The Band are working hard preparing for Whit Friday March Contest. Billed as the greatest free show on earth, we will be playing our chosen march Simoraine in Tameside on June 9th.
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Open to all – should be a marvellous concert, come along for a fantastic afternoon of entertainment!
Tea & Coffee, Cakes courtesy of Riley’s. Guess the weight of a cake competition & Raffle (including prizes from local businesses; Indian Harvest Restaurant, The Black Dog Pub and Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant)
BMP Europe Goodshaw band would like to invite you to our free open rehearsal. Over the last few weeks the band have been working hard on the Fourth Section set test piece ‘The Journal of Phileas Fogg’ by Peter Graham, in preparation for the North West Area contest being held in Blackpool on Sunday 28th February 2016.
The free open rehearsal will take place in our recently decorated band room and tea/coffee can be provided so why not come and pay us a visit?
Date: Friday 26th February 2016
Venue: Below Rakefoot Methodist Church,
The band have been working very hard on the 2016 area testpiece ‘The Journal of Phileas Fogg.’ We managed to find time at the end of a rehearsal to pay tribute to Sir Terry Wogan with our rendition of Derek Broadbent’s arrangement of The Floral Dance.
The band came top of the 4th section at the Brass At The Guild Contest in Preston beating 8 other bands. Our test piece was The Journal of Phileas Fogg by Peter Graham
“There was delight for BMP Goodshaw as they look to bounce straight back following their relegation to the Fourth Section, as young MD Joshua Hughes led them to the £400 first prize on his contesting debut with the band.” 4barsrest.com
Full results for ‘Brass at the Guild’ are here:
1. BMP Europe Goodshaw (Joshua Hughes)
2. Tarleton Brass (Gillian Bould)
3. Brindle (Keith Richmond)
4. Audley Brass (Tom Hancock)
5. Rode Hall Silver (Nigel Butler)
6. Thornton – Cleveleys (Stephen Craig)
7. Denton Brass (Matthew Bailey)
8. Cadishead Public (Craig McFarland)
9. Loxley Silver (Lee Dunkley)
Best Soloist: James Griffiths (principal cornet) – Audley Brass
Best Euphonium: Loxley Silver
Best Basses: Tarleton
Winning MD: Joshua Hughes (BMP Europe Goodshaw)
Christmas 2015 see the unfortunate retirement of Mike Cotter as Musical Director due to ill health. Huge thank you for all your hard work over the last few years.
We also welcome the appointment of our new Musical Director Joshua Hughes in the new year.
The band came away 3rd section championship winners after a very musical performance of Phillip Sparke’s Music for a Festival, under the musical direction of Mike Cotter.