We are a friendly bunch of people with a varied age range and realistic ambition. We take rehearsing and contesting seriously, but we also like to socialise and unwind outside of band. Tom Haslam took over as Musical Director in the Summer of 2011 and since then the band has grown from strength to strength. In this short time we have achieved numerous top 4 finishes, achieving promotion to the third section in January 2015. Last year we had our best Whit Friday on record, beating some championship section bands (but they don't like us talking about that). Our most recent results include 2nd place at Butlins Mineworkers Contest, Skegness and 1st place at Holmfirth Contest, Yorkshire.

 

 

Musical Director - Tom Haslam

 

Tom Haslam started his banding career in 1988 playing Tenor Horn with the Greenfield Training Band. He went on to play with various Saddleworth bands before becoming the Principal Cornet of the Hepworth Band at the age of 16. He was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

He studied Trumpet at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester and the Royal Academy of Music in London. During his time in London he undertook numerous professional engagements including work with the City of London Sinfonietta and recording for the children's TV show The Tweenies!

He moved back 'up north' in 2002 and became the principal cornet of the Ashton Under Lyne Band before moving to the Leyland Band on Repiano Cornet in 2003.

In 2008 he began working for Stockport Music Service where he is now the Ensembles Coordinator. Since 2015 he has also worked for Oldham Music Service where he leads the Youth Brass Ensemble. He has taught countless children over the last 10 years and has lead a number of school bands. His pupils have a 100% success rate in ABRSM Music exams.

In 2011 he became the Musical Director of the Greenfield Band. Since then the band have had a lots of success on the contest stage and put on many entertaining concerts.

 

 

Cornet Section

 

Principle Cornet - Andy Ellis
Tutti Cornet - Jessica Robinson
Tutti Cornet - Chris Smith

Tutti Cornet - Luke Trudgeon

 

Soprano Cornet - Alicia Bardsley

Repiano Cornet - Rob James

Second Cornet - Daniel Healey

Second Cornet - Rachel Whiffin

Third Cornet - Andy Ogden

Third Cornet - Sue Morris

 

 

Middle Sections

 

Flugel Horn - Allan Buckley

Solo Horn - Linda Ogden

First Horn - Sarah Stelfox

Second Horn - Suzanne Connolly

 

Solo Euphonium - Shona Jackson

Second Euphonium - Sam Gane

First Baritone - Rebecca Chadderton

Second Baritone - Ian Morris

 

Solo Trombone - Bob Whiffin

Second Trombone - Claire Haslam

Bass Trombone - Ben Chadderton

 

 

Basses and Percussion

 

Eb Bass - Tom Powell

Eb Bass - Andy Hudson

BBb Bass - Andy Clayton
BBb Bass - Matt Pollitt

 

Principle Percussionist - Dave Sheldon

Tuned Percussionist - Matthew Clayton

 

 

 

 

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