concert Band were able to enjoy an open air rehearsal this week — but there is still no sign of concert halls reopening in Wales.

Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000

The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .

The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.

Foss Dyke Band

July 19 • Foss Dyke would like to invite applications for MD. You will have a very pro active committee to support you, and the band currently has only 1 empty chair, with well attended rehearsals. The bandroom has just had a complete refit, Covid ready.

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator


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