2019 Nationals Cheltenham
2017 Bolton St Georges Day
Moses Gate Country Park

Farnworth & Walkden Band

We love Brass Band Music

COVID-19 Notice

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 4BarsRest
COVID-19 Brass Band England

The Band

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
email. katrinansteve@hotmail.com
mobile. 07519 880974

or Musical Director Dan Price
email. danpricemusic@sky.com


Diary 2020
Date Name Venu Time
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


John Harrison
Email: fandwband@gmail.com
Katrina Newcombe
Phone: 07519 880974
Email: katrinansteve@hotmail.com
Engagement Secretary
Michelle Roscoe
Phone: 07852 280007
Email: fandwband@gmail.com
Chairman/Bandroom Manager
Bill Roscoe
Contest Secretary
Steve Newcombe
Phone: 07922 508996
Email: katrinansteve@hotmail.com
Musical Director
Dan Price
Email: fandwband@gmail.com
Mark Green
Web Master
Gary Branagan