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Farnworth And Walkden Band Website

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-10PM in our own Bandroom

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Sunday 28th December 2017

Brass at the Guild 2018

3 Generations

It's 3 generations of Roscoe's at the Brass at the Guild contest and Sam's playing percussion in his first contest

Sunday 10th December 2017

Luke feels the conducting force with Farnworth

Luke feels the conducting force with Farnworth. Read the artical on 4BarsRest

Saturday 9th December 2017

New Conductor Luke Pallister

The Farnworth and Walkden Brass Band are thrilled to announce the appointment of their new conductor Luke Pallister, continuing a strong history of supporting young musicians at the start of their careers.

Luke already has a strong CV behind him playing in the Salvation Army from the age of 7 at Nottingham WBMH corps. At 18 he joined Stamford Brass on principal cornet before moving to Birmingham Conservatoire to study for 2 years. He joined Fodens in February 2017 and loves every opportunity he gets from his cornet position there.

Moving to the RNCM in September 2017 to gain more opportunities in playing and conducting led him to his conducting post at Farnworth.

Luke has told the band, “I feel very privileged to be given the chance to take Farnworth and am already impressed by the work ethic of the band. I am looking forward to taking the band into the 2nd section at Preston in January and then beyond. I have an exciting programme of concerts and contests planned for the band and can’t wait to get properly started once the Christmas season has finished. I believe the band have huge potential and I am ready to help maximise that potential.”


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

We are looking for:
Solo Trombone, Flugel, Second Baritone and any Percussion

We are a hard-working, committed band that has a sensible mix of concerts and contests throughout the year and are looking forward to joining the 2nd section in January 2018.

All players are welcome for a blow

To apply, in confidence, please contact

Chairman, Barry Hobin email - fandwband@gmail.com
or our M.D. Luke Pallister on: 07936 509137

Coming Up -

Full Diary for 2018

Date Name Venu Time
Sun 23th April 2018 St Georges Day March Bolton Town Hall 1:30pm for 2:00pm
Fri 25th May 2018 Whit Friday Marches 4:00 start
Wed 13th June 2018 St Stephen's Kearsley
Sun 1st July 2018 Brighouse March & Hymn Contest Brighouse
Wed 4th July 2018 St Peter's Swinton
Sun 5th August 2018 Southport Botanical Gardens Southport PM