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

Farnworth & Walkden Band

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The Band

Farnworth & Walkden Band are a friendly North-West band graded 3rd Section. Throughout the year we are busy with many concerts and contests. We rehearse on Monday 8:00PM-9:45PM in our own Bandroom (map link).

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 closure of Eatons Transmissions factory in 2007.

New MD

31st March 2024

We are delighted to announce that Robert Taylor has agreed to become the new Musical Director of The Farnworth & Walkden Brass Band. Rob who hails from Tyldesley is part of the well known Taylor family brass band dynasty which has long standing connections to both Tyldesley and Fairey Brass Bands.

Following the end of his association with Tyldesley Band we invited Rob to come down for a blow, where later he stood in as conductor when asked. Rob is no stranger to this important role having previously been MD of Farnworth Old Band from 1989 to 1992, achieving much success on the way. Rob is looking forward to helping strengthen the band to enable it to provide varied and exiting concert programmes and compete successfully in the contest arena.

The band is currently looking to welcome new players in most positions but especially Solo Cornet, Euphonium and Bass. There are top quality instruments and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere waiting for those who are interested.

At the moment the band rehearses in our own purpose built band room on Monday evenings from 8pm but hope to return to Wednesday evening rehearsals shortly too.

We wish Rob every success in his new venture with the band and look forward to embarking on a new period of success for the band.

Please reply to fandwband@gmail.com for more details of positions available.


WANTED! Principal Cornet, Euphonium and Eb/ Bb Bass required to join an enthusiastic and friendly North West 3rd Section band. We pride ourselves on supporting young talent to progress. Rehearsals Monday 8:00pm - 9:45pm

Contact Band Secretary Michelle Roscoe
Email: fandwband@gmail.com
Mobile. 07852 280007


Diary 2024
Date Name & Info Venu & Map Time
Sat 25th May 2024 Farnworth Moses Gate Farnworth 11:00am for 1hr
Sun 9th June 2024 The Dell, Whitsun Ainsworth 10:15am
Sun 30th June 2024 Jubilee Park Ashton-in-Makerfield 2:00pm till 4:00pm
Sat 6th July 2024 Ainsworth Church Proms Ainsworth 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Sun 10th Nov 2024 Remembrance March Walkden British Legion 9:00am start
Sat 7th Dec 2024 Ainsworth Church Christmas Concert Ainsworth small group 10:00am - 2:00pm
tbc The Dell Christmas Tree Lights Ainsworth small group tbc
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Iain Roscoe
Email: fandwband@gmail.com
Michelle Roscoe
Phone: 07852 280007
Email: fandwband@gmail.com
Engagement Secretary
Michelle Roscoe
Phone: 07852 280007
Email: fandwband@gmail.com
Vice Chair /Bandroom Manager
Bill Roscoe
Phone: 07752 117298
Email: billr778@gmail.com
Contest Secretary
Steve Newcombe
Phone: 07922 508996
Email: katrinansteve@hotmail.com
Musical Director

Email: fandwband@gmail.com
Mark Green
Web Masters
Gary Branagan
Calum Hall