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Opportunities soon taken at Wingates Band

Liv Appleton - Flugel Horn at Wingates Band

Rob Richardson has rejoined the band on Soprano Cornet, following some time working abroad, having previously been a member of the band during 2016-17.
The band are also delighted to welcome Liv Appleton, who takes up the Flugelhorn position following the departure of Nicóla Shaw to the WFEL Fairey Band over the summer.
After being with the band for a little while now, here are Rob and Liv’s thoughts about being with the band:
“It’s great to be back in the band after a couple of years working abroad, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into a busy year of contests and concerts after being stuck at home for the last 18 months!” – Rob Richardson
“I’m really excited to be playing Flugel for Wingates. Sitting on a soloist seat for a Championship band has been the dream since I picked up an instrument, so I’m really grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to getting stuck in to a new challenge, learning as much as possible from those around me and progressing as a player.” – Liv Appleton
Following their appointments, Musical Director Paul Andrews, added, “I’m looking forward to working with these 2 enthusiastic new members of the team, both of these players bring a wealth of experience, a drive to succeed and will further enhance the Wingates brand as we look forward to the future.”

Opportunities to join the band do happen from time to time as players move on or retire. The Band is always interested in hearing from quality players who would like to join us. Please contact Paul Andrews on 07810 712 992 if you think you have the right stuff!

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Celebrating Wingates and our Home – Fanfare For The Common Man

Wingates Band Tribute to Local Heroes

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Brian Evans Dedications

Now available to download. This is a rare and unavailable anywhere else recording by the great Brian Evans and Wingates Band. Unbelievable quality of playing – a Must for any aspiring musician.

Preview Tracks here: Click

Get Download: Here

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🎥 NEW VIDEO! 🎥  

Before the second national lockdown started, members of the band had been meeting in small ensembles to rehearse and enjoy making music together again after a long time out of the band room.
We decided to start making some recordings and videos of our efforts and we’re excited to share with you our latest release* – ‘Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence’ by Edward Bairstow and arranged by our composer in residence, Adam D J Taylor.
Originally for choir, this piece was written just as much for the space it was to be performed in, York Minster, as it was for the services it accompanied. With lots of pauses to enjoy the Minsters long reverb, the band simply had to perform this gorgeous piece in a church. Huge thanks to Fr Philip Carr and the parish of St. Julie’s in Eccleston for letting the band use their beautiful building.
We hope you enjoy our latest video featuring some super talented members from the middle of the band!

Music available for purchase from

Cantatio Publishing

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*Recorded before second national lockdown and in line with local guidance.

WE’RE BACK!!

Here’s our first LIVE Covid-19 Special Recording
recorded in October 2020

 

 

 

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