Due to the current covid-19 restrictions the band is unable practice or play in public. We are sorry and missing you all terribly. Please follow the link for more infomation on the current restrictions to Non-Professionals engage in singing or playing wind and brass instruments.
If anything changed with the extended measures on Friday 31st July 2020 for Greater Manchester it has had no effect on our situation.
19th August 2020
Further guidelines have been issued Brass Band England and published on 4BarsRest links below. Our situation has not changed.
It states that non-professionals can now engage in brass and wind playing, as well as singing, but in line with the wider guidance. This change will allow groups of up to six players to again rehearse outdoors, or with members of two households playing together inside.
Bands constituted as charities or businesses, or which run venues, may now host larger groups provided they can meet Covid secure guidelines and social distancing requirements.
COVID-19 Brass Band England
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.
FARNWORTH BAND had its origins in 1848 and WALKDEN BAND can trace its origins from around the 1850's. The Walkden and Eatons Farnworth bands merged in 2005, firstly to become Eaton Farnworth and Walkden Band and later becoming Farnworth & Walkden Band with the closer of Eatons Transmissions factory in 2007.
WANTED! Tenor Trombone, Tutti Cornet, Principal Baritone and Bb Bass required to join an enthusiastic and friendly North West 2nd Section band. We pride ourselves on supporting young talent to progress. Rehearsals Monday and Wednesday 8-9.45pm
Contact Band Secretary Katrina Newcombe
mobile. 07519 880974
or Musical Director Dan Price
|Sun 27/01/2020||Brass in the Wire Warrington Contest 2020||Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington|
|Sun 23/02/2020||North West Regional Championships||Blackpool Winter Gardens||9.45am|
|Fri 27/03/2020||Trinity Church joint concert with Kearsley and Astley Youth||Farnworth||7pm -10pm|
|Sun 17/05/2020||NWABBA Buxton Brass Band Festival||Octagon Theatre, Pavilion Gardens||9.45am|
|Wed 15/07/2020||St Peters||Swinton||-|
|Wed T.B.C.||St Augustins||Swinton||-|
|Thur 03/12/2020||Intu Trafford Centre||Regent Crescent||6pm|
|Sun 06/12/2020||Walkden Churches Together||St John's Walkden||6:30pm|
|Tue 15/12/2020||Intu Trafford Centre||Peel Avenue||6pm|
|Sat 19/12/2020||Intu Trafford Centre||Regent Crescent||10am|