Deepcar Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Treacherous weather fails to dampen spirits in a most memorable concert

The journey to Sheffield from Saddleworth can be an epic trek on the sunniest of days. When you add snow to the mix it becomes a nightmare. Slush and/or ice can test the driver’s patience on the Isle of Skye Road into Holmfirth. Last night, Deepcar Brass Band gave us a concert to remember in more ways than one.

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Denton Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (February 2018)

Hats off to Jim Hunter and Co. in a jolly good show

Denton Brass marked the shortest and most important month of the brass banding calendar with a highly entertaining concert. With a traditional yet accessible programme, Jim Hunter guided the Boarshurst faithful on a journey that took in London’s West End and Australia. Within a tight two-hour programme. Along the way, our tour began at a castle immortalised by the late Goff Richards. We even found time to call in the British Legion club for a farewell pint.

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Vernon Building Society Poynton Band (January 2018): Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Poynton Band delivers a stylish programme in their 2018 visit to Boarshurst

For Boarshurst Band Club’s second concert of 2018, VBS Poynton Band gave us another splendid performance. For the best part of two hours, the North East Cheshire band gave us a varied programme. Some of which had Scottish and Irish leanings, as expressed by the soprano solo, and the penultimate piece. Last night’s concert was living proof that Poynton Band will consolidate their position as a Championship Section band.

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Greenalls Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Philip Boardman’s band opens 2018 season in good style at Boarshurst Band Club

After a month’s Christmas break, Greenalls Brass Band opened the 2018 season of concerts in good style. The Ashton-in-Makerfield based band, under the tutelage of Philip Boardman, didn’t just play with a smile. They gave us a most enjoyable programme with something for everyone. Whether you like technical pieces or happen to be the kind of person who plays Agadoo after Journey Into Freedom, this was your type of brass band concert.
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Stockport Silver Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (December 2017)

Stockport Silver Band brave winter conditions to fulfil Boarshurst date

Almost a year ago, Stockport Silver Band made their Boarshurst Band Club debut with a most enjoyable concert. A year later, the fourth section band gave us a good concert attended by a few hardy souls. The first half of the programme was a standard concert programme, whereas the second half was given over to Christmas songs.
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University of Salford Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Class act from future stars of brass banding world

Whereas the Oxbridge universities have produced Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers, the University of Salford has done the same with brass band players and conductors. The Brass Band Musicianship course, created by the late Dr. Roy Newsome, has an alumnae that is the envy of many institutions. Previous students have included Gary Cutt and Paul Lovatt-Cooper. Previous tutors include Peter Graham, Russell Gray, and Darrol Barry.

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Glossop Old Band (Winter 2017): Sunday Brass at Boarshurst Band Club

Another smashing concert, courtesy of Marcus and Duncan

Black Friday: what’s that? What about Brass Sunday, which Boarshurst Band Club has 47 of throughout the whole year? On the concert date closest to Black Friday, Glossop Old Band made their winter visit to the Mecca of Brass Banding last night. As with previous nights, a convivial atmosphere.

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Diggle Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (Winter 2017)

A winter warmer from Saddleworth’s Championship section band 

After a scorching summer performance, Diggle Band returned to the Boarshurst Band Club with a real winter warmer. Once more, the Boarshurst audience was treated to a superb concert which warmed the cockles of our heart. For six of your finest British Pounds, a delightful night with some great solo pieces.

As for the programme, a lovely mix of brass banding classics and something new to engage the audience. This was not your microwaved pub lasagne with a perfunctory garnish. This was a Sunday dinner with freshly cooked vegetables, the finest beef, and a home made Yorkshire Pudding.
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Boarshurst Silver Band’s 2017 Remembrance Sunday Concert: Review

Boarshurst Silver Band remembers 

From Friezland to Denshaw, and Glossop to Buxton, the Remembrance Sunday concert is an established fixture in the brass bander’s calendar. As well as remembering our fallen comrades, it also means Christmas is on its way. As with last year’s concert, Boarshurst Silver Band, gave us all a fantastic night. Even with concerts taking place in Delph, Dobcross, and Diggle at the same time, there was a respectable turnout.

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