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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Boarshurst Silver Band’s 2018 Season of Sunday Brass Concerts

A look at this year’s exciting programme of Sunday Brass concerts at the Boarshurst Band Club

Boarshurst Silver Band’s programme of Sunday Brass concerts got off to a good start on the 21 January. This year’s season of concerts was opened by Greenalls Brass Band, an Ashton-in-Makerfield based band on the up. With Musical Director Philip Boardman, they gave us a well balanced concert with a lively programme. Continue reading “Boarshurst Silver Band’s 2018 Season of Sunday Brass Concerts”

Oldham and Saddleworth Bus Service Changes, January 2018

Retiming for FirstGroup routes and a Rosso retreat

First Greater Manchester Mercedes Citaro, W349 RJA, Oldham bus station
Most of First Greater Manchester’s timing changes will be seen on their trunk routes from Oldham and Saddleworth to Manchester. No changes are planned for the 425 service – timetables or new vehicles.

Whereas only three of FirstGroup’s Tameside routes have seen subtle changes, less subtle changes will be made to Oldham’s routes. Particularly on Manchester bound routes including the 180 and 182. The 181/182 services to Manchester will be at the sharpest end of their changes.
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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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A Sunday Brass Christmas: Boarshurst Silver Band’s 2017 Christmas Concert

More silliness, sublime music, and a time for giving

From Denshaw to Friezland, the Saddleworthian Christmas spirit is alive and well. Especially at its band clubs from Delph to Boarshurst. As always, the Boarshurst Silver Band concert never fails to disappoint. The programme is, as you would expect, more Christmassy but always different. This time, the second half was taken by the Boarshurst Silver Theatre Workshop’s pantomime.

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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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