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Houlding the reins at Rainford

May 05, 2022
Chris Houlding will lead Rainford's 'Dynasty' challenge at the Grand Shield on the weekend.


Rainford looks to build for the future with new sponsorship link

January 13, 2022
The Rainford Band has announced a new sponsorship partnership with local builders' merchant, Beesley & Fildes.


Morvern calls time on decade of excellence at Rainford

December 05, 2021
Morvern Sinclair has decided to step down as principal cornet of Rainford Band after 10 years of acclaimed excellence.


Rainford forced to withdraw from Scottish Open

November 24, 2021
The North West contender has been forced to withdraw from the event in Perth due to Covid-19 issues.


Rainford add to the ranks

October 17, 2021
New signings bolster the ranks of Rainford Band as they look ahead to the Scottish Open in Perth next month.


New lead at Rainford

September 19, 2019
Sarah Groarke-Booth is set to become the new Musical Director of Rainford Band

Gareth Brindle

Brindle set to depart Rainford

May 01, 2019
The highly successful musical partnership between Gareth Brindle and the Rainford Band will end after their appearance at this year's Grand Shield contest in Blackpool.

Rainford Slow Melody

Rainford looking for entrants

July 26, 2016
Now's your chance to get your entries in for the popular Rainford Slow Melody contest.

Spring Festival trophies

Report & Results: 2016 Senior Cup

May 14, 2016
Rainford take the Battle honours to claim a second successive Spring Festival victory, as Thoresby, Llwydcoed and NASUWT Riverside join them in the Grand Shield in 2017.

Paul Duffy

Duffy recording prize on offer

May 19, 2015
If you fancy winning a £2,000 recording prize then all you have to do is support a bit of St Helens Pride.

winter gardens

Report & Result: 2015 Senior Trophy

May 09, 2015
Rainford triumph on Tallis Variations as Llwydcoed, VBS Poynton and Newtongrange join them in the Senior Cup in 2016.


Rainford March & Hymn Tune contest called off

April 22, 2015
A lack of banding interest leads to the cancellation of the Rainford March & Hymn Tune contest.


Rainford closing date looms

April 14, 2015
If you want to get your entry in for the Rainford March & Hymn Tune contest then you had better be quick...


Rainford launch March & Hymn contest

February 28, 2015
The Rainford Band launches a brand new march & hymn tune contest as a great dry run for Whit Friday...


Report & Results: 2015 Rainford Slow Melody Contest

February 26, 2015
A record turn out showcases top class playing at Rainford


Generous prize money up for Rainford grabs

February 11, 2015
There is march & hymn tune money up for grabs at the first ever Rainford event in May.


Rainford look for melody makers

January 23, 2015
If you are a budding slow melody making champion then make sure you sign up for the Rainford Slow Melody Contest in February.


Rainford looking for new entrants

December 03, 2014
The Rainford Band is looking for yet more budding performers to build on their slow melody success.


Rainford welcome new signings

September 24, 2014
The Rainford Band has welcomed a new batch of signings to add strength to the ranks.

Rainford Band

Report & Results: 2014 Rainford Slow Melody

February 17, 2014
There was a great turn out of playing talent on show for David Thornton to judge at the inaugural Rainford Slow Melody Contest.

Rainford Band

Rainford Slow Melody gains entries

January 14, 2014
There has been an encouraging take up of entries for the first Rainford Slow Melody contest in February.

Rainford Band

Rainford Slow Melody set for February

December 12, 2013
The inaugural Rainford Slow Melody Contest is set to take place this coming February — so get you entries in!


Brindle takes baton at Rainford

January 13, 2013
Former Black Dyke baritone star takes over the conducting role at Rainford.

Rainford in action

Rainford part company with Samuel

December 20, 2012
The successful eight year partnership between Neil Samuel and the Rainford Band has come to an end.


New arrivals at Rainford

November 20, 2012
Two new arrivals land on the Rainford doorstep after recent Northern Open.

Gavin Higgins

Interview with Gavin Higgins

August 7 • We catch up with the Forest of Dean composer as he looks forward to the world premiere of his 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' which will be played at the Proms on Monday night


Vaughan Williams boost ahead of Proms appearance for Tredegar

August 7 • Tredegar's forthcoming double header Proms appearances has been given a musical boost with the critical acclaim for its latest CD release.

Mallinson and Ashman

Interview with Phoebe Mallinson and Jordan Ashman

August 6 • We catch up with two of the young stars of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain as they prepare to perform with the band at its 70th anniversary concert in London this evening.


Scottish Youth ready for Stirling climax

August 6 • The three ensembles of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland will be in concert in Stirling later today — so why not get along and enjoy the music making.

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lotherton Hall

Sunday 28 August • Lotherton Hall. Off Collier Lane. Aberford. LS25 3EB LS25 3EB

Newstead Brass - Newark Brass Explosion

Monday 29 August • Newark Castle, . Castle Gate, Newark NG24 1BG

Contest: Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Contest

Sunday 4 September • Ladhill Playing Fields, Greenfield, Oldhamm OL3 7JW

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 10 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Derwent Brass - Under The Stars

Saturday 17 September • Derby Cathedral, 18-19 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP

Market Rasen Band

August 8 • Market Rasen Band, 2nd Section requires Solo Cornet, Backrow Cornet, Horn, Baritone, Euphonium, Solo Trombone,Eflat Bass and BFlat Bass.

Maltby Miners Welfare Band

August 8 • SOLO TROMBONE required at Maltby Miners Wefare Band due to player retirement. Tha Band rehearsal on Wednesday and Friday evenings in our own band room in Maltby. Sensible jobs and contest list. Visit our Web site for more info.

Rushden Town Band

August 7 • Second Cornet - our current position holder is returning to her studies on the South Coast!

Duncan A. Beckley

Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher


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