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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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30th May 2018

We're sorry to have to report the death of a long standing player, Ray Bannister.

Ray followed his dad Leonard into the the band in the mid 50's and his brother, Peter Bannister followed his dad to play the big drum. Peter still helps us out on the drum. Ray started his playing career at the band and ended here, with periods in one or two other bands including a long spell at Wingates.

The funeral is on Wed 6th June at 1.30pm Radcliffe Crematorium. A section of the band will be playing at his funeral.

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Facebook Comments Sheila Seddon
" Rest in peace Ray, I remember you well from Kearsley Silver "

Gordon Higginbottom
" A real Bandsman. ...I well remember his first Bellevue with Wingates.I walked with him along the bull run . RIP Ray "

James McFadyen
" Sorry to hear about this. I played with Ray at Coppull and Standish Band in 2005 "

Monday 5th June 2018

Darrol Barry (1956 - 2018)

It is with much sorrow that we hear that Darrol Barry (1956 - 2018) has passed away. He was a fine composer and musician and will be greatly missed by the brass band world. He conducted the band (Walkden) for a short period and took us to the  North West Area 2nd Section in March 1996

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


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
Wed 13th June 2018 St Stephen's Kearsley
Sat 16th June 2018 The Rock Bury 'Bandemonium' Bury 11am till 1pm
Sat 23rd June 2018 Leyland Park Hindley 12 noon
Sun 1st July 2018 March & Hymn Contest Brighouse
Wed 4th July 2018 St Peter's Swinton
Sat 21st July 2018 Parr Fold Park Walkden Afternoon
Sun 5th August 2018 Southport Botanical Gardens Southport PM
Sun 12th August 2018 Coronation Park Ormskirk PM