Latest News 2018

Welcome to all our latest news as it happens. This is updated regularly so please keep visiting.

New Players Bolster Goodshaw Ranks

The band have made a raft of new signings since the turn of the year. Roy Waite has agreed to join the band on principal cornet. Helen Toole has also returned to the band to further strengthen the front row. Martin Foran has also returned to playing and has taken on the soprano chair. Kerris Cornell has joined on first horn and Karen Tattersall and her son Oliver have joined on euphonium and cornet respectively. All are excellent players and the band are reaping the benefit of their vast experience.

The band still need to recruit bass players, a principal euphoinium and tenor trombone (position negotiable). Please contact us if you are interested or spread the word to any players that you know and we will guarantee a warm welcome and a varied musical experience.

Phil Hollows Leaves For Pastures New

Solo euphonium Phil Hollows has left the band to join his local band Tintwistle in North West Derbyshire. Phil has played with the band for many years but was finding the journey from his home from Hyde very tiring. He has been an excellent servant to the band as well as a superb musician and will be a huge miss. The band would like to wish him well at his new band

If you think you could fill the void left by Phil's departure, please get in touch.

6th Place at Winter Gardens

The band were delighted to be awarded 6th place at the recent North West Region national brass band championships. The band gave really strong musical performance and was a vast improvement on the last two times the band had competed at this contest. MD Alan Seymour had his wish granted of a top six podium finish. Contratulations to Lostock Hall and Sale Brass in qualifying for the finals and good luck at Cheltenham in September. They both produced two excellent performances on the day and were clear leaders. Full results are shown below:

Fourth Section:

Adjudicators: Paul Holland and Brian Rostron

1. Lostock Hall Memorial (Joshua Hughes)*
2. Sale Brass (John Anderson)*
3. Stacksteads (Fred Bowker)
4. Parr St. Helens (John Ludden)
5. Rode Hall Silver (Nigel Butler)
6. BMP Europe Ltd. Goodshaw (Alan Seymour)
7. Brindle (Keith Richmond)
8. Blackley (Adrian Smith)
9. Ramsey Town (Robert Quane)
10. Cadishead Public (David Holland)
11. Stockport Silver (Alex Parker)
12. Denton Brass (Jim Hunter)

Brass at the Guild

The band came 6th place in the 4th Section at Brass at the Guild in Preston on Sunday 25th February

Fourth Section:

Adjudicator: John Doyle

1. Lostock Hall Memorial
2. Blackley
3. Rode Hall Silver
4. Stacksteads
5. Brindle
6. BMP Europe Goodshaw

We thoroughly enjoyed the outing and although the result looks disappointing it was a massive achievement to compete having only 3 meaningful rehearsals and several last minute replacements. We look forward to improving our performance at the Winter Gardens.

BMP Goodshaw Band

Looking to Seymour Success

The band are delighted to announce the appointment of Alan Seymour as MD of BMP Goodshaw Brass Band. Alan was recently MD of Sale Brass where they had numerous podium finishes including being crowned Butlins 4th Section champions in 2016. Originally from the north east he is a very experienced conductor having conducted several north east bands as well as Wetherby Silver in the Yorkshire area.

Goodshaw Band Manager Mark Robinson stated; " We are looking forward to working with Alan, who has a wealth of experience both conducting and playing in brass bands. We are now looking forward to the 2018 North West Area Contest qualifier. Alan has already made a difference to the sound and style of the band and we are sure this will contribute to our future success"

Alan is thrilled to be appointed as MD of Goodshaw. He stated; " It is an honour to be appointed to this historic brass band, that just recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. The band are so hard working and are already making rapid progress. Although several players had left the band prior to my appointment, already several key signings have been made and the future looks bright. There is a quality player in every solo seat and with a further influx of players we will have an excellent chance of success on the contest stage. The bands results at the north west area qualifiers have been disappointing of late and I am hoping for a top 6 finish next year. Entertaining and fun concerts are also my priority and we hope to organise a Spring concert with a guest soloist as well as performing at Boarshurst Club in April."

The band would also like to thank previous conductor Josh Hughes for his efforts whilst with the band and wish him every success in the future.


Winter Gardens

The band will be competing at the Winter Gardens Blackpool on Sunday 25th February 2018 playing World Tour by Rodney Newton. It has four movements:

1. The Leaving of Liverpool

2. Chicago Rag

3. Pacific Paradise

4. Australian Walkabout/Homeward Bound


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