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  1. MattB

    Solo Euph this Thursday evening- Stalybridge

    URGENTLY required for an easy listening concert this Thursday, Denton Brass require a Solo Euphonium player. The concert is at Stalybridge Unitarian Church, Forester Drive SK15 2HX starting at 7.30pm. If you can help please call me on 07500 667799 for more information and programme details...
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    Successful weekend at Denton Brass.

    Denton Brass has completed a busy weekend, with two enthusiastically received concerts. On Friday night the band entertained the congregation at Stalybridge Unitarian Church, and on Sunday afternoon played at Marple Conservative Club to a packed house. Both concerts featured a specially themed...
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    Urgent- Eb bass needed tonight- Sun 29th June, Boarshurst Band Club

    Hi all, Due to unforeseen circumstances, Denton Brass are an Eb bass short for tonight's concert in Greenfield. Starting at 8pm, we would be very grateful to anyone who can assist! Please either PM me, or text me on 07500 667799 if you can help. Many thanks, Matt.
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    Euph req- Whit Friday with Denton Brass

    Hi all, Due to a health issue, Denton need a 2nd Euph to complete our band for Whit Friday. We will be competing in the 4th section and mainly in Tameside, with a small foray into Saddleworth. We will be leaving Denton around 4pm, and aim to take in as many contests as possible. Please...
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    Denton Brass, North West 4th Section- current vacancies

    Denton Brass, on the Manchester/ Tameside border, have the following vacancies: Solo Horn Eb Bass BBb Bass The band rehearse on Mon & Thurs 7.30-9.30pm at their home, Denton Independent Social Club on Grosvenor Street, Denton. We can offer a friendly atmosphere, positive and fast paced...
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    Solo Trombone & Soprano required- Denton Brass, North West 4th section.

    Denton Brass, North West 4th Section, require a Solo Trombone and Soprano player to complete the band. We rehearse Mondays and Thursdays in Denton Independent Social Club, just one minute away from Junction 24 of the M60 and only 15 minutes from central Manchester by public transport. See...
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    New MD required- Besses o’th’Barn Band

    New MD required- Besses o’th’Barn Band Besses are looking to appoint a new MD as soon as possible, and so are inviting applications for the position as of today, with auditions to begin imminently. The successful applicant will be available for rehearsals on Tuesday & Thursday evenings...
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    Besses part company with MD

    Besses o’ th’ Barn announce that they have mutually parted company with Musical Director Alan Wycherley. The band would like to place on record their gratitude for Alan’s work during his tenure as MD. A band spokesman said “We would like to publically thank Alan for his work with the band since...
  9. MattB

    Besses- Cornet & Euph players required

    Besses o'th' Barn are looking for a solo cornet and Solo Euphonium to join the band with immediate effect. Currently 2nd section under the direction of Alan Wycherley, the band have a full programme of concerts and contests for the rest of 2013, plus a Scottish Tour in 2014 to look forward to...
  10. MattB

    Sold/Expired Besson International Euphonium for sale

    For sale is my Besson International Euphonium. Serial number is BE7065-904721, which dates it to the late 1990s. The Euph has 4 valves, water keys to 1st and main slides, and a water trap to catch drips under the valves. The silver plate is in very good condition (see photos), and there are...
  11. MattB

    Kit player req- North West, Sun 18th August.

    Besses need a kit player to assist tomorrow afternoon, Sunday 18th August, at the Ring o Bells pub, Marple from 3-5pm. Expenses available. Please contact Matt on 07500 667799 if you can help. Many thanks
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    Besses welcome new Top Chair

    Besses o' th' Barn Band welcome new top chair Following Jim Murray's decision to retire from the Principal Cornet seat, the band were delighted when Stephanie Coward accepted the offer to step into the top chair. Steph's last appointment was as Principal with the Dobcross Silver Band, which...
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    Besses o'th' Barn Band- FREE ENTRY Proms Concert, supporting Bury Hospice

    On Sat 31st August, Besses are inviting everyone to attend a FREE Last Night of the Proms Concert, to be held at Besses United Reform Church in Whitefield, near Bury. The evening will serve as a fundraising event for Bury Hospice, a collection will be held on the night, as well as a raffle and...
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    Besses' Principal Cornet steps down

    After 3 and a half years as Besses' 'top chair', Jim Murray has relinquished his position as Principal Cornet with the band for the most worthy reason possible- to dedicate more time to his wife, who is due to undergo surgery in the near future. Jim's association with Besses stretches to...
  15. MattB

    Besses o'th' Barn Band- Solo Euphonium required

    Besses have a rare vacancy for a Solo Euphonium player, required ASAP, due to our current player's work commitments. The band is under the experienced and progressive direction of Alan Wycherley and is gearing up for an excitingly busy and rewarding couple of years, including contesting...
  16. MattB

    Euph & BBb bass needed- Besses o'th' Barn, Burnley. Sunday 30th June

    Hi all, For our concert in Queens Park Burnley this coming Sunday (30th June), Besses would like help from a strong Euphonium player and a BBb bassist. Meet time is 1pm, and we'll be done by 4pm. Nothing too tricky on the programme, it's available on request if that helps. Reasonable...
  17. MattB

    Euph required for Whit Friday

    Hi all, Besses require a Euph player to join us on our trek through Tameside next week. If you are interested please email me on chair@besses.co.uk and I'll send some more information. Many thanks, Matt.
  18. MattB

    Besses o' th'Barn Band- Solo Trombone & Eb Bass required

    Besses o' th' Barn, North West 2nd section, require the following players to join our progressive and hard working band: Solo Trombone Eb bass These are rare vacancies, the previous players were with the band for 3 years plus. The band is under the experienced and progressive direction...
  19. MattB

    Solo Cornet & 3rd cornet required- North West

    Besses o' th' Barn Band (2nd section North West) require 2 cornet players for immediate start in our progressive band under the baton of Alan Wycherley. The solo cornet seat is depending on ability, we would welcome ambitious applicants. We rehearse in Whitefield near Bury, 2 mins from...
  20. MattB

    Sold/Expired Denis Wick bass 1L mouthpiece for sale- no reserve.....

    Due to retiring (hopefully for good!) from the bass section, I've decided to get rid of my mouthpiece. It's in great nick, and knowing how expensive these things are I've decided to put no reserve price on it. Grab yourself a bargain...
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