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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



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Wednesday 27th December 2017

2017 End of another Great Year


Bandroom 2017

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

Luke feels the conducting force with Farnworth


Luke feels the conducting force with Farnworth. Read the artical on 4BarsRest



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.”




Vacancies

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 - fandwband@gmail.com
or our M.D. Luke Pallister on: 07936 509137


Coming Up -

Full Diary for 2018


Date Name Venu Time
Sun 28th Jan 2017 Brass at the Guild Preston Guild Hall TBC
Sun 25th Feb 2017 Blackpool Contest Blackpool Winter Gardens TBC