Author: robert_stansfield

  • NEMBBA Autumn Contest Results

    First Section 1. Horbury Victoria Band (Duncan Beckley) 2. Old Silkstone Band (David Maplestone)3. Silk Brass (Tony Wyatt)4. Chapeltown Silver Prize Band (Colum J O’Shea)5. City of Coventry (Lee Woodward) Best instrumentalist Charlie Welch (soprano, Horbury Victoria Band) Second Section 1. Dobcross Silver Band (Jason M Smith)2. Audley Brass (Tom Hancock)3. Dronfield Genquip Band (Adrian…

  • February Contest First Section Now Closed To New Entries

    In the ten days since we first advertised NEMBBA’s February area test piece contest at Post Mill Centre, we have already received entries from ten first section bands. Due to fire regulations, this is maximum number of bands we can accept for any one section: my apologies to any bands who will now miss out.…

  • Final Information

    I have now issued the final information to bands competing in our contest on Sunday 5th November. Copies (apart from the draw) are on the Documents page.

  • Entries Now Open For Our February Contest

    Entries are now open to our annual area test piece contest at the Post Mill Centre on 17th and 18th February. For further information, please see our events page.

  • NEMBBA Officers 2023/24

    At our recent AGM, the following officers were re-elected for the forthcoming year: President Marie SmithChairman John SlaterVice-Chairman Brian DraperAdministration Manager Robert StansfieldAssistant Administration Manager Kevin HoldgateTreasurer Marie SmithTrophy Officer Jo Priestley The meeting elected a new life vice-president, Judith Beckett. The life vice-presidents of NEMBBA are Michael Allcock, Judith Beckett, Lynden Cooper, Melanie Cooper,…

  • Draw and Timings for Our November Contest

    I have now issued the draw and estimated timings to all the bands who have entered our contest on 5th November in The Whitworth, Darley Dale (please do not put your draw or test piece on social media). If your band does not receive my email, please let me know and I will resend it.…

  • Entries Closed for Our November Contest

    We have now reached our capacity of 20 bands for our open own-choice test piece contest, which is being held on Sunday 5th November 2022 at The Whitworth Centre, Station Road, Darley Dale DE4 2EQ and I need to close the contest to further entries. My apologies to those bands who are missing out, particularly…

  • Kirkby Colliery Brass Band

    Brian Draper Right at the beginning of the Covid Epidemic we lost our M.D. Neville Buxton to it. We then couldn’t meet for over two years in which time we lost more members to cancer and other members to long term illnesses. We are now down to half a band. If you live in Nott’s,…

  • AGM

    Our next annual general meeting is at 1 p.m. on Saturday 7th October in Shirland Miners Welfare. The meeting is open to representatives from all brass bands within NEMBBA’s geographical area of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and to representatives from member bands from outside our area.

  • Adjudicator For Our Autumn Contest

    NEMBBA is delighted to announce that Martin Heartfield has agreed to adjudicate our Autumn contest at The Whitworth.