The band's Principal Euphonium player, Andrew Baldwin claimed the top solo prize at The Leicestershire Brass Band Association contest on 19th November following a stunning performance within the band's own choice test-piece, Of Distant Memories. The band were placed 6th out of a field of 8 in the Championship Section and are now in preparation for the series of Christmas concerts.
The experienced Simon Oates is to become the new Musical Director at Blidworth Welfare Band. Blidworth Welfare Band has announced the appointment of Simon Oates as their new Musical Director. Experience Well known and respected as a fine elite level soprano player with the likes of Thoresby Colliery and Jaguar Land Rover, he has also successfully conducted Foss Dyke and is currently the associate conductor with Enderby Band. In addition, the band has also welcomes Dawn Evans