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New Signing for the Band

The band are delighted to announce the signing of our new 2nd trombone player, Gemma Salt. Originally from Burnley Gemma started playing when she was 11 and went through the Lancashire Music Service. She then studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire under David Purser, Katy Jones and Tony Howe.

Mass Brass

Join us for a one off special evening of brass entertainment at Uppermill Civic Hall on 1st April 2017 when four Saddleworth bands come together. Boarshurst Silver Band, Delph Band, Greenfield Band and Dobcross Youth Band are all set to perform in this one off event. Get tickets from Boarshurst Band Club or the respective clubs of

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Rest in Peace Janet.

As every band knows our players come and go. Some move on to play with other bands whilst some stop playing altogether. Boarshurst is no different. One of the few exceptions to this is usually our band secretaries. And ours has been with us for many many years through thick and thin. So it’s with

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3rd place at Cheltenham

Last weekend the band travelled to Cheltenham to compete in the Brass Band Championships. Arriving late Friday night, the band checked into their hotel and caught up on some much needed sleep in readiness for the contest on Saturday. After qualifying at the Areas – the band’s first regional qualifiers since joining the 2nd Section,

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Whit Friday 2016

Well Whit Friday is done and dusted and we’re sure everyone wants to do it all over again (despite the wet weather! Boarshurst Band are no different. After a very successful day, starting with the traditional morning services (helped along by our training and beginners bands), we managed to get a total of 9 prizes: Dobcross

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Birthday Celebrations on Coronation Street!

Boarshurst Silver Band hit the big time yesterday (15/05/16) when a special advert aired on ITV during the Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations. The ad featured a host of well know TV stars having fun at a party held on none other than Coronation Street (one of the Queen’s favourite programmes apparently.) In addition to the

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Band trip to Holland

The Silver Band went all continental on the 1st of April (no joke) when they had a trip to Amsterdam to perform two concerts with fellow banders, Felison Band, and two “fanfare” bands. And what a trip it was. They were shown a great welcome and, after a a short rehearsal and concert by the

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Cheltenham Here We Come!

The Boarshurst Silver Band participated in the North West Regional Championship in Blackpool this weekend – only this time they were tested in the 2nd Section for the first time. Playing Phillip Harper’s Mermaid of Zennor the band were drawn 4th to battle against some stalwart 2nd section bands. And boy did they deliver! Remembering

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Butlins 2016

Well the Butlins Mineworkers Contest is over and, whilst most of us are happy to get back to normality, there are others with a touch of “Butlinitus” and can’t wait to get back there. Boarshurst Silver Band are the latter… We can’t wait for it to come around again! This year was special for us.

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A Fabulous Whit Friday

After what was a nervous start to the Whit Friday Band Contests, brought on by the late arrival of the all important coach, Boarshurst Silver managed to stick by their guns and bag a few prizes with their sterling performances of John R. Carr’s Bramwyn. Competing against numerous other bands they raced around the villages

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