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North West Regional Championships 2017

New year, new section. Valley Brass return to Blackpool yet again this year to compete it the Regional Championships; but this time in the 2nd section. We are playing the famous musical suite ‘Rhapsody in Brass’ composed by Dean Goffin. The contest is on Sunday 26th February and are currently working very hard to prepare for the day!

Not long until the National Finals!

The band are currently practising very hard for the National Finals in Cheltenham on the 18th September! The piece we are playing is called ‘Lake of the Moon’ (can be found on YouTube). If you happen to be in Cheltenham that day why don’t you get tickets and come along into Cheltenham Racecourse and listen to us! (3rd section hall, we aren’t in the 2nd section until January 2017!)

Summer Concert 2016

This years summer concert finished! Thank you everyone who came to watch us and well done to everyone in the band; a great performance! In case you missed it, our performance has been uploaded to YouTube

Whit Friday Marchers 2016

This is one of the six venues we played at during the Whit Friday Marches 2016 on the 20th May. We played ‘The New Recruit’ and ‘Raby’ We played at the following contests:
• Dukinfield
• Carrbrook
• Heyrod (1st Place)
• Upper Mossley (1st Place)
•Broadoak (1st Place)
•Stalybridge ( 1st Place)
A Massive well done to everyone, despite the awful weather! We did extremely well considering this was our first year in the 3rd section!

North West Regional Championships 2016

On the 28th February Valley Brass Played at the North West Regional Championships 2016. We entered the third sections playing ‘A Cambrian Suite’…And we won….three prizes! Best Conductor, best percussion section as well as best overall 3rd section band! Not to mention we also got moved up to the 2nd section! A massive well done to everyone. Since we won we have now qualified for the National Finals in Cheltenham in September.