National Brass Band Club ????

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

  1. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known Member

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

    - Mr Wilx
  10. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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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