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From Hargreaves to Wallace & Gromit for WFEL Fairey

March 24, 2023
This weekend the WFEL Fairey Band will celebrate two very different anniversaries in Birmingham and Beaminster.


Wrong Trousers, penguins and cheese for Fairey

January 16, 2023
The WFEL Fairey Band will be joining Wallace and Gromit for a UK tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Academy Award winning film 'The Wrong Trousers'.

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WFEL Fairey to arrive in Open style...

September 07, 2022
The Stockport Band will be making an impression both on and off the stage on the weekend in Birmingham with their stylish travel arrangements for the contest.

Wallce and Gromit

Right trousers for Murrill

July 15, 2022
Jayne Murrill will lead WFEL Fairey in their great family film fun accompanying Wallace & Gromit on their wrong trouser adventures.


Cooke lead ends at WFEL Fairey

June 27, 2022
WFEL Fairey take decision to end musical partnership with Adam Cooke as they announce Swiss lead for British Open.

Nicola Shaw

Shaw spotlight to further Adams reach

June 17, 2022
WFEL flugel player Nicola Shaw becomes and Adams performance artist as instrument maker continues to develop brand in UK.


Wrong trousers delight for WFEL Fairey

May 27, 2022
The Stockport band will be teaming up with the wonderful duo of Wallace & Gromit for a unique collaboration in July.

Kyle Lawson

Lawson takes top seat at WFEL Fairey

May 25, 2022
New Zealander Kyle Lawson returns to UK to take on principal cornet role at WFEL Fairey Band.

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Huge audience enjoys WFEL Fairey performance

May 14, 2022
Over 10,000 people in Manchester and millions at home will enjoy WFEL Fairey's contribution to the celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Big lottery

WFEL Fairey set to party

May 05, 2022
The Stockport band will join a star studded party to help celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.


Fairey appoints new solo euphonium

April 18, 2022
Peter McDonough takes on the solo euphonium role at WFEL Fairey Band

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Female focus for International Women's Day for WFEL Fairey

March 13, 2022
The WFEL Fairey Band helped mark International Women's Day at their recent Morley Town Hall Concert.


Tuesday interview with Adam Cooke

January 25, 2022
We chat to Adam Cooke, Musical Director of the WFEL Fairey Band ahead of their performance at the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival.


New addition to Fairey name

September 30, 2021
One of the most successful National bands will take to the stage with an additional acronym to its name.


Taylor made for the Albert Hall

September 28, 2021
The Fairey Band stalwart star will be heading to the Royal Albert Hall once again — backed by a raft of new collegues.

Nicola Shaw

Fairey add to signings with flugel star

September 01, 2021
The Stockport band continues to strengthen its ranks with the signing of flugel star Nicola Shaw from Wingates.


New trio take wing at Fairey

August 19, 2021
The Fairey Band has announced a trio of new signings as they look towards their full time performance return.


New cornet trio takes wing at Fairey

July 13, 2021
Three talented young cornet players join the ranks of Fairey Band.


Fairey in Carnaval mood for Halifax

June 29, 2021
The Fairey Band will pay musical homage to one of their most memorable British Open victories at the forthcoming Best of Brass Festival in Halifax.


4BR Monday Interview with Michael Brand

June 21, 2021
4BR talks to composer Michael Brand about the CD re-release of 'In the Red' — a musical drama based on the seminal book, 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' by Robert Tressell.

Alan Lawton

Alan Lawton funeral service

June 19, 2021
The details for the funeral service of the former Fairey Band player and conductor have been announced.

Alan Lawton

Death of Alan Lawton

June 15, 2021
The death has been announced of the hugely respected former Fairey Band player, conductor, adjudicator, administrator and teacher.


Cross border goodwill for Christmas...

December 23, 2020
There is no border to separate Fairey Band and their choral friends at Cor y Penrhyn this Christmas

Fairey Band

Double boost for Fairey on television and radio

December 07, 2020
The Fairey Band will be enjoyed by millions this Christmas with high profile appearances on both television and radio.


Fairey offer congratulations to BEM honour

October 12, 2020
The Fairey Band has added to the congratulations that have come the way of supporter and Vice-President Tony Greenham on his award of a British Empire Medal.


Eikanger reach out for charismatic year ending

June 1 • One of Scandinavia's most dynamic orchestral conducting talents will lead Eikanger Bjorsvik in a classic concert round up of their year.

Brassin a day

B:Music announces Brass in a Day to round off British Open weekend

June 1 • The day after the British Open offers yet more fantastic inclusive brass band entertainment with Black Dyke, Cory, the National Youth Bands and Services for Education packing a day with musical attractions for everyone to enjoy..

Black Dyke

Percussion team drives Black Dyke plaudits

May 31 • The percussion team at Black Dyke is winning a new cohort of Pondasher fans — and is looking for someone to join their ranks.

British Open

Book your place in comfort for the British Open

May 31 • The rooms4groups accommodation specialists have plenty of great deals for bands and their supporters for this year's British Open in Birmingham.

Boarshurst Silver Band - Tanunda Town Band

Wednesday 31 May • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

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

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Lydney Band

June 1 • We have a vacancy for a Bb and an Eb BASS. We are an ambitious Third Section band (West of England), based in the Forest of Dean, Glos. Rehearsal - Friday evenings. Good travel links from Gloucester, South Wales and South Gloucester.

VBS Poynton Brass Band

June 1 • Talented principal cornet and euphonium players required to move the band forwards. Rehearsals currently once a week (Thursday 8 - 10pm).

Haverhill Silver Band

June 1 • Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Championship section) seeks a talented and committed Eb or Bb Bass player to join our team. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings (with extra Sunday evening rehearsals prior to contests) in Haverhill, Suffolk.

Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


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