Ashton-under-Lyne Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

A class act under Chalk and Co.

St. George’s Day saw the arrival of Ashton-under-Lyne Band who brought us a great concert at the Boarshurst Band Club. In front of a packed audience, Philip Chalk’s Championship Section band gave us all a stunning concert. The balance between entertaining straightforward pieces and meaty yet entertaining pieces was spot on.
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BMP (Europe) Goodshaw Band: Easter Sunday Brass at Boarshurst Band Club

An egg-citing programme makes for a joyous concert

Over in Saddleworth and Tameside, this Easter weekend was punctuated by grey skies and weather more akin to early February. The joys of spring – present in most parts of the UK south of Stoke-on-Trent – were woefully absent. In spite of this, the warmest reception was found at the Boarshurst Band Club, and Easter Sunday’s concert with BMP (Europe) Goodshaw Band raised the spirits.
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Uppermill Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

A delightful concert with a good mix of traditional and entertaining pieces

You could be forgiven for thinking that the phrase “after the Mayor’s show” would have applied to yesterday’s visitors, after last week’s gig with Hammonds Saltaire Band. Our guests, Uppermill Band, shook off that tag and asserted themselves very well with an entertaining performance.
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Hammond Saltaire Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

A class act from start to finish

Say no more. If you went to the Boarshurst Band Club yesterday [02 April], you witnessed a virtuoso performance by Hammonds Saltaire Band. For the same price as two pints a lager, the Championship section band gave us all a magnificent concert. One that concluded a memorable weekend of brass banding in the Saddleworth area.
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Saddleworth’s Super Weekend of Brass Banding

Two eagerly awaited concerts in Uppermill and Greenfield

  • Four Saddleworth bands feature in massed concert at Uppermill Civic Hall;
  • Championship Section band to play at Boarshurst Band Club.

Brass Bands: Concert Reviews and Previews bumper

Lovers of brass band music should get themselves down to Saddleworth on Saturday or Sunday – or at least spend the whole weekend in any of the villages. Firstly, the Uppermill Civic Hall will play host to four Saddleworth brass band in a special concert on the Saturday. Secondly, Hammonds Saltaire Band will be playing at the Boarshurst Band Club the following Sunday. Anyone wishing to see both concerts will be in for a good time. Continue reading “Saddleworth’s Super Weekend of Brass Banding”

Middleton Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (26 March 2017)

Holt and Co.’s traditional programme well received

Almost a year ago to the day, our friends from Middleton Band gave us a wonderful concert. Their musical director, Andrew Baker, opted for a traditional yet lively programme. Their performance would have made many a Section Two band proud. He was describe in last year’s entry as being “informative and good-humoured at the same time”.
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Friezland Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

A splendid performance and a memorable Boarshurst debut for Max Stannard

A well supported concert at the Boarshurst Band Club gave Friezland Band and their recently appointed Musical Director, Max Stannard a confidence boost. Last night’s (Sunday 12 March) concert had an excellent turnout which pleased the band no end.
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Tintwistle Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (February 2017)

Another sparkling display from Tintwistle Band

What can be said about any concert under the tutelage of Sarah Groarke-Booth other than its sleek programme? On a freezing February night, some hardy souls (this reviewer included) braved the zero celsius temperatures for the warm reception of an iconic brass banding venue. Warming the otherwise frozen audience was another sound Tintwistle performance.
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Dobcross Youth Band: Sunday Afternoon Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Stunning performance kicks off 2017 concert season

Having the honour of opening this year’s programme of concerts at Boarshurst Band Club was a fairly well known local band. One a short bus or taxi ride from the venue, and one of the finest youth bands in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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