Bandstand Memories
'From Umchucks to Cadenzas' - The Highs and Blows of HIGGY.... The Musical Life of Gordon Higginbottom

'From Umchucks to Cadenzas' ... is a strange title for a book, a fact even Gordon Higginbottom the author who is one of the brass band movements true characters agrees, but as you read through his story in this fascinating book all will be revealed. He is someone who it is fair to say as a tenor horn soloist has acheived legendary status throughout the brass band world. Returning to this strange title Gordon explains to the uninitiated or the 'new' generation of players just what 'umchucks' are.... £9.99 +  £4.75 postage and packaging UK (This may vary for overseas buyers - Europe £7.50 - Australia £11.50) - Published December 2017...

Alderley Edge Prize Band - do you remember this band?

Here is a band that had a degree of success during the 1920s and 30s at local contests. History shows that it did not survive the Second World War. 

Congratulations Brighouse & Rastrick Band - 2017

Congratulations to Professor David King and the Brighouse and Rastrick Band for what has been described as a sparkling performance at the Royal Albert Hall National Brass Band Championship final in London yesterday to clinch the national title.

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