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Hi there and thanks for visiting. Did you know no that you could help support Wingates Band with absolutely no effort apart from doing the shopping that you would normally do online AND you still shop at your favourite online stores (Sainsbury’s, Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis, JET2 etc.) and all that happens is when you do do they will then make a donation to Wingates Band which is always going to help us buy new Read more…

Andrea Price

Wingates Band Announces New Band MD

Andrea Price Appointed as New Musical Director of Wingates Band We are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Price as the new Musical Director of the Wingates Band.  Introducing Andrea Andrea is a graduate of Salford University, where she was awarded a First Class Honours degree and a distinction in a Masters Degree in composition, as well as earning the Mortimer prize for performance. During her playing career, she has performed at the highest Read more…

Richard Evans rip

Wingates Pay Tribute to Richard Evans

Mr Richard Evans Wingates Tribute On his return from holiday at the first rehearsal of ‘Dynasty’ for the British Open Grand Shield our MD Mr Paul Andrews, who had a long history of playing under Mr Richard Evans at Leyland wanted to play something in tribute to his friend and mentor and the band was only too ready to agree. Mr Evans was known for his extravagant treatment of Marches and swinging the tunes so Read more…

Wingates Band at Cockerham

Cockerham Concert 23rd April 2022

We had an amazing time playing to a packed out crowd in St Michael’s Church, Cockerham on Saturday.It was great to play for such a receptive audience who enjoyed our programme of brass band favourites plus a special St George’s day segment of tunes, which our guest conductor for the night, Mark Peacock, made a special effort to dress up for – very snazzy! We paid tribute to the legend that is Mr Richard Evans Read more…

Richard Evans

Richard Evans Dies

Sad News for the Brass Band Movement All of us at Wingates Band are devastated to hear about the passing of a true band icon, Mr Richard Evans. Richard’s influence features prominently in our band’s history with his legendary win with Wingates performing Fireworks at the British Open in 1975. As with so many others around the banding world, his presence, guidance, humour and friendship will be greatly missed. Thank you for everything Mr Evans

James Gray selected for the Soprano Cornet seat in the National Youth Band of Great Briitain

James Gray selected for the Soprano Cornet seat in the National Youth Band of Great Briitain

Congratulations to our solo cornet player, James Gray who has been appointed Principal Soprano Cornet of the The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain Speaking on his achievement James said: “It’s an amazing opportunity to sit on a principal seat at NYBBGB. I’m excited for the week ahead and the concert following the course in Huddersfield” Well done James, all of us at Wingates Band are incredibly proud of you 🎺💙💛

Wingates MD Vacancy Closed

Applications now Closed

Applications for the position of Musical Director are now closed. The band has had many applications and over the next few weeks we will be auditioning suitable candidates. No further announcements or details will be released in the interest of the applicants’ privacy rights and discretion. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW MD WHEN THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE. We would like to sincerely thank all the applicants for their interest in Wingates Band. We are Read more…