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Report & Result: 2023 National Championships of Great Britain: Second Section

September 17, 2023
Whitworth Vale & Healey enjoy their trip to the Swiss lakes to finally end their long wait for a National title success.

Alan Widdop

Widdop returns to take baton

November 30, 2021
The experienced Alan Widdop makes a long awaited return to Whitworth Vale & Healey.

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New Binns man to lead at Whitworth Vale & Healey

January 08, 2017
A third generation Binns will lead Whitworth Vale & Healey in 2017.

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Whitworth youngsters come on in leaps and bounds

October 28, 2016
The young players of Whitworth Vale & Healey Youth Band continue to mature after another fine performance at the recent Rochdale Youth contest.

Whitworth Vale and Healey

My Mate ends 34 years of dedication at Whitworth Vale & Healey

September 24, 2016
John Dawson has just called time on 34 years of wonderful banding commitment and dedication at Whitworth Vale & Healey Band

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On your bikes to get to Europe

June 27, 2016
The Whitworth & Healey Band has got on its bikes to ensure they make it into the heart of Europe...

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Whitworth Vale & Healey seal Buxton treble

April 30, 2014
The Whitworth Vale & Healey Band is certainly on the up after it secured a historic treble success at Buxton on the weekend.

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Death of Ken Sanderson

April 27, 2013
The death has been reported of Ken Sanderson of the Whitworth Vale & Healey Band and former principal cornet of Besses o' th' Barn.

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Area preview night at Whitworth Vale & Healey

February 27, 2013
There will be some welcome guests and some test piece performances to enjoy before Blackpool at Whitworth Vale & Healey.


New MD at Whitworth Vale

August 18, 2009
Jason Mark Smith is the new MD at Whitworth Vale & Healey.

Making Music look to INCLUDE for people in community music making

September 22 • A new initiative from the UK's leading association for leisure-time music groups aims to increase access to


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now

September 22 • The latest edition of Brass BAND World magazine is now out — covering the British Open Championships and a preview of next month's Royal Albert Hall showdown.


Youth boost to latest International Summer Brass Band Camp in Germany

September 22 • 30 children took part in the latest ISBBC Summer Camp in Germany as the brass band movement continues to sow the musical seeds for the future.


180 not out...

September 22 • The Amersham Band recently celebrated its 180th anniversary with a performance that recalled their first contest against rival opponents...

The Hepworth Band - Holmfirth Arts Festival - Forces of Nature

Saturday 23 September • St David's Church Hall, Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. HD92NQ

South Yorkshire Police - Concert by South Yorkshire Police Band

Saturday 23 September • Todwick Village Hall. 71 Kiverton Lane. Todwick . Sheffield . S26 1HJ

Dobcross Silver Band - Unite the Union Band

Sunday 24 September • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross . Saddleworth . Oldham OL3 5AD

Enderby Band - The Melton Band

Sunday 24 September • Melton Theatre, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ

The GUS Band - The GUS Band 90th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Sunday 24 September • Northampton High School,. Newport Pagnell Road,. Hardingstone,. Northampton NN4 6UU

Harlow Brass Band

September 22 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR - 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

Chinnor Silver

September 22 • Chinnor Silver Band (2nd section National finalists 2023) are looking to strengthen their ranks. We require a Bass player(either flavour) Bass trombone and percussionist. We are a friendly band with a good mix of Concerts and Contests planned for 2023/24

Easingwold Town Band

September 21 • We are an enterprising, forward-looking, inclusive 4th Section band with vacancies for soprano cornet, front-row cornet and Eb bass. Enjoy a friendly welcome at our bandroom in Easingwold, 12 miles N of York (postcode YO61 3DB). Come for a blow!

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist


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