2017 has been a historic year for The Rainford Band, with the band making notable strides on and off the contest stage under the direction of Gareth Brindle. Since their formation from the local Boys Brigade Band in 1976, they have steadily risen through the sections and are now regarded as one of the Northwest's most exciting brass ensembles.
Since Rainford’s appearance at the National Finals last year, they have made a number of significant advancements on the contest stage. One particular highlight being the band’s third place at the Scottish Open Championships, with their rendition of Philip Sparke’s ‘Dances and Alleluias’ finding favour with the adjudicators whilst also earning Principal Cornet, Morvern Sinclair, yet another ‘Best Soloist’ award!
As well as having a busy contesting diary, the band also enjoys performing at a variety of engagements in and around the northwest. The most rewarding of these are the concerts held in the village of Rainford, where the support from the local community is second to none.
Qualified for Section 1 Final for second year in succession. Total of 6 previous Nationals appearances. After qualifying for S3 1991, had to wait 15 years to qualify for Nationals again (also S3, 2006). Highest Nationals placing of 2nd (S3 1991 and S3 2006).
Principal Cornet: Morvern Sinclair
Soprano: Darren Humphreys
Flugel: Laura Lea
Solo Horn: Lynne Campbell
Solo Baritone: Ruth Webb
Solo Euphonium: Seth Livingstone
Solo Trombone: Jack Rowlands
Solo Eb Bass: Kieran Higham
Solo Bb Bass: Danny Sinclair
Principal Percussion: Simon Cunliffe