Another Yorkshire Band dies . .

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by ploughboy, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Pennine Brass band have ceased to exist!

    "The decision has been based on the belief that at a time with many bands struggling for dedicated players, all those involved with the band would prefer Pennine Brass to be remembered for its achievements, and as a band that knew when it was time to call it a day.

    Real shame

    Pete Denton, the band’s Chairman, told 4BR: “It’s a real shame that we have had to make this decision. By calling time now it gives our players and our Musical Director time to find new bands before next year’s Areas and the people who have booked us for engagements time to make alternative arrangements.”

    Pete added: “Huw Thomas, our MD, has worked extremely hard with the band since we appointed him in April. I am sure I speak for everyone concerned in wishing him well in his future. He is a very talented musician and I’m sure he will do well with any band that is lucky enough to engage him.”


    The band has extended its thanks to all former players and the two former Musical Directors, Paul Fligg and Ian Porthouse, without whom they believe the band would not have been originally formed nor progressed to the standard it finally achieved." - Courtesy 4BR -

    Another Hudds top section band dissapears, where are all the players going?
  2. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    What a shame. I am really sorry to hear this news. There are some fab people at Pennine who will help out at the drop of a hat.

    I wont miss those ****** awful bright orange ties though...

  3. Frontman

    Frontman Member

    It is always very sad news when you hear of a band folding but I must admit this was a shock. I have several friends at Pennine Brass and I am extremley sorry to hear this news. I must admit I thought things were getting better with the arrival of Hew, suprising how wrong you can be.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  4. blasterbates

    blasterbates Member

    Indeed, but worse still, the banding movement will have to come to terms with the loss of the legendary "revolving basses" during march contests.
  5. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Always a terrible thing to see a band go belly-up - particularly in the heartland of Brass.

    I've played against pennine, (and lost out them on a number of occasions) at several contests, and to this day I can't understand how they didn't win the 2006 first section areas on "Voyage of Discovery."

    A sad loss to banding.


    Seconded. I guess they've joined the old clip on purple ties that Skelmanthorpe used to have in that great tie bin in the sky...LOL!
  7. Kiz7

    Kiz7 Member

    mmm, I know it was said as a joke BUT............

    what will happen to the orange ties, and indeed what happened to the purple clip on ties Skelmanthorpe had ? I run a "young" (just about a year old) community youth brass band down here in the Forest of Dean open to youngsters 19 and under of all abilities/standards and as we have no funding whatsover we are desperate for anything resembling a uniform - be it orange or clip on ties! If yuo want to help us out then PLEASE do pm me.................