National Brass Band Club ????

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by iancwilx, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. iancwilx

    iancwilx Active Member

    What happened to the National Brass Band Club ?
    I recently found my 1964/65 membership card in the loft.
    5/- (5 Shillings) annual subscription.
    I remember we had a very nice metal lapel badge in the shape of a little blue lyre inscibed NBBC.
    Is it still in operation ?

    - Mr Wilx
  2. fatcontroler

    fatcontroler Member

    Sounds a bit geeky lol, think it's the 'club' part of it.

    However, if it was reformed I would not doubt join!
  3. Tubazz

    Tubazz Member

    OH i remember that , i was a member in the late 70s early 80s, i have still got certificates for winning solo contest that they staged, i think at the time there was a lady called Evelyn Bray who was in charge, as i say i think thats right ,from the yorkshire area


    Yes I was a member of this "club".Mrs Bray was a stalwart of Yorkshire banding...she was the POPE of banding and you didn t argue with Mrs B.:eek:
  5. marksmith

    marksmith Active Member

    But the 'salt of the earth'.
    If you needed a registration card sorted quickly, she was the one to sort it!
    I still have my club tie.:oops:
  6. iancwilx

    iancwilx Active Member

    She was "Poggies" Mum.

    - Mr Wilx


    Is that David Pogson..ex Dyke who I played alongside at Hepworth for many years ?
  8. Mr Malone

    Mr Malone Member

    1965? Did you join the Brass Band Club on your 40th Birthday Ian?
    Mr Malone
    (aged 29)
  9. iancwilx

    iancwilx Active Member

    Yes indeed, great fella, great player and great bandsman.

    - Mr Wilx
  10. iancwilx

    iancwilx Active Member

    40 Mentally probably, though my voice was high and my beard sparse !!

    - Tweedle---
  11. Al

    Al Member

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  12. midnight_euph

    midnight_euph Member

    Me too.. I was on the committee with Mrs Evelyn Bray. A lovely woman, whom I still miss.
  13. midnight_euph

    midnight_euph Member

    actually, sad to say... I STILL have the badge, and it's regularly worn at contests - though no-one's ever commented on it. lol
  14. iancwilx

    iancwilx Active Member

    Well - I spotted one on ebay yesterday and put in a bid of 99p.(+£1.00 P&P)
    It was a winning bid and the badge is winging it's way to me as I type.

    It will feel very strange to see one again after all these years.

    Like you I shall wear it with pride on certain occasions.
    I just hope nobody comes chasing me for 40 years unpaid subs !!!

    - Mr Wilx
  15. iancwilx

    iancwilx Active Member

    In the 1950/60s the Yorkshire branch of the NBBC was run by Tom F. Atkinson who was the Leeds schools brass peri and who got all his pupils to sign up.
    I seem to remember that there was a reduced sub rate for "Juniors"

    - Mr Wilx

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