Skelmanthorpe Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (19 September 2022)

Fantastic concert well worth the three year wait

Let’s take a trip into our time machine to the 9th September 2019:

“We hope Skelmanthorpe Band’s next concert at Boarshurst will be in 2020 rather than 2021. With a most enjoyable programme and great delivery from Martin Heartfield, it was well worth waiting for.”

Thanks to COVID, it was three years and eight days since Skelmanthorpe Band’s last concert at Boarshurst Band Club. Was it worth the wait?

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The Lindley Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (11th September 2022)

Widdop’s new band wows audience with traditional yet exciting programme

This week’s review is dedicated to the memory of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second. East of the M60 also sends its condolences to the Royal Family.

Long Live the King.

S.V., Monday 12th September 2022.

Another Sunday, another great Boarshurst night, and another appearance for Alan Widdop. Had it not been for the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, it would have been ‘back to the old routine’.  In the words of the late great John Peel, in relation to the late great Mark E. Smith from The Fall, “same but different”.

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City of Bradford Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (19 June 2022)

Most enjoyable concert with varied selection of pieces

Variety they say is the spice of life. It can be anything from a gazillion channels or streaming services on your telly your choice of ale down the local. In the theatrical sense, usually a singer followed by a comedian, then the speciality act and the top act on the bill. 

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Slaithwaite Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (12 June 2022)

Fantastic finish to Whit Friday weekend with enjoyable programme

After the welcome return of The Greatest Free Show on Earth, post Whit Friday concerts are another moment to cherish. Whether the arrival of a continental band or a band from the Colne Valley, it rounds off the weekend in great style.

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Huddersfield and Ripponden Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (29 May 2022)

Straightforward programme selection equals satisfaction

It has been quite a while since Huddersfield and Ripponden Band did a concert at Boarshurst Band Club. To be honest, it has been quite a while since a lot of bands did The Mecca of Brass Banding due to COVID. Huddersfield and Ripponden Band’s last Boarshurst date was the 22nd July 2018.

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BD1 Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (22 May 2022)

Second to none showing from fledgling band

Fans of a certain football club may argue that Manchester’s second club is their reserve side. They might say that Manchester’s third biggest club opened in May 1982 and closed for good in July 1997.

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Elland Silver Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 10 April 2022

Classy Elland Silver Band shine in a most entertaining concert

Of late, the brass banding gods have been smiling on those who go to brass band concerts in the South Pennines. Saturday night saw a welcome return to Uppermill Civic Hall for Black Dyke Band. Glossop Old Band Room finished off their season with Hammonds Band the following afternoon.

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Thoresby Colliery Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 27 March 2022

Paradise by the podium light for Nottinghamshire band’s visit to Saddleworth

In comparison with brass bands from Yorkshire, the North West and the North East, any concert with an East Midlands band (besides Glossop Old Band) at Boarshurst is a rarity. A special treat for the Band Club’s dedicated members, and a chance to win newcomers over to the club.

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Hammonds Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club, 20 March 2022

Stunning concert shows off classiness

If your local band chose to do a Fantasy Brass Band League to raise money for the Nationals, there’s every chance your fantasy band will include the MD of Cory. Your line up might have the principal cornet player of Hammonds Band. It would have Elland Silver Band’s youth policy, and an in-house composer/arranger in Paul Lovatt-Cooper. There’s a good chance your Fantasy Brass Band might sound as good as last night’s band did at Boarshurst Band Club.

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Elland Silver Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (12 December 2018)

Superb Silver in party mood with excellent concert

With Christmas drawing near and our brass banding movement’s need to get back to brass with gusto, Elland Silver Band gave us a concert that ticked all these boxes. Apart from having a rich assortment of Christmas pieces, its programme had a nice number of light-hearted popular works and four great solos. All of which played to perfection and lovingly curated by Jonathan Beatty. With their usual Musical Director Daniel Brooks otherwise engaged, they called upon the former Fairey and Dinnington conductor.

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