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Bolsover Success

Skelmanthorpe Band were very pleased to take second place at the recent Bolsover Festival of Brass. This is an incredibly popular entertainment contest which is live-streamed over the internet, this year reaching audiences in thirty-two countries and over three-hundred and … Continue reading

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New Signings

Skelmanthorpe Band are pleased to welcome James and Elly Roberts to the band. The couple have recently moved to West Yorkshire and have joined the cornet section, both having previously played for the Jackfield Band from the Midlands. Elly is … Continue reading

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Departures

This month, Skelmanthorpe Band is saying farewell to Sharon Swales, who has been a member of the band for eighteen years. During this time, she has delivered many memorable solo performances on the concert and contest stage. The band owes … Continue reading

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Marines Bound

The band has said a sad but very proud farewell to Simeon Johnson who is leaving to start a new chapter of his life with the Royal Marines. Simeon has been a member of the cornet section of the band, … Continue reading

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Wedding Bells

The Skelmanthorpe Band was very proud to play a part in the wedding of our cornet player Kathryn Hunt to Adam Bell. Kathryn has been a member of the Skelmanthorpe Community for many years, as was Adam before he left … Continue reading

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Durham Miners – July 2017

The Durham Miners Gala is one of the biggest events of its’ kind anywhere in the country and is a great day. The band supports the residents of Kelloe and Quarrington Hill as they process their banners through the villages. … Continue reading

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Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community Easter Coffee Morning

The Community turned out in force on Saturday 1st April for our annual Easter Coffee Morning. The now famous Easter egg tombola was a huge success. The Mini band and Training Band gave excellent performances and the morning ended with … Continue reading

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New signings for Skelmanthorpe

The Skelmanthorpe Band has announced a number of new signings in recent months — ones who have already helped lead them to success at the Butlins Mineworkers Championship in Skegness and a podium finish at the First Section Yorkshire Regional … Continue reading

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Butlins Mineworkers Championships 2017

What a superb weekend for The Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community at the 2017 Butlins Mineworkers Open Championships in Skegness. Playing Malcolm Arnold’s ‘Fantasy for Brass Band’, The Skelmanthorpe Band were placed first in the First Section out of a mammoth … Continue reading

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Christmas at Boarshurst

It was a cold and rainy Sunday evening when The Skelmanthorpe Band, for its first Christmas concert of the season, travelled to Greenfield’s Boarshurst Band Club in Saddleworth. Compered and conducted by its MD, Jim Davies and along with a … Continue reading

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