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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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Three Band Christmas Concert

The Skelmanthorpe Band, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass and Skelmanthorpe Training Band were thrilled to present the Skelmanthorpe Mini Band at the Brass Band Community’s Friends Of The Band And Chair Sponsors’ Annual Three Band (or should we now say ‘Four’ Band) … Continue reading

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Leicester Contest 2016

The Leicestershire Brass Band Association’s November Contest (more commonly known as The Leicester Contest) this year moved to a new venue of Loughborough Endowed Schools. With around 50 bands competing over the five regular sections plus the recently established unregistered … Continue reading

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Hardraw Scar Entertainment Contest 2016

This year was Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass’ second visit to the Hardraw Scar Entertainment contest. The event is held annually in the natural amphitheatre, within the grounds of The Green Dragon Inn at Hardraw near Hawes. Under the baton of its … Continue reading

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YHBBA Annual Contest 2016

The Yorkshire and Humberside Brass Band Association is always looking at ways to promote brass music in Yorkshire and Humberside and with just seven bands competing in 2015, organisers this year were thrilled by the number of entrants (19 bands … Continue reading

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Mastering Musicianship Day

Saturday 24th September 2016 was a fantastic day for the Skelmanthorpe Brass Band Community. More than 30 brass and percussion musicians from the Community and bands from the surrounding area gathered at Scissett Middle School for a Mastering Musicianship Day. … Continue reading

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Three Bands Proms in the Park

With strong winds and heavy showers looming on this July Summer’s evening, The Skelmanthorpe Band, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass and Skelmanthorpe Training Band came together at Thorncliffe Working Men’s Club for what has now become their annual ‘Proms In The Park’ … Continue reading

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Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest 2016

This year’s prestigious Morley March and Hymn tune Contest was held on Sunday 19th June. The contest’s format comprises a road march along the pedestrianised Queen Street, from the Ernie Wise Statue to the precinct adjacent to the Town Hall … Continue reading

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Prizes at The Whit Friday March Contests 2016

Despite very heavy rainfall, Skelmanthorpe Prospect Brass arrived at the brass band contest that takes place every year during the afternoon and evening of Whit Friday, The Saddleworth & District Whit Friday Contest. Each village which took part part in … Continue reading

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