Yearly Archives: 2021

The first proper Christmas concert for the band for 2 years. was held at Primitive Methodist Church in Mow Cop on Friday 3rd December. The first half of the programme was a varied selection of music, including ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’, Moon River’ and ‘No Time to Die’. […]

Christmas Concert at Mow Cop

What a super way to spend a winter’s Sunday afternoon – entertaining people at Glossop Old Band Club. The band performed a well- balanced programme of music which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. There were solos from Paula, Dave, Kelvin and Fiona – all superbly played. This was our […]

Glossop Band Club Concert

We started our carol playing early this year! On Thursday 18th November fourteen members of the band went to Trentham Shopping Village to provide music for their Christmas Light Switch on. It felt great to be performing outdoors again for a large crowd. The reception we received from the audience […]

Trentham Lights Switch On

Remembrance Sunday 2021 was more or less back to normal this year. The band was proud to represent the City of Stoke on Trent at their outdoor service at Stoke cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. A number of band members had been busy in the few days before this playing ‘The […]

Remembrance 2021

In September the band went down to Cheltenham for the weekend, to take part in the Finals of the National Brass Band Championships 2021 (postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic). After an enjoyable Saturday evening relaxing in Cheltenham, everyone was up early next morning to be at the Race […]

National Finals at Cheltenham

In September percussionists John Stevenson and Peter Blakeman along with band manager Karen Woolliscroft were introducing Elliott Hodge from RJS Solicitors and councillor Rachel Kelsall (Chair of the RJS Foundation) to the intricacies of the timpani. The band have recently been awarded a grant from the RJS Foundation to refurbish the timpani.

RJS Foundation Grant Success

The band gained a commendable 5th place in our section in the Fodens Online Whit Friday Championships recently. An appreciative worldwide audience enjoyed two days of ‘virtual’ competitive action as 119 bands from 13 countries performed 57 different marches. Thanks to Foden’s Band for organising this event. You can hear […]

Virtual Whit Friday

After 14 months of being unable to rehearse together due to Covid-19, on Friday 21st May the band finally came together for a first socially distanced rehearsal. It felt great to be back together again after so long!

A return at last!