News & Developments
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Fancy a Trip to Cheltenham!

The Rode Hall Band are delighted to have won a place in the Cheltenham Finals.
How do you fancy helping them in their search for success?
They are seeking the services of an experienced Kit Percussionist and a competent Euphonium player(2nd.)
The band's progressive attitude has seen them gain success during the current season.
They are based on the North Staffordshire/South Cheshire border.  They rehearse Thursday and Sunday Evenings.
Interested players can contact their MD Nigel Butler or Band Manager Steve Twemlow in complete confidence for further information.
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Marching Bands Wanted
Marching bands or Groups wanted for the St. George's Day Parade in Manchester.
On Monday 22nd. April (Easter Monday).  Expenses will be paid.
For further information contact Thelma McGrail at
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Grading Tables 2020

Please note that the official Grading Tables for the 2020 Season will not be issued until after the Grading Meeting of the NW Regional Championships Committee.
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North West Regional Brass Bands Championships
Information on the Regional Championships may be found on the Events Page

Congratulations to our member bands

Foden's (Russell Gray) - winners of the Championship Section for the Fourth Year running.
Bollington Brass (Peter Christian) - winners of the Second Section
Sale Brass (John Anderson) - Fourth Section Champions

Congratulations also to our runner up bands
Leyland Band and Pemberton Old Wigan DW Band who will join Foden's at the Albert Hall representing the North West
Boarshurst Silver will also represent the First Section at Cheltenham
With Besses Boys' Band and Farnworth and Walkden in the Second Section
Uppermill and Hawk Green will make up the Third Section trio
With a jubilant Rode Hall Silver making it to the finals for the first time in their 133 years, making up the Regions Fourth Section representing the North West Region  at Cheltenham

A full result sheet can be found on our Events drop down pages.

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Pemberton Old Wigan DW Band
Slow Melody & Quartet Contest
Saturday, 13th. April 2019
Commencing 10.00 a.m.
The Band Room situated at the junction of Enfield Street & Ormskirk Road, Wigan
Entry forms down loadable from
Go to Events - Slow Melody
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Buxton Brass Band Festival
28th April 2019
Entry Forms are now available from our 'Download' page
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North West Banders Help the Animals
Congratulations to our Chairman Richard Milton and the volunteers who represented our North West bands at very short notice, at the Channel Five's "Help the Animals" fund raiser on 21st. December 2018
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                     REGIONAL WEBSITE

The Regional website - - has ceased to exist and the NWABBA have kindly agreed that information about the North West Regional Championships in Blackpool can continue to be shown on the "Events" page under the dropdown heading North West Regional Championships.

The Regional Committee are grateful for this continued facility.   Please remember that the new email address for Richard Milton, Regional Secretary is

  {14 Oct 2018} shimAdd News382 to Scrapbook
Foden's Are the Champions 

Congratulations to the Foden's Band on becoming the Champion Band at the recent Albert Hall Finals.

This makes the North West Region the highest placed Region with three of the five section titles being taken by North West Bands.
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Peter Bates and Richard Milton

 North West Regional Brass Band Championships AGM

North West Regional Chairman Shirley Woodward expressed the sincere regrets of everyone in NW banding, as Peter Bates hung up his white trainers, retiring as Regional Secretary after twenty years of devoted service to that office.    Peter was presented with a special designed certificate, recording his much appreciate, dedicated service to North West banding.  Richard Milton was elected to take over as Regional Secretary.  Hopefully the trainers will not be put away for too long, as Peter was elected to the Regional Committee.
Richard's contact details can be found on our  'About Us' page.
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Water Band Want to Beat the Drought

Water Band would welcome any experienced players who would like to be part of a non-contesting, community band.  Why not come along to the bandroom at 1036-1038 Burnley Road East, Lumn in Water.
 You can have a look around the bandroom and if you wish, have a go on one of their bright, shiny, brass band instruments. Saturday 9.45 a.m. to Noon and Wednesday 7p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Further information or
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Please look in the drop-down heading - "Players Wanted" - for information about

requests sent to the NWABBA for bands and players wanted.

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Want to Communicate With Us?

You can use our email contact or we now have a link with the new brass band community site 

Just go to the website and sign in - look for the list of members - you will find the NWABBA listed - join our list of members.

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NWABBA Member Bands' Links

If you would like an email and/or your band website link put in our listing, please send the information into us by the 'CONTACT US' link

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50 years medal   


  Long Service Medal

Following requests from our member bands, the NWABBA have had a special medal struck to celebrate long service.

The medal is gold plated, with bars on which details of the service may be engraved.

Requests for the award may be made on behalf of NWABBA band members who have served for a minimum of 50 years.

A request form is available on our 'downloads' page or in your band's 'Band Administration Handbook'.

Please allow a minimum of four weeks for your request to be fulfilled..









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