Boarshurst Band are based in Greenfield, Saddleworth. Since appearing at the finals last year the band have been very busy with engagements, including enjoying a week long run appearing onstage in Brassed off and earlier this year recording a CD to come out shortly. The band also took part in the annual Whit Friday Band contests in June, entering 7 contests and coming away with 9 prizes on the evening - including 3rd overall local band in Saddleworth. No mean feat with the other talent around on the night!
The band moves from strength to strength and look forward to being promoted to the First section in January under the baton of James Garlick.
Qualified for Section 2 Final for second successive year, where they came 3rd in 2016. Total of 10 previous Nationals appearances, highest placing of 3rd (S2 2016). After qualifying for S2 1987, had to wait 16 years to qualify for Nationals again (S3 2003). After qualifying for S3 1954, had to wait 21 years to qualify for Nationals again (S3 1975).
Principal Cornet – Neil Booth
Principal Euphonium – Richard Wooding
Soprano – Billy Reynolds
Solo Horn – Vicky Ashley
Principal Trombone – Keith Welsh
Flugel – Georgina Hulme
Baritone Mandy Grundy
Eb Bass – Liam Welsh
Bb Bass – Nathan Edge
Principal Percussionist – Wilf Manfo