12/07/18 - New faces
The band welcomes three new members to the ranks this week. Harvey Combleholme joins on soprano cornet to replace Tim Brocklehurst who is taking a break. Meanwhile our bass section welcomes Guy Osborn on Eb and Connor Farnell on BBb.
We are always interested in meeting potential new members! In particular we have current vacancies for tenor trombone and front-row cornet players.
10/07/18 - Summer Concert fast approaching
Roll up, roll up!
Tickets are now on sale for our Summer Concert at St Clement's Church in Urmston on Saturday 21st July. Details of times and how to beat the queues to obtain your ticket in advance are available here.
25/06/18 - Summer Season
The band played a full concert at Boarshurst Band Club last weekend and were out again this weekend in the sun at Walton Park.
The Boarshurst concerts are broadcast live across the internet. The soloists in particular drew very positive feedback. Vicky Finlay on flugel horn, Danny Lowry on euphonium and Tim Brocklehurst on soprano cornet all excelled in front of a full club and live camera.
In Walton Park a small-group performed to a sizeable crowd despite, or perhaps because of, the England football match being in full swing!
30/05/18 - New MD
We are delighted to welcome Matt Ryan as our new Musical Director. We received a very strong list of applicants and would like to thank all those who showed an interest.
Matt has a broad range of experience in the Brass and Orchestral worlds and has built a reputation with bands in the North West over the last ten years. Some will remember that Matt is a former Flixton player from a period of sustained contesting success we enjoyed some years ago. We hope to recapture some of that form under his leadership.
Matt commented, “I'm very excited about this opportunity as there is a lot of potential at Flixton Band. They have a great set of players and a positive attitude, which is always a recipe for success”. Our Band Manager, Paul Thomason, commented “We look forward to a long and successful association, starting with the summer concert season and the upcoming National Finals in September. We are also collaborating to produce some exciting concerts during the coming year.”