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Death of Eileen Murphy

December 26, 2020
The death has been announced of Eileen Murphy, the stalwart administrator and supporter of Marple Band.

Aviva Community Fund

Marple bid for funds

October 27, 2016
The Marple bid needs some help to get its hands on some uniform funding.

Conducting hands

Curtis takes the helm at Marple

September 28, 2016
The experienced Stephen Curtis will be taking over as conductor at Marple.

Marple Trophy

Report & Results: 2014 National Finals: Second Section

September 20, 2014
Emotional links to a glorious past are reconnected with Marple's National success at Cheltenham.

Mike Jackson

Marple's diamond geezer

December 20, 2013
They don't make bandsmen like Mike Jackson anymore, after the modest baritone players receives an award for his 60 years of service to the banding movement.

Marple Band

Marple reveals high principal

March 21, 2013
The Marple Band is still on a high after their remarkable return to contesting at the North West Regional Championships in Blackpool.

Beer and crisps for Marple

There's method in Marple's Brassed Off madness

May 31, 2012
Authentic method acting pays off for Marple in time for Whit Friday...

Webb heads for Marple

February 15, 2012
Star trombonist takes over the helm at Marple.

Quiet rebuilding work in Marple

July 07, 2010
Former British Open champions are taking a quiet road back to better days.

Marple set for redevelopment

April 10, 2008
For British Open Champions move out to new pastures with the promise of an exciting future ahead.


Sunscreen and Ralgex for Crookston

May 27 • Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston will be in the saddle this weekend to raise money for the BBE Brass Foundations team.


Stalwarts honoured on Coronation weekend in East Anglia

May 27 • A group of wonderful brass band stalwarts were honoured by presentations from East Anglian Brass Band Association.

Paul Holland

Holland ends Wantage tenure as King steps into MD role

May 26 • Paul Holland and Wantage Band reach a final chord as Chris King gets ready to take on a new MD role.

British Army

Busy Porter enjoys London performances...

May 26 • Andrew Porter has enjoyed two memorable weekends of music making — at the Coronation and the crowning of a new Senior Cup champion..

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment

Friday 26 May • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Tendring Brass - Clacton on Sea Co operative Band

Sunday 28 May • West Cliff Theatre. Tower Road. Essex CO15 1LE

Boarshurst Silver Band - Fundraising Concert for Nationals

Sunday 28 May • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7 EW

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 2 June • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Chinnor Silver

May 27 • Chinnor Silver (2nd section finalists 2023) have 2 empty seats left on their coach to the finals in September & are looking for a Bass trombone and Bass player (Eb or Bb) to fill them. We are a friendly band and are ready to welcome you on our fun bus!

Stretford Band

May 27 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a friendly, non -contesting band with a varied concert programme at local . events throughout the year. We are looking for someone who can take the Band forward..

Harlow Brass Band

May 26 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR / CONDUCTOR - We are a friendly, non-contesting band who play to a good standard. We hold our own Spring and Christmas concerts and provide entertainment at various local events throughout the year.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor


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