Golborne Launches New “Side-by-Side Sessions”

Ever wondered what it’s like to play alongside a world class musician?

Well, we can make it happen…!! Spring 2022 sees Golborne Brass Band proudly launch our ‘Side-by-Side Sessions’.

Each month we will be hosting a different brass band legend from across the UK, as they take their place in our band for one night only. Throughout the evening we will be drawing on our guest’s immense experience and expertise, to guide our operation and development as a band from within. Practical and anecdotal insight will be on offer as well as the obvious benefits of playing alongside someone who performs at the very highest level.

Hosted and conducted by Ryan Breen, these rehearsals are an ‘open door’ – we welcome anyone who may want to either play with us in the band, or just grab a drink and listen from the comfort of our seating area. For more information please contact us

March – Alex Thomas

In March we welcomed the amazing Alex Thomas and enjoyed an incredible night of inspirational demonstration, advice and guidance. In 2002, Alex joined to the Yorkshire Building Society Brass Band. The band won many prestigious titles during the years which followed, including the European Championship in 2003 and 2004, The British Open Championship in 2003, and the All England Masters Championship in 2004. During this time they also recorded many award winning CDs, and the band became the number one ranked brass band in the world. Alex has performed as a soloist throughout the UK, in America, Canada, across Europe, in Australia and in Japan, as well as being a soloist on BBC Radio 2’s “Listen to the band” programme. He won the British Open Solo Championships in 2004 as well as the Best Bb Cornet title, which allowed him to travel to Australia, representing Britain in the Ern Keller

April – Les Neish

On the 20th April 2022 we will be joined by the incredible Les Neish

Les NEISH | Besson –www.besson.com/en/artist/les-neish/

Proof that the tuba, the comedian of the orchestra, is a credible solo instrument abounds in the brilliance of Neish” Classical Music MagazineLes Neish has created a career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator with a world-wide reputation. Known for his musicianship, artistry and high level of communication, Les dazzles audiences with fabulous technique and stunning musicianship.

May – Ben Richerton

9th May 2022 sees the Soprano Cornet extraordinaire Ben Richerton ex Black Dyke come to our band room to offer his expertise and sublime musicianship from the very top of the band!

Keep following to find out who will be visiting in June and onwards …!!!!