Grimethorpe Appoint New Solo Trombone

We’re delighted to welcome Rob Wilshaw as our new Solo Trombone player. Rob has already performed his first engagement with the band at the Grimsby Auditorium. Rob began playing in Stoke-on-Trent with Trentham Brass. Upon studying at Birmingham Conservatoire, Rob enjoyed spells at Foresters and Foden’s before joining Flowers and becoming Player of the Year…

‘A Grimethorpe Adventure’ to feature at RNCM International Brass Band Festival

Grimethorpe Education Initiative present and perform their exciting new project with Grimethorpe Youth Band, ‘A Grimethorpe Adventure’. Funded by Arts Council England, this play-along scheme invites young beginner players to learn a brass instrument alongside experienced band members whilst going on a musical quest. Each part builds gradually in range and complexity, with an emphasis…

Professional Conductor – Michael Bach

After winning the Swiss Conductors Competition in 2006, Michael Bach is enjoying a successful career as conductor and has led various bands to numerous national and international titles. For instance, he is conducting Brassband Bürgermusik Luzern since 2009, and in addition to numerous contest successes in Switzerland, together they won the European Brass Band Contest…

New Release: Postcards from Grimethorpe

Grimethorpe Colliery Band are delighted to announce the release of our latest recording entitled “Postcards from Grimethorpe”. It features music written specially for the band and includes several world premiere recordings. When the American composer Jack Stamp was appointed International Composer-in-Association to the Grimethorpe Colliery Band in 2019, he conceived a recording project focused on…

Grimethorpe at the Seaside

Grimethorpe Colliery Band will be taking in the sights of some of the best coastal towns in the southwest of England this summer on a special ‘Seaside Tour’. Grimethorpe will visit Paignton, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, The Isle of Wight and Herne Bay — starting on Saturday 12th August and finishing on Wednesday 16th August. “This…

Grimethorpe Welcomes New Solo Euphonium

Grimethorpe Colliery Band are delighted to announce Mark Glover as the band’s new Solo Euphonium. Mark joins Grimethorpe after a spell with the WFEL Fairey Band. He is the assistant conductor of The Staffordshire Band and works for The Entrust Staffordshire Music Service. Mark and his family returned home to the UK in 2021 after…

1st Annual Composition Competition

Grimethorpe Colliery Band are delighted to announce the launch of their first Annual Composition Competition, which aims to encourage composers at all stages of musical development to create new music for brass band.  The band invites applications from composers of all ages, both nationally and internationally. Prizes The band offer a healthy prize fund of…

Grimethorpe appoint new Resident Conductor

Grimethorpe Colliery Band are delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Phillips as the band’s new Resident Musical Director. The Band has conducted an exhaustive application process and Steve emerged as the outstanding candidate from the large number of applicants that the band considered for the role. “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Steve to…