Blidworth Welfare Band

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Blidworth Welfare Band were back in the contesting arena on 8th July performing their 'Fire' themed programme at the Shirebrook Open Brass Band Entertainment Contest 2018.

Opening with Celtic Fire and paying tribute to composer Darrol Barry, adjudicator Mark Wilkinson (...

With two players taken ill, last minute changes to the cornet section enabled the concert to go ahead at Blidworth Miners Welfare on Thursday 5th July.

Assistant Principal Cornet, Stephen Bennett moved on to Soprano Cornet and audience member (and former Assistant Princ...

Blidworth Welfare Band returned to St. Andrew's Church, Swanwick for what has become an annual event in the band's diary after many years of presenting a joint Brass Band and Organ concert.

The band opened the concert paying tribute to brass band composer, Darrol Barry...

Blidworth Welfare Band are presently preparing for their appearance at the Shirebrook Open Entertainment Contest on Sunday 8th July where they will perform their entertainment programme before adjudicator, Mark Wilkinson. 

As an Open contest, the band will be competing...

Blidworth Welfare Band entertained crowds of people attending the 2018 Nottinghamshire County Show in Newark on 13th May with a programme for all including paying tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the Dambusters Raid and the Centenary of the Royal Air Force with a rou...

Blidworth Welfare Band are delighted to welcome two experienced players to their ranks in the form of Stephen Bennett who joins the band as Assistant Principal Cornet and Janice Gregory who joins the band on First Horn.

Stephen Bennett is a Corporal in the Royal Air For...

April 23, 2018

Blidworth Welfare Band returned to Sutton in Ashfield on Saturday 21st April for their annual concert with the Sutton in Ashfield Choral Society.

The band opened the concert with the 15th Century folk tune, Agincourt Song before moving straight in to Juan Tizol's jazz s...

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 www.brassstats.com

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...

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