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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.

Rainford in action at Fleetwood

New signings at Rainford

October 11, 2012
Fresh from their recent Fleetwood success, Rainford dip into the transfer market to strengthen the ranks.

Paul Cosh

Tuesday interview with Paul Cosh

January 18 • We speak to the highly respected player, conductor, teacher and lecturer about his new teaching publication — 'Brass Essentials — An Arban Collection'.


Empty seats filled at Littleport

January 18 • Littleport Brass has filled their empty seats ahead of their Area challnge in a few weeks time.

New signings

New additions at Ratby Mid Band

January 18 • New faces young and old join the set-up at Ratby Mid Band in time for their assault on the Midlands Area title.


75 years of brass and coal

January 18 • The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.

Contest: 168th British Open

Sunday 23 January • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB

The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .

Shrewsbury Brass Band

January 15 • Are you looking for a change of scene or want to get back into banding with an ambitious and hardworking band? We have a vacancy for an experienced front row cornet player, BBb Bass player, and 2 percussionists.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

January 15 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed **EEb BASS PLAYER ** to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.

Lt Col David Barringer MBE

BMus (Hons)
Conductor and adjudicator


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