Farnworth And Walkden Band Website
Farnworth & Walkden Band are a friendly North-West band graded 2nd Section from January 2018. Throughout the year we are busy with many concerts and contests. We rehearse on Monday and Wednesday 8:00PM-10PM in our own Bandroom
Wednesday 27th December 2017
2017 End of another Great Year
Our busy Christmas season went well ending with a 100th birthday; George Bryan at Walkden Cricket Club last Sat. Now it's back to the grindstone with Preston contest on 28th Jan and Blackpool on 25th Feb. The bandroom has been spruced up with a coat of paint and new flooring; so we'll all have to wipe our feet on the mat or Bill Roscoe will be on our backs!
Sunday 10th December 2017
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Saturday 9th December 2017
New Conductor Luke Pallister
The Farnworth and Walkden Brass Band are thrilled to announce the appointment of their new conductor Luke Pallister, continuing a strong history of supporting young musicians at the start of their careers.
Luke already has a strong CV behind him playing in the Salvation Army from the age of 7 at Nottingham WBMH corps. At 18 he joined Stamford Brass on principal cornet before moving to Birmingham Conservatoire to study for 2 years. He joined Fodens in February 2017 and loves every opportunity he gets from his cornet position there.
Moving to the RNCM in September 2017 to gain more opportunities in playing and conducting led him to his conducting post at Farnworth.
Luke has told the band, “I feel very privileged to be given the chance to take Farnworth and am already impressed by the work ethic of the band. I am looking forward to taking the band into the 2nd section at Preston in January and then beyond. I have an exciting programme of concerts and contests planned for the band and can’t wait to get properly started once the Christmas season has finished. I believe the band have huge potential and I am ready to help maximise that potential.”
F&W Band are seeking key players to join this successful, friendly band in time for the contest season.
We are looking for:
Solo Trombone, Flugel, Second Baritone and any Percussion
We are a hard-working, committed band that has a sensible mix of concerts and contests throughout the year and are looking forward to joining the 2nd section in January 2018.
All players are welcome for a blow
To apply, in confidence, please contact
Chairman, Barry Hobin
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
or our M.D. Luke Pallister on: 07936 509137
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