Farnworth & Walkden Band are a friendly North-West band graded 2nd Section from January 2018. Throughout the year we are busy with many concerts and contests. We rehearse on Monday and Wednesday 8:00PM-9:45PM in our own Bandroom

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Wednesday 29th December 2019

Happy New Year

Dan our new Musical Director has survived his first Christmas. We now enter the contest season with Warrington, Brass in the Wire (the old Preston Brass at the Guild) and the Blackpool North West Regionals.

Wednesday 30th October 2019

New Musical Director

Welcome to Dan our new Musical Director on his first rehersal with the band.


F&W Band are seeking key players to join this successful, friendly band in time for the contest season.

We are looking for:
 Soprano Cornet, Solo Euphonium, Baritone, Eb Bass and Percussionist

We are a hard-working, committed band that has a sensible mix of concerts and contests throughout the year. We joined the 2nd section in January 2018. Since then we came 3rd at the regionals in Blackpool and 8th in the Nationals at Cheltenham.

We are committed to supporting talented musicians of all ages

To apply, in confidence, please contact

Chairman, John Harrison email - fandwband@gmail.com
or our Secretary Katrina Newcombe on 07519 880974

Coming Up -

Full Diary for 2020

Date Name Venu Time
Sun 26th January 2020 Brass in the Wire Warrington Contest 2020 Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington
Sun 23th February 2020 North West Regional Championships Blackpool Winter Gardens
Sun 17th May 2020 NWABBA Buxton Brass Band Festival, Octagon Theatre, Pavilion Gardens, Buxtons 9.45am