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Mrs Karen Cretney

01623 405 139

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October 29, 2019

"It's with great sadness that, due to work commitments, the relationship between Musical Director Simon Oates and the Blidworth Welfare Band has come to an end with immediate effect. The band would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to Simon for the commitment, dedic...

October 7, 2019

Blidworth Welfare Band are sad to announce the death of former Musical Director Don Blakeson ARCM who conducted Blidworth Welfare Band in 1997 and 1998.

Don studied trumpet at the Royal College of Music.  He was a professional trumpet player in London orchestras during...

October 4, 2019

On Sunday 6th October Blidworth Welfare Band will be competing in the Bolsover Festival of Brass at Heritage High School, Clowne and is drawn as the final band of the day expected to play around 8.55pm.

The entire event is being live streamed online for supporters of th...

August 4, 2019

Blidworth Welfare Band make their first associate appointment with Fendall Hill becoming Associate Composer.

Fendall is a dual citizen, New Zealand-born Australian, based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

A civil engineer by profession, he is married to Oriana, and ha...

Blidworth Welfare Band's Soprano Cornet player, Geoff Weeks was called into action whilst on holiday in Wales.

Whilst holidaying in Wales, Soprano Cornet player, Geoff Weeks answered a call for help from Aberystwyth Silver Band who were performing a concert and made the...

Blidworth Welfare Band attended the Shirebrook Open Entertainment Contest on Sunday 7th July 2019 claiming 2nd prize off a number 1 draw.

Blidworth performed a programme of music that found favour with the adjudicator, Steven Mead whose remarks were:

East meets West


Blidworth Welfare Band's Musical Director has been invited to adjudicate at The Coventry and Warwickshire Brass Festival on Sunday 30th June 2019.

On the appointment Simon commented "I am delighted to support this fabulous contest as their adjudicator for 2019. CWBF is...

Blidworth in fine form... with a little help from their friends!

The annual Swanwick brass band concert presented by Blidworth Welfare Band took place on Saturday 22nd June 2019 to a near capacity audience and once again in conjunction with organist, Keith Hearnshaw.


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