Yearly archives: 2011

22 posts

Santa Specials

Once again the band have been entertaining passengers on the East Lancashire Railway’s Santa Special trains. The band play a selection of carols along the train as Santa delivers presents to the passengers. On Thursday 22nd  December, the BBC were filming aboard the train. We are hoping to make BBC […]

Band at ASFC Christmas tree switch on

Christmas cheer!

The band has enjoyed entertaining local students today with visits to  Chatsworth High School & Community College and Ashton Sixth Form College. In the morning a small team of players arrived at Chatsworth High school and Community College in Eccles which caters for 100 students from 11 to 19 years […]

Community Christmas Concert 3rd Dec 2011

Christmas Crackers

The band’s busy festive season continued with the first of our concerts at Alkrington United Reform Church on Saturday. Both the youth and main bands featured in a community concert for the people of Middleton. The Youth band led by MD Brent Warren began the evening with an exciting programme […]


The Co-operative’s third annual Santa Dash in Manchester raises funds for young people with a learning disability. Hundreds of festive fundraisers dressed as Father Christmas on Sunday, 27 November, when they took part in The Co-operative Santa Dash in Manchester and raised vital funds for the learning disability charity, Mencap […]

Remembrance Sunday 2011

Lest we forget – Middleton Remembrance 2011

Middleton band once again led the parade though the town to the Cenotaph in the recently renovated Memorial Gardens on Manchester Old Road. Crowds lined the street as the band treated them to favourites such as Westward Ho, Death or Glory and 1914.


Could it be you? Kit Percussion Required

Vacancies have arisen for a kit percussionist for this friendly 2nd section band. Rehearsals are Monday and Thursday evenings at the St. Annes Academy, Hollin Lane, Middleton Enquiries to or telephone 0793 215 2160

Sylvia Risby and Bob Tresedern receive their 60 Years Service Awards

170 Years Service Awarded!

Peter Bates, Chairman of the NWABBA attended a ‘Last Night of the Prom’ event given by the Middleton Band at the Parish Church Milnrow.  The concert was also attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale. Diplomas of Honour and Long Service Medals were presented Sylvia Risby and Bob Tresedern who have give […]