Ashover Brass Band is now preparing for their concert season with a mixture of new and favourite material that will delight audiences, we hope, throughout the summer months.
Check out our engagements page to find out where we are through the year.
We can also offer playing opportunities for all abilities, both in the main and training bands.
A striking resemblance has been noticed between the blazers worn by the South African rugby team at the recent world cup and Ashover Band; we must all play to our strengths I suppose!
Saturday 17 August 2014
The band was invited to play at the Golden Valley site of the Midland Railway Centre in Ripley to commemorate the restoration of carriage 04 of the Ashover Light Railway (ALR). This was a fitting and atmospheric day for us as the band had played at the opening of the ALR in 1925!
Many thanks to Cliff Thomas from the Railway Magazine and Alan Calladine and Paul from the Golden Valley Light Railway for the pictures together with all the wonderful enthusiasts at the railway centre for creating a unique day. Here’s a few pictures and a link to ‘youtube’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPZRa1sfwXA
Leading the parade to the showground
A guest conductor
Then some Morris Dancing!
You can next see the band at the Vintage Car Rally on the showground in Ashover on Sunday 27 July.
Sussex by the sea,
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Another successful event and well done to everyone involved.
The 82nd Ashover Show took place in perfect weather at the showground on Wednesday 14 August. Early indications from the organisers are that record numbers attended, something we witnessed with the audiences we received for our two sessions.
Thanks to everyone involved, especially Denise for the picture, and here’s looking to Woolley Show on Saturday.
In blistering heat last Saturday, 6 July, a small but select band played at Whitwell’s annual well dressings in the centre of the village.
The event is organised by the scout and guide groups and was well attended and we received a very warm welcome from all involved.