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Paul Brown
Paul Brown
Tel: 01484 863057
Branch Secretary
Minutes Secretary
Chris Eyre
Chris Eyre
Tel: 0151 608 4398
Mob: 07547 362985
President, Treasurer
Trophy Secretary
Contest Secretary

Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
Tel: 01484 863057
Music Board

Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thomson

Ken Thacker
Ken Thacker
Tel: 01925 813679
Mob: 07791 169924


Next Branch meeting
(To be arranged)
Venue: Padgate Community Centre, Station Road South, Padgate, Warrington WA2 OQS.
Start time: 1.00pm.

Click here for map.

Indoor Contests and Workshops 2017
Saturday 25th February: Solo Piping (St Joseph's, Birkenhead)
Saturday 4th March: Drum Majors Workshop (Padgate Community Centre, Warrington)
Saturday 8th April: Solo Drumming, Drum Salute, Trio Piping and Minibands (St Joseph's, Birkenhead)
Saturday 9th April: Piping and Drumming Workshops (Padgate Community Centre, Warrington)

All these events are open to other branches.

Entry forms, which include contact details, location address and the rules and requirements regarding each contest, and further details about the workshops will be available shortly on the Documents page.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band

The band has recently recruited more side drummers to the corps but need a bass player.
We would also like to invite pipers to join the band to expand the section and give the band better balance.
The band has a long history, has excellent practice facililities both indoor and outdoors
and has full backing from the Brigade.
We practice on Monday evenings at Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY about 1 mile from M62 junction 26.

For more information please contact either
Kieran Gale 0161 684 8597
Nathan Yuill (PM) 07453 444504
Alan Harrison 0787 679 0430


(Letter from Kevin Reilly, RSPBA N.E. England)

Looking for your support! For the first time in many years we have been able to secure funding from Thornaby Council to host an outdoor Competition. The date is Sat 17th June 2017 Venue is Thornaby, most probably the Football Club.

To make this a viable afternoon we are offering a Grade Four, Grade Three Full Band Competitions and also Mini Band Competitions. We have prize money of 1500 to be distributed between the competitions.

This news has only just been received hence the unorthodox approach to the bands. I will in the next three weeks produce an official entry form, so bear with me.

Please put this date in your bands diary and support the event, remember a mini band is only four pipers, two snares and a bass.

Please pass this information on to any band that you know and help us to make this event a success, if a success this year I have been informed that if a success this year then it may continue and become a regular event.

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