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Grimethorpe ready to split the air with Green

May 10, 2024
Grimethorpe Colliery Band heads to the North East this weekend to join Ivor Novello composer Martin Green for a performance of 'Split the Air'.

Rex Richardson

Richardson gives Grimethorpe Youth huge boost

March 28, 2024
The American trumpet star recently dropped in to work with the youngsters of the Grimethorpe North of England Youth Band.


Grimethorpe determined to resolve financial crisis

March 22, 2024
Grimethorpe Colliery Band tells 4BR that it is in the process to back its long term musical aims with financial stability.


Grimethorpe open doors on Enigma preparations

February 28, 2024
You can find out how Grimethorpe Colliery Band is tackling Philip Sparke's 'Variations on an Enigma' on Thursday evening.


Grimey ask for finisher choice for Morley appearance

February 02, 2024
Grimethorpe Colliery Band will head to Morley Town Hall later this month to perform as part of the Leeds Best of Brass series.

Rob Wilshaw

New solo trombone at Grimethorpe

January 26, 2024
Rob Wilshaw becomes the new solo trombone at Grimethorpe Colliery Band


Grimethorpe target next generation of recruits

January 21, 2024
The next generation of brass and percussion players can be inspired on their musical journey at the next Grimethorpe Colliery Band free youth band day.

Michael Bach

Grimethorpe enhance Bach link

October 09, 2023
Michael Bach has been appointed Professional Musical Director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Grimethorpe honoured by Parkinson tribute

September 15, 2023
The sound of Grimethorpe Colliery Band has been heard in tribute as well as at the funeral of the late broadcaster, chat-show host and author, Sir Michael Parkinson.


Grimethorpe release new Postcards CD

September 13, 2023
Several new recordings — including one of an iconic work are featured on Grimethorpe's latest CD release.


Grimethorpe make cross genre concert link

July 25, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band will link up with the RSVP Bhangra ensemble and operatic soprano vocalist Belinda Evans for their latest high profile concert appearance.

Andrew Wainwright

Wainwright claims Grimethorpe Composition Competition title

July 19, 2023
Andrew's Wainwright's 'Fallen Souls' has become the inaugural winner of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band Composition Competition.


Grimethorpe announces composer semi-final line-up

July 10, 2023
105 works have been whittled down to 17 for the next stage of the inaugural Grimethorpe Colliery Band Composer Competition.


Oh we do like to be beside the seaside...

June 24, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band will head on tour to the south coast in August to bring their musical entertainment to some great seaside venues.


Lichfield youngsters prepare for Grimethorpe Adventure

June 13, 2023
25 primary school youngsters are practicing hard for their appearance with Grimethorpe Colliery Band next month.


Still time to enter a Grimethorpe Composition

June 10, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band is looking to encourage more works for the brass band medium with its first composition competition — and there is still time to enter.

Mark Glover

Glover enjoys Rondofest experience

June 07, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band's solo euphonium Mark Glover has enjoyed his most recent trip back to Malaysia.


Grimethorpe further free community youth development

May 24, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band continues to reach out into its youth community with its free offers of brass playing development.

Mark Glover

Perfect fit for Glover at Grimethorpe

May 16, 2023
The experienced Mark Glover takes on the solo euphonium role at Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Judith Weir

Grimethorpe welcomes Master of the King's Music

May 12, 2023
Judith Weir CBE recently enjoyed a musical visit to Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Grimethorpe launch global composition competition

April 26, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band is looking to encourage more works for the brass band medium with its first composition competition.

Steve Phillips

Phillips takes residency at Grimethorpe

April 23, 2023
Steve Phillips has been appointed as the new Resident Musical Director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Grimethorpe inspiring future banding generations

April 19, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band is set to form a new junior band following the success of its latest Spring Workshop.


New resident sought at Grimethorpe

March 10, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band tells 4BR that they are looking for the right Resident Conductor to meet their artistic ambitions.


Grimethorpe to link with Denis Wick for new partnership

March 01, 2023
Two iconic names in the banding world have announced a new partnership link.


Senior Trophy relegation details confirmed

May 20 • Just one band will be relegated from the 2024 Senior Trophy as organisers seek to restore a 20 band field to its 2025 event.


Roberston heads home for musical weekend

May 18 • Besson star Chris Robertson has a busy weekend of workshops and adjudications as he returns to Aberdeen and Perth.


Death of Keith Hollinshead

May 18 • The death has been announced of the former player, conductor and administrator who played a central role in the British Open Championships.

Whit Friday

Whit Friday emphasise Code of Practice to bands

May 18 • Organisers state that if you wish to take part in the Saddleworth & Oldham Whit Friday contests, then please respect and follow the rules, guidelines and event Code of Practice.

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ

Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR

West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF

Audley Brass

May 20 • Audley Brass are seeking a Principal Cornet player to lead the band into the First Section in 2025. The band have several fantastic events in the diary including the National Finals and no less than 6 of our epic beer festival sing-along nights.

Linthwaite Band

May 20 • We currently have a vacancy for either a 2nd Euphonium or 2nd Baritone, we have a busy varied list of engagements lined up for the summer, and are a friendly 4th section contesting band based just outside of Huddersfield, and welcome any new players.

Epping Forest Band

May 19 • Required: We are a friendly 2nd section band who are in need of a tenor horn (position negotiable) and percussion to complete our line

Alex McGee

Conductor & Composer


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