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Double Celebration for Principal Cornet James

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Marske Brass Band’s Principal Cornet player, James Chisholm had cause for a double celebration today. The band competed in the annual Durham League Contest (which has now been running for 75 years) where James won the trophy for best Principal Cornet. Well done James! He then had to make a hasty departure from the contest arena as his wife,...

Annual Race Night Proves a Winner Again

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Following on from last year’s well received race night fundraising event, the band held another one which proved to be just as popular and successful. Once again organised by the extremely energetic Tasha (with the help of chairperson Chris), the race night raised much needed funds for the band and was enjoyed by all who attended.

Saltburn Bandstand Concert

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Marske performed to a packed audience at Saltburn Bandstand today. There was standing room only as grey clouds cleared allowing the sun to escape making the concert most pleasurable. The concert featured three excellent soloists today: Principal Cornet James Chisholm who gave a beautiful rendition of the Someone Cares Principal Eb Bass Connor Gray whose performance of The Bass...

In Remembrance of the Fallen of WW1

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Together with the Tuned In Drama Group and the Topline Youth Choir, Marske Band performed in remembrance of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War. In front of a packed audience, including the Mayor of Redcar and the Local member of Parliament, the Topline Youth Choir sang a selection of songs from the war years...

DLI Picnic in the Park Contest

The grounds of Durham's DLI Museum were the setting for the Durham County Brass Bands Association competition.
The band travelled to the Durham Light Infantry Museum today to participate in the annual Picnic in the Park Brass Band Contest organised by the Durham County Brass Band Association. Grey clouds and rain in the morning made way for finer weather in the afternoon and Marske Band was extremely pleased to be placed third overall! The adjudicator, David...

Marske Hall Summer Fete

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On a wonderful warm and sunny day Marske Band was proud to play again at the Leonard Cheshire Disability Home Marske Hall annual Summer Fete. A good crowd enjoyed the band’s playing together with the many stalls, ice creams, fun and games and of course the glorious sunshine!

World War 1 Remembrance Concert

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Marske Brass Band was honoured to participate in the Saltburn First World War Commemorations today. The band performed a concert at the entrance to the pier, playing a selection of music from the war years. Our friends in the Cleveland Police Band played in the morning and Marske took to the ‘stage’ in the afternoon. There were many other...

Brass in Ripon Entertainment Contest

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Today the band competed in the Brass in Ripon Entertainment Contest which was held in the prodigious setting of the Cathedral. It was an impressively run contest with some very imaginative musical programmes coupled with fine playing by all of the competing bands. Among the positive comments Marske Brass Band received from the adjudicator were: “Soloist has a quality...

Marske Band Opens the Summer Saltburn Bandstand Concert Season

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Marske were the first band to perform on Saltburn bandstand today opening the 2014 summer concert season. An appreciative audience enjoyed the music and the lovely, warm weather. The soloists in particular played very well – Solo Euphonium Sue Merser and Principal Cornet James Chisholm. The band will be returning to play at the bandstand on Sunday September 7th....

North of England Brass Band Championships 2014

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Today the band performed in the North of England Brass Band Championships being placed a very credible 4th out of 9 bands. This was despite the Solo Trombone player’s instrument falling to pieces on stage! There were some very positive comments from the adjudicator including: “Great euph sounds” about Solo Euphonium Sue Merser The band players thoroughly enjoyed the...