Greenfield Band: Sunday Night at the Boarshurst Band Club

Neighbours’ friendly way throughout sixteen lively pieces

With indecent ease, the run-up to Christmas has finally come upon us. For many, it is a chance to call on old friends and wish peace and goodwill to all. At Boarshurst Band Club’s first concert in Advent, our neighbours from Greenfield Band came last night. They gave us all a very good concert with an entertaining programme.

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Boarshurst Silver Band, The Return: Sunday Night at the Boarshurst Band Club

Boarshurst Silver Band impress in ‘comeback special’

Was it really the 29 April 2018 when Boarshurst Silver Band last had a ‘bog standard concert‘? For one or two members of the live audience, myself included, we thought it was a year or two ago rather than seven months. Was it well and truly worth the wait? Of course.

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Boarshurst Silver Band’s Remembrance Day Concert (11 November 2018)

How Boarshurst Silver Band remembered the fallen in a slickly produced concert

The Pots and Pans Memorial which can be seen from all the Saddleworth villages. Image by Simon Wheatley, 2011 (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Some Rights Reserved).

More than anything, this year’s Remembrance Sunday had an added dimension. Not only did it fall on the 11 November (which is Armistice Day). This year also marks the centenary of the signing of the Armistice between allied forces and Germany.

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Diggle Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (November 2018)

Another great concert with three great soloists, a duet, and a trio 

As the nights get darker and longer, the bright lights of Boarshurst Band Club are a glorious sight. Each Sunday at 7pm, magic and mystique awaits the concertgoer who enters The Mecca of Brass Banding. Last night, by 10pm, they were treated to a spellbinding performance by Diggle Band. 

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Hebden Bridge Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (October 2018)

Another great night with Moore fantastic music

As the clocks went back in tandem with the dark cold nights, a warm reception was in order at Boarshurst Band Club’s latest concert. Last night, Hebden Bridge Band made a modest journey to Greenfield’s most iconic live music venue. With Grenville Moore standing in for David Hamilton, his entertaining patter complemented an exciting programme.

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Elland Silver Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (October 2018)

Stratospheric Elland Silver Band performance makes for yet another memorable concert

In space, no one can hear your MD scream. Martians might have heard the applause from last night’s concert which reverberated from Boarshurst’s palatial quarters. Taking us to another dimension last night was Elland Silver Band’s concert at The Mecca of Brass Banding.

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St. John’s Mossley Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (October 2018)

A memorable night for St. John’s – and a glorious début as MD for Paul Towle

If Carlsberg did emergency planning for brass band concerts, they would have hired the services of Boarshurst Silver Band’s concert secretary. For the second time this year, Boarshurst Band Club have drafted in a fantastic replacement band at short notice. This time, in place of Stalybridge Old Band, St. John’s Mossley Band.

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Ashton-under-Lyne Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 07 October 2018

Chalk and Co’s deliver a concert to remember

There are two reasons why your favourite divine being gave us brass bands. One was to entertain the masses. Another one was to bring cultural enrichment to the masses. In other words, the joys of introducing classical music to the provinces. Whilst finding room for entertainment value.

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Milnrow Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 16 September 2018

Mark Bentham and Co deliver another great night of brass band music

In life, only death and taxation are certainties. If you live in Greater Manchester, particularly in the Rochdale, Oldham or Tameside boroughs, there is another one to the list. That Milnrow Band would always deliver a concert which is high on entertainment value and remarkably different to any of their previous ones.

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