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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Greenfield Brass Band
We had a busy festive season with two great concerts to packed audiences at Manchester Golf Club and Friezland Bowling Club, along with lots of carolling jobs and a pre-Christmas band social.
Thanks for all the support over the last year. See you in 2024!
Alan Seymour to take Greenfield Band to the North West Area Contest
Alan took over the baton in January 2023. Originally from the North East, Alan is now based in Bacup, Lancashire. He started playing at the age of 9 with Hetton Silver Prize Band and was a founder member of Houghton Schools Band.
Alan has conducted many brass bands in both the North East and Lancashire including Dunston, Hetton Silver, Wetherby, Sale, BMP Goodshaw and Blackpool Brass.
He plays Eb Bass, Euphonium and Trombone. He has played in all sections of brass banding and also served in Burma Band 7LI. He plays tuba in the Yorkshire Oompah Band performing all over the North and Midlands.
Greenfield Band’s Jubilee concert at Uppermill Civic Hall to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year on the throne, was a fantastic success!
Our collaboration with local groups continued as we were supported by Oldham Music Centre Youth Brass Band who sounded in fine form. They gave us a preview of their Whit Friday march, Glemdene, which was a great hit with the audience.
We were delighted that internationally renowned guest soloist, Angelo Bearpark, accepted our invitation for him to come and perform with us. During the concert Angelo played three pieces of varying tone; Harry James Concerto for Trumpet, Carnival of Venice and Solitaire. It was an absolute honour for Greenfield Band to accompany Angelo as he played and was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
Angelo Bearpark pictured at the Jubilee Concert playing Harry James Trumpet Concerto
Big thanks to everybody who supported our concert and helped make it happen. A special thanks must also go to the local companies who donated raffle prizes for our concert including:
The Royal George
Oldham Music Centre Youth Brass Band
Photographs taken by Jackie Clowes Photography.
On 27th February, Greenfield Band took to the stage in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens in our 1st competition since 2019.
On stage we performed to the very best of our ability and gave a great account of Gordon Langford’s ‘Facets of Glass’ which the adjudicators thought was worthy of a 5th placing out of 15 bands in the 3rd section.
A special thank you to John Stevenson and Friezland Church, Christ Church who stepped up in our hour of need and allowed us to rehearse in the church all week as the heating failed in our regular rehearsal room.
The success of the Winter Concert and the contest result caps off a very positive start to Greenfield Band’s 35th year.
Next on our menu of performances is the Platinum Jubilee Concert in Uppermill Civic Hall on Friday 3rd June, 7:30pm, where we will be joined by Oldham Music Service Youth Brass Band and 1, maybe even 2 international cornet virtuosi soloists as our guests. Details to follow.
The evening before the Jubilee Concert, Thursday 2nd June, we are honoured to have accepted an invitation to play at the beacon lighting above Greenfield at ‘Pots and Pans’.
Greenfield Band would like to thank you all for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at our future events.
What a magical lunchtime concert mid February!
Greenfield Brass Band were outstanding and our guests, The Pennine Singers, directed by Liz Brocklehurst, performed beautifully with a carefully selected mixture of sacred and secular music, all of which was a cappella. Bravo!
Thank you to Friezland Church, Christ Church for hosting our event and also a big shout out to all the volunteers who helped and to those who made all those delicious homemade cakes.
Thanks also to Dennis' good friend Daniel Brooks for coming along to assess our performance of Facets of Glass and giving us such a glowing report.
It was a real pleasure to perform in front of a packed church and we are very proud of what we accomplished yesterday.
Greenfield Brass Band will now go forward with confidence in our quest to enhance the cultural calendar of our community.