Blidworth Welfare Band


April 13, 2018

Blidworth Welfare Band are delighted to announce the signing of experienced cornet player, John McMurran as their new Principal Cornet.

Following their 5th place at the recent Midlands Regional Championships, the Nottinghamshire Championship Section based Blidworth Welfare Band has moved to 86 in the World Brass Band Rankings according to the website

Entering the ranking charts at num...

March 12, 2018

Blidworth Welfare Band delivered a fantastic performance on 11th March 2018 in the Championship Section of the Midlands Area Championships gaining a credible fifth place out of twelve bands, moving the band up the Championship Section league table above Jaguar Land Rov...

Marking International Women's Day 2018 we are proud to announce that on Sunday 11th March, the following women will be performing for Blidworth Welfare Band at the Midlands Regional Championships:

Melissa Ramplin

Sharon Stansfield

Lucy Vernon

Sarah Emblen

Karen Cretney

Jo Ke...

 In preparation for the Midlands Regional Championships (Championship Section), Blidworth Welfare Band will be holding an Open Rehearsal on Thursday 8th March from 8pm.

February 11, 2018

Nottinghamshire based Championship Section band, Blidworth Welfare has brought in military reinforcement for their assault on the Midlands Regional Championships in the form of Melissa Ramplin and Sharon Stansfield.

Melissa joins Blidworth Welfare as their Principal Cor...

January 30, 2018

(Pictured L-R: Simon Cheetham, Simon Oates and Steve Hill) 

Blidworth Welfare Band has been given a welcome boost in advance of their appearance at the Midlands Regional Championships (Championship Section) through the signing of a trio of players bringing with them a w...

January 5, 2018

Blidworth Welfare Band has started the New Year with the launch of a new website aimed at keeping followers of the band and supporters up to date with concerts, events, signings and recordings.

The website also provides a number of images of the band through its evoluti...

November 20, 2017

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...

November 17, 2017

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.


Well known and respected as a fine elite level soprano player with th...

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