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Death of Dennis Chalk BEM

September 11, 2019
The death has been announced of the respected musician Dennis Chalk BEM.


Personal connection for Childs concert

December 01, 2017
The welcome cross border appearance of the Woodfalls Band in Wales this weekend will have an added personal connection for the family of MD, Dr Robert Childs.


Woodfalls showcase Gallery portraits

October 10, 2017
West of England champions are putting on an evening showing this week on their Gallery portraits curated by Dr Robert Childs.


Woodfalls say farewell to Sam

July 23, 2017
Woodfalls Band has said a fond farewell to one of their most dedicated bandsmen.

Swan Lake

Woodfalls to light up Swan vistas

May 09, 2017
Woodfalls will be showcasing their prep work on Reflections on Swan Lake ahead of their Blackpool Grand Shield challenge.

Woodfalls Band

World Rankings — April Update

April 03, 2017
The latest Band Supplies — 4barsrest.com Rankings see significant changes across the majority of the top 200 following the Regional Championships in the UK.

Dr Robert Childs

Woodfalls extra Area boost as Childs signs up on three year deal

March 17, 2017
Dr Robert Childs has formalised his musical link to the newly crowned West of England Champions by signing a three year link as Musical directir.


Woodfalls withdraws from Brass in Concert

November 12, 2016
West of England challenger forced to pull out of Gateshead event due to personnel problems.


Woodfalls make uniform amnesty appeal

May 13, 2016
If you have something in your wardrobe that you shouldn't then it may be something Woodfalls Band require — no questions asked...

Ken Worgan

Death of Ken Worgan

January 13, 2016
The death has been announced of one of the banding movements most popular personalities.

Bob and Erik

Woodfalls go Dutch for Open

May 26, 2015
Woodfalls take Dr Robert Childs advice by going Dutch with the highly respected Erik Janssen for their British Open return.

Bob Childs

Robert Childs takes lead role at Woodfalls

May 23, 2015
After leading them to the British Open, Dr Robert Childs takes on key Music Advisor role with Woodfalls.


Twin rehearsal spotlight for Woodfalls and Downton

March 10, 2015
If you want to hear both the top section and Second Section test pieces before the weekend in Torquay then now's your chance...


Stewart takes his leave from Woodfalls

December 10, 2014
Scott Stewart has taken the decision to take his leave after 11 highly enjoyable years as top trom at Woodfalls Band.


Woodfalls set to reveal Arthur prep

September 29, 2014
West of England representatives to open their doors to showcase their King Arthur preparations.

Ray Farr

Farr laps up Woodfalls trip to Albert Hall

September 09, 2014
Ray Farr will lead Woodfalls to the Royal Albert Hall with a host of new signings and Grant aid to boost the assault.

Ken Worgan and Woodfalls

Woodfalls set for St Magnus opening

February 26, 2014
West of England challengers to open up with a sneak preview of their St Magnus challenge.

Brian Easterbrook

40 years celebration for Woodfalls stalwart

January 04, 2014
Woodfalls stalwart Brian Easterbrook has just celebrated 40 years of dedicated service to the Woodfalls Band.


Woodfalls open up their olden doors

October 06, 2013
West of England challenger set to hold open rehearsal ahead of London appearance.


Woodfalls raise the Spinnaker for Devil

March 02, 2012
West of England champion set to open their doors and raise the Spinnaker ahead of title defence.


Pritchard takes Woodfalls leave

December 07, 2011
Gareth Pritchard and Woodfalls part company with immediate effect.


No more Darby days at Woodfalls

November 01, 2011
Kevin Darby takes his leave from the end seat at Woodfalls.


Sharp intake of breath at Woodfalls

October 13, 2011
Woodfalls is the latest band to take a public intake of breath ahead of London — and its on tonight!


Results: 2011 Yeovil Entertainment Contest

February 06, 2011
Windfall for Woodfalls as they claim first Yeovil Entertainment title.


Woodfalls plea

August 16, 2009
After losing their recent sponsorship deal after 14 years, Woodfalls look for financial help.

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New horn signing at Foden's

October 17 • Foden's bid fond farewell to Nat Martin and welcome Grace Jeffers to their horn section.


Evans to keep beating time...

October 17 • Richard Evans will be joined by the band that first made his name for the launch of the updated version of his celebrated autobiography.


McElligott era comes to an end at Thoresby

October 17 • The four year musical partnership between Thoresby Band and Ian McElligott comes to an end as the band announce new lead with Michael Howley.

Foden's Band - European 2020 fundraiser - Bier Keller night

Friday 18 October • Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1AX

Black Dyke Band - Empire Theatre, Consett

Saturday 19 October • Front Street, Consett, County Durham DH8 5AB

South Yorkshire Police Band - South Yorkshire Police Band with guest soloist Sim

Saturday 19 October • Doncaster Minster DN1 1RD

Kettering Citadel S A Band -

Saturday 19 October • The Salvation Army, . 36 - 40 Sunnyside, . Diss, Norfolk. IP22 4DS

Richmond Brass Band - Celebration in Brass

Saturday 19 October • St Mary's Church. Church Street. Twickenham TW1 3NJ

Lofthouse Brass Band

October 17 • Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band currently have vacancies for solo cornet and kit drummer. Rehearsal at Outwood WMC, Ledger Lane, Outwood, Wakefield. Experienced and sociable band with a progressive attitude.

Stannington Brass Band

October 17 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests

The Corsham Band

October 17 • The band are currently looking for cornet and trombone players. Positions negotiable. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings with easy access from Bath, Bristol, Swindon and the M4 corridor.

Sarah Groarke-Booth

BA (Hons) MA
Conductor, Adjudicator, Compere, Actor


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