As Hawk Green Band prepare for the busy Christmas Period, please have a read of our latest Newsletter. It covers information regarding our latest concerts and competitions but most importantly, it provides a tribute to our President of the Band.
We received very sad news in November that Jack Turnball had passed away, which has had a big impact on the band. Jack had been involved with Marple Bands for around 50 years, and more recently was still attending car boot sales on Saturday mornings to raise funds for the bands. He really will be missed.
We hope you have all been enjoying the British ‘summer’ and have managed to enjoy some of the local banding over the summer months. Hawk Green have had a few weeks off to enjoy the sun but are back rehearsing now for our upcoming contests and concerts.
Please have a read of our latest Newsletter on the link below and have a look at our upcoming events page on our website. We hope to see you at one of our concerts soon.
Please have a read of our latest Newsletter, which details our recent events and concerts but also sets out the exciting Summer and Autumn we have ahead of us.
This month’s Newsletter also says a special ‘thank you’ to our long-serving Chairman Geoff Gaskell. After 30 years service and incredible support to Hawk Green Band, Geoff has decided to step down and he will most definitely be missed. Geoff’s work and commitment to brass banding was also publically acknowledged at the NWABBA Contest at Buxton, where he was presented with a long service award.
Please click on the link below for our full Newsletter.
Whilst we are all working hard to ensure our test piece is up to scratch in time for the contest day on 1st March 2015, please click the link below to read up on all of our news from 2014 and the start of 2015.
The ‘Last Post Fortnight’ runs from 4 until 18 November 2014 and is a mass participation project taking place in Cities, towns and villages across the UK. Hundreds of people will unite in communities around the nation to remember the impact that the First World War had on their local community and play music from the era as a mark of commemoration.
Both Hawk Green and Marple bands will play a programme of music and will then form a massed band.
On the 18th May 2014, Hawk Green Band finally celebrated the opening of their new band room at the Memorial Park in Marple.
The Charles Ingham Bandroom Fund was formed in honour of Charlie Ingham who was a passionate supporter of Marple’s bands. Charlie died in 1985 after a lifetime’s devotion to Marple’s bands. It was Charlie’s dream that the bands would one day have their own home. Charlie’s dream has now become reality and was celebrated with an opening Gala concert with both Hawk Green and Marple Bands performing in the Park to a large audience.