No I don't but I am aware that these bands have entered. I think you may be getting mixed up with The Blackburn and Darwen Band who are in the Championship Section.
However thank you very much for your good wishes.
I think you are very correct and Darwen Brass are indeed a very good band with excellent direction in Steve Hartley, as are Coppull and Standish Band with Matt Stringer. One must also take into account that Hawk Green Band from Marple are also in the contest who finished 3rd in this years...
For several years now I have asked the same question, what is happening to our movement and who actually does anything to control or direct the English Brass Band movement?
With Mike Kilroy, Chairman of BBE stating that BBE will only support and not control, this leaves a huge amount of this...
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Ian, I have no intention of getting into a slanging match, however, I thank you for your points of view which will be noted and discussed in a future meeting.
Regarding the Registry comment, I am sure that the truth will come out on 15th July this year when the industrial tribunal is heard.
The first point I need to bring to your attention, is that Brass Band England as a 'Parent Body' have done absolutely nothing to keep bands informed since well before the start of the Registry farce, which was long before Kapitol got involved. The question you need to ask yourself is did BBE do...
Numerous discussions have taken place for several months now and still BBE have not made a statement or given any direction into which direction bands should go. After several high level meetings Kevin Holdgate and myself have released the following statement in order to evaluate the support...
Due to work commitment we have vacancies for one Front Row Cornet and one Baritone player.
We rehearse at Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, Greenfield, Saddleworth OL3 7EU every Monday and Thursday evening 8pm to 10pm.
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Butlins National Champions, 3rd Section,
twice on trot,
Require 4th man down on front row.
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How dare you say this about me, who are you to make such an accusation when you do not even know me?
My initial proposal to Robert Morgan, Chairman of BBE, was to introduce a discussion paper on the state of the BBB Registry and the introduction of a new English Championship, not to destroy...