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Third Place at Butlins

17:15 - 20/01/2013

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Brass on the Grass Postponed

21:43 - 05/07/2012

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Due to the bad weather forecast, the organisers of Brass on the Grass have taken the decision to postpone the concert in Barlborough.
Apologies for the short notice if you had planned to come along and enjoy one of the band's favourite concerts of the year.
You can see the band in the afternoon in Whitwell as they take part in the annual Well Dressing parade.

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Richard Askew

12:12 - 20/01/2012

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Whitwell Brass Band are saddened to learn of the death of Richard Askew following a battle with Cancer. Richard had been the band's Bb Bass player for a number of years having previously played for Shirland and Staveley Works bands.

Richard’s last performance with the band was in November at the Leicestershire Association Contest. Whitwell Brass Band will dedicate their performance in the Fourth Section of the Butlins Mineworkers Championships on Saturday to Richard. His son, Ben will be part of the band on Bb Bass. Richard would have wanted the band to do well at Butlins and to play like we know that we can.

Our thoughts and condolences are with his wife Karen, sons Ben and Will, and daughter Hayley during this sad time. His experience, knowledge and humour will be missed by all in the bandroom.

The funeral service will take place at St Luke's Church, Shireoaks on Wednesday 25th January starting at 1pm.


Richard Askew

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New MD for Whitwell Band

22:37 - 19/08/2011

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Whitwell Brass Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Gresswell as their new Musical Director.
Simon is an experienced Tuba player, having been a member of Black Dyke Mills, YBS and Brighouse & Rastrick bands. Along his playing career he has amassed 19 major titles, including 9 European Championships. He is much in demand as an instrumental tutor both in the UK and Europe.
Simon is the development artist involved in the successful launch of new Yamaha Neo BBb tuba.
Commenting on his appointment Simon said “I can’t wait to get started, I look forward to working with the band, which I believe has a very good nucleus of players” .
Simon replaces Lynden Cooper who led the band over the last 12 months.
Whitwell Band are working towards performances of Brassed Off in conjunction with the Whitwell Players between the 5th and 8th October. This will take place at the Acorn Theatre on Queen Street in Worksop.

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Lynden Cooper

22:44 - 13/07/2011

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Whitwell Brass Band has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Musical Director, Lynden Cooper, due to his ongoing playing commitments with Newstead Band. Thanks to Lynden’s rehearsal style and challenging, but realistic, selection of music, the band has continued to move forward.

Lynden said of his time with the band, “I have met some wonderful people and wish them all the best for the future”.

The band would like to thank Lynden for the time and effort that he has spent leading the band and wishes him well as he continues in his position as principal euphonium at Newstead Band.

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Support the Band Online

22:26 - 23/01/2011

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Whitwell Brass Band has teamed up with PayPal and MissionFish to accept online donations to the band.
Your donations are made to MissionFish UK, who then pass them on to the band. MissionFish retains a 3.75% deduction from each net donation (not including Gift Aid), to help their technology and processing costs. From a £10 donation with Gift Aid, £12.43 will reach the band. To make an donation online, please click here.

The band now has it's own eBay shop (http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/whitwellbrass/) where we will soon be selling the band's new CD, due to be released in February. Other items will be sold occasionally with all proceeds going towards the band. Currently listed is a brand new, top of the range, high performance camera memory card (click here), kindly donated by Ben Askew.

If you're selling items on eBay, you can even elect to donate a proportion of your proceeds from the sale to the band. For more information on how to do this, please visit eBay.

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