The band wins Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Band Competition read all about it here read more…. courtesy of 4barsrest.com.
The band is please to announce the arrival of a bouncy baby boy Oscar to Leanne and James Ball . Congratulations from all the band.
The band had a successful night at the Whit Friday Marches gaining three 1st prizes and one 2nd prizes out of 5 contests .There is a detailed write up of the night here . Whit Friday March Contests by Brendan Ball
Sadly the band has to announce the death of Scottish friend ANGUS NAPLES , he passed away peacefully on Sunday . R.I.P.
Christine Houlton , Gareth Jonesand ,James Ball join the band on cornet also joining Leanne Ball on baritone welcome aboard !
TWO MORE PLAYERS JOIN GREENALLS BRASS BAND
Jane is originally from Southampton, she started playing in Hampshire county youth band and then progressed to national youth brass band. She studied Baritone at Royal Northern College of Music and has played with various bands in the north west. Apart from couple of Whit Friday appearances in last 14 years it has taken Greenalls band bring her out of retirement!
Chris grew up in Southport and started playing the French Horn at the age of ten. After leaving school he graduated from Royal Northern College of Music. For the last 22 years he has played in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and joins the band on Tenor Horn.
FIVE NEW PLAYERS SWELL RANKS :-
Richard Cowen has played with a number of top section bands in his playing career, although his occupation as a musician has meant he hasn't been a regular member of a band for a while. He has been living abroad playing in orchestras for a number of years before returning to this country and as a result has decided to join a brass band again. He brings a wealth of experience to the back row cornets and made his first appearance with Greenalls at their annual concert at St. Lukes Church, Widnes. On the same night his brother Simon played with the band, the last time the two brothers had played in the same band together was approximately twelve years ago when they were both playing with the Black Dyke Mills Band.
Simon Cowen has joined Greenalls band on baritone, although his main instrument has been the trombone for most of his playing career. Simon is anxious to explore the mysteries of exotic third valve combinations during his time with Greenalls and is seeking to develop his skill in this department. Simon made his first public appearance with Greenalls at the annual concert at St. Lukes Church, Widnes, where he surprised the audience by standing up to play the Acrobat on baritone. Simon has played with a number of top class bands during his career,. but has not been actively involved with any band for quite a while.
Sid Weir has joined the band on 3rd Cornet. He has played with a number of bands in the North West, previously being a member of Bedford Church, East Lancashire Paper Mills and Tyldesley Brass bands.. He played Tenor Horn for the majority of his playing career, until he retired from playing approximately 20 years ago. He has occupied his time by playing guitar in big bands, but has decided to return to the brass banding fold on cornet and bolster the experience on the back row.
John Holcroft has joined Greenalls on Tenor Horn. John has played with a number of local bands, most recently with the Standish and Coppull Band. His undoubted ability has meant he has been utilised on a number of different instruments, but he is returning to the band world on the Tenor Horn to complete the horn section for Greenalls Band.
Eilinor Camlin, Originally from Mid-
The Band is excited and pleased to announce Philip Boardman as the new M.D.