January 2016 - Butlins Mineworkers Contest
The band competed at Butlins in the 2nd section playing 'Fire in the Blood' by Paul Lovatt-Cooper and came 6th out of 24 bands. Another great showing for Darwen Brass!
May 2015 - Whit Friday Marches
The band competed at Whit Friday for the first time in the second section, winning at one contest and achieving 17th place overall. They put in a really creditable performance against some stiff opposition, playing the 'Ravenswood' march.
March 2015 - The Band Play in the 2nd Section in the NW Area Contest for the first time!
For the first time in its short history the band competed in the 2nd section in the NW Area Contest in Blackpool, having won in the 3rd section last year. Their rise through the ranks since the band was formed has been outstanding and well-deserved, having worked so hard for all their successes.
Darwen Brass come 4th in the National Finals 3rd section!
The band performed magnificently to come an amazing 4th in the country at Cheltenham. In their second National Finals in 2 years they once again shone under the direction of Steve Hartley.
Darwen Brass Win the North West Area Contest!
The band are delighted with their recent win in the 3rd section at the area contest with Philip Wilby's 'Partita'. The win was well deserved and cemented their recent contest successes. This also means that from January 2015 they will be promoted to the 2nd section. Well done to everyone and especially to Steve Hartley for all his hard work. The fundraising starts here!
St Helens Win for Darwen Brass!
A fantastic day was had at the Northern Open in St Helens on Sunday 17th November
when Darwen won the 3rd section trophy with Portrait of a City (Sparke). In addition to this, Steve won Best Conductor and Mandy Pickles won best soloist on sporano cornet. A well deserved win after all the hard work, and particularly so soon after the fire disrupted
The success of the band was reported in the Lancashire Telegraph and on the 4barsrest
A fire in a unit next door to our bandroom swept through
the mill during the night of Sunday 10th November. Although
the bandroom was spared from the worst of the blaze there
was some damage from water and smoke, and the bandroom
was in a mess the following morning. Members of the band
have worked very hard to try and get the room into some sort
of order again so it can be used before the St Helen's contest
on Sunday 17th. Special thanks are due to Ken and Bruce who
did a fantastic job sorting out the mess ready for rehearsals,
and thanks also to Mandy, Maggie, Doris and Dave. The
bandroom is now ready for action...... The show must go on!