The Band are very sad to tell you that Charlie Croucher passed away early this morning following a long battle with cancer. Charlie was an active supporter and an associate member of Hyde Band. Over a period of many years Charlie has worked tirelessly attending committee meetings, arranging concerts and talking with potential sponsors, to name but a few of the tasks that he carried out on our behalf. Charlie will be sorely missed by one and all and we extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Jean and his two sons David & Peter at this difficult time.
Hyde band ranking among the best in the world! Hyde band's recent successes on the contest platform have been recognised by inclusion in the official World of Brass/4barsrest.com world rankings top 200. The rankings list, which is headed by such famous names as Black Dyke (British Open Champions), Grimethorpe Colliery (National Champions), and Brass Band Willebroek (European champions), now shows Hyde band entering it for the first time at number 195.
Hyde Band are celebrating again. Competing in the Championship Section at Weston they continued their recent fine form with second place behind Newbridge (Celynen) Band. MD Jonathan Camps was very pleased with a strong performance, playing 'Checkmate', beating bands from Wales and London who will be also competing in the National Finals in Harrogate in September.
Hyde Band (belatedly!) welcomes another new player. The recent contest win at Torquay was also the second contest performance of Julie Davies, who joined our cornet section in the Autumn of 2006. Julie originally hails from Portchester, and began her banding career with the Southsea Junior band, under the tutelage of the incomparable Wesley Garner.
On Saturday the 10th of March 2007 the band played ‘The Wayfarer’ by Eric Ball at the Riviera Centre. The band played extremely well and were placed 1st out of 13 bands. The band now has an invite to the National Finals in Harrogate later this year to represent the West of England Region in the 1st section. More photo’s and reaction to follow.
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