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26 Apr 2017Enderby Band Vacancies

Enderby Band (Midlands 1st Section) seek applications for the following playing positions: Solo Trombone Percussion We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for conscientious players to join us. We have a sensible diary with a good mix of concerts and contests throughout the year. We rehearse in our own band room ... (click to read more)

23 Apr 2017A Message From Our President

EBO President, Garry Sleath gives us some thoughts on another highly successful Organisation Concert. Hello all, I can't let the moment pass without saying a few words about last night's St George's day Enderby Bands Organisation collective concert. I know that we all engage in this activity for nothing other than ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2017Two new bands to join the EBO

We are pleased to announce that we are forming two new bands within the Enderby Band Organisation, an Apprentice Wind Band and a Big Band.  Apprentice Band The Apprentice Band is starting on 5th April at 6.30am and will be based on a Wind Band format. It is for musicians in ... (click to read more)

15 Mar 2017Senior Band 4th at Midlands Regional Championships

Members of the Senior Band, along with their conductor Simon Gresswell, are celebrating after a fine 4th placing at the Midlands Regional Championships, held on Saturday March 11th. For the second year running, the band was drawn very early in the large sixteen-band field, this year playing off a number ... (click to read more)

18 Dec 2016Senior Band annouce new cornets

Leicestershire-based Enderby Band are delighted to announce two new signings to bolster their solo cornet bench. Skye Wilson joins the band on 3rd Solo Cornet and Josie Allen joins as the band’s new Principal Cornet.   Skye is currently studying at Loughborough University and is a former member of Wardle Anderson ... (click to read more)

30 Sep 2016Friends reunited!

Leicestershire-based Enderby Band is pleased to announce that Andy Gray has joined them on solo trombone. Andy is a very experienced player having played previously with the Hammonds Sauce Works, Yorkshire Imperial and Black Dyke bands during the 80’s and 90’s, before leaving the brass band idiom to concentrate ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2016New Signings for Enderby Band

The Enderby Band are pleased to announce a number of changes to their personnel as they prepare for a busy autumn period. Recently the band said farewell to two young members as they leave to continue their studies at university. The band’s tuned percussionist, Lucy Ashmore is leaving to study ... (click to read more)

20 Sep 2016Enderby Youth Band training weekend a huge success

Enderby Youth and Junior Band were proud to organise and host a training weekend for our players and other young brass players at Lutterworth College on September 17th and 18th. Over 80 young brass players (of which more than half were from our own bands) came from all over ... (click to read more)

15 Jul 2016Enderby Defend Shirebrook Title

Enderby Senior Band under the musical direction of Simon Gresswell are celebrating after winning Shirebrook Entertainments Contest last weekend. Playing a diverse programme of music including three original compositions, the band lifted the trophy for the second year in succession. Their programme opened with Peter Graham’s sparking ‘Prelude on Tallis’ ... (click to read more)

06 Jul 2016International Brass Tutors to lead Youth Band Training Weekend in Lutterworth

Enderby Youth and Junior Bands are pleased to announce that Yamaha have generously provided significant funding to cover the tuition costs of a team of expert Neo Brass tutors to lead a Youth Brass Band Training weekend at Lutterworth College over the weekend of Saturday 17th September and Sunday ... (click to read more)

12 May 2016Organisation Celebrate Wood Farm Prizes

The Enderby Bands Organisation is celebrating after another highly successful trip to the Wood Farm Brewery Entertainment Contest. The contest has been supported by the organisation since its inception and once again, three of Enderby’s five bands entered. Competing in Section ‘A’ for unregistered bands, were Enderby Concert Band ... (click to read more)

13 Apr 2016EBO Raise Funds and Raise the Roof

Members of the Enderby Bands Organisation set off a mammoth fund raising effort in fine style on Saturday April 9th. All five bands within the organisation appeared in a massed bands concert to raise funds for a new project to find the organisation a new home. Held at Brockington College, ... (click to read more)

27 Feb 2016Enderby Band help to raise £9K for charity

Enderby Band is delighted to receive the news that a show in which the band appeared has raised almost £9000 for charity. The show, titled ‘We’ll Meet Again’ was held in November last year at Leicester’s Curve Theatre and was staged to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Second ... (click to read more)

17 Feb 2016Enderby Youth Band: 3rd at Butlins!!

On Sunday January 17th the Youth Band travelled to the Butlin’s Mineworkers Championships held in Skegness. We were delighted to achieve an excellent 3rd place, which equals our best result in this contest. The programme consisted of the march, “Westward Ho”, the hymn tune “Praise My Soul”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by ... (click to read more)

17 Feb 2016Enderby Youth Band win five awards at national competition

Enderby Youth Band competed in the “Action Medical Research Youth Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain” on Sunday February 14th 2016. The competition, which was held in the Opera House at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, showcased nine of the leading Youth Brass Bands in the country. Each ... (click to read more)

17 Feb 2016Enderby Junior Band in concert with a chance for everyone to try an instrument and have a go

Another opportunity to get involved in playing a brass instrument with Enderby Junior Band. Please share and encourage everyone who fancies a try to come along and have a go                         ... (click to read more)

27 Jan 2016Former Enderby Cornet Player Joins Marines

Former Youth Band and Senior Band principal cornet, Thomas Lane-Spouge, to join The Band of the Royal Marines. Thomas Lane-Spouge has recently completed his initial military training at The Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon and has now started his music training at the Royal Marines School of ... (click to read more)

24 Jan 2016Organisation Awards 2015/16

Members of all of the Enderby Bands Organisation’s (EBO) five bands met on Saturday 9th January 2016 for their annual awards and social evening. The evening marked the organisation’s traditional year end and offered an opportunity for everyone involved with the organisation to get together away from the bandroom ... (click to read more)

09 Dec 2015Youth, Junior and Concert Bands in the Christmas Mood - Latest Appearances and Christmas Concert

The Junior, Youth and Concert Bands' Festive season is under way with many  local appearances over the next few weeks. They can be seen at Fosse Park and Sainsbury's (Grove Farm) on various dates throughout December. For further details on dates and venues follow the relevant bands links below: Youth Band forthcoming ... (click to read more)

28 Nov 2015Senior Band Carolling Dates

Once again in 2015, Enderby Senior Band will be out and about bringing seasonal cheer to the good people of Leicestershire during the month of December. Alongside dates at Tesco and Leicester Forest East services, members of the band will be playing at Leicester City's top of the table ... (click to read more)

21 Nov 2015Neil Townsend

It is with a great deal of sadness that the Enderby Bands Organisation announces the death of their President Neil Townsend. Neil has been incumbent as President of the Organisation for 25 years and we will be forever grateful for Neil’s leadership, depth of knowledge and wisdom as well ... (click to read more)

07 Nov 2015More Silverware for Senior Band

Enderby Band is celebrating after continuing their impressive run of contest form at the Wychavon Festival last week. Since appointing Simon Gresswell as Musical Director earlier this year the band have become champions of the Shirebrook Brass in the Bandstand contest in July, and previous to Simon’s arrival also won ... (click to read more)

30 Sep 2015Senior Band Welcome New Faces

The Enderby Band is pleased to announce the signings of Rob Wilshaw and Matt Capaldi in preparation for a busy year end. Rob will take the solo trombone seat and brings a wealth of experience with him. Originally from Stoke on Trent, Rob is a graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire and ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2015Senior Band Say 'Goodbye'

The Senior Band have recently had to say goodbye to two members of its cornet section. Caroline Tighe, who has been playing repiano cornet since joining the band in 2011, has been a committed and valuable member of the cornet team. Her highlights with the band include appearances at the ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2015More Prestigious 'Gigs' For Senior Band

Enderby Band is preparing for an exceptionally busy year end, which includes two prestigious concerts at two of Leicester’s finest venues. On November 11th, the band will form part of the ‘We’ll Meet Again’ concert to be held at Curve. Over the last few years the band has become ... (click to read more)

28 Aug 2015Autumn Fair in aid of Junior, Youth and Concert Bands

Enderby Junior, Youth and Concert bands are holding an Autumn Fair at Enderby Institute to raise funds for the organisation, which is a registrared charity The event will take place on Saturday 12th September from 2.30 - 5pm at Enderby Institute, Cross Street, Enderby, LE19 4NJ. There will be stalls, tea, cakes ... (click to read more)

12 Jul 2015Winning Start For Simon!

Simon Gresswell’s tenure as musical director of the Enderby Band started in the best possible fashion after the band were awarded 1st place in the inaugural Bolsover Brass in the Bandstand contest. The band played a varied 30-minute concert programme which included three pieces of original music, as well ... (click to read more)

10 Jul 2015Senior Band Weclome Two New Signings

The Enderby Band is pleased to announce the signing of Kate Salter on first horn and James Harris on BBb bass. Kate brings with her a wealth of Championship Section experience, having played with several top flight bands in her home county of Yorkshire, before moving to the Midlands to ... (click to read more)

12 Jun 2015Senior Band Appoint Simon Gresswell as MD

The Enderby Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Gresswell as Musical Director. Simon, who is a Yamaha Neo artist and a tuba player of some renown, hails from the banding heartland of Queensbury, Yorkshire, has enjoyed a stellar career as a player having won twenty major titles ... (click to read more)

21 May 2015Organisation Celebrate Wood Farm Wins

The Enderby Bands Organisation is celebrating after a highly successful day at the Wood Farm Brewery Contest, held on Saturday 16th May. Three different Enderby Bands competed in the sixteen band field, taking players from four of the organisation’s five bands. The youngsters from Enderby Junior band competed in ... (click to read more)

16 Apr 2015Trio of New Players for Senior Band

Enderby Senior Band is pleased to announce the signing of three new players, as it looks forward to a new era. Filling the vacant 2nd horn seat is Neil Orton. Neil is returning to playing after a two year break, and brings with him a wealth of experience having played ... (click to read more)

22 Mar 2015Enderby Band Invite Applications For Musical Director

Enderby Band (Midlands 1st Section) seek applications for the post of Musical Director. This is a major opportunity to lead an ambitious, self-funding band, which is keen to build on the success of the past two years. For full details of the vacancy and details on how to apply please ... (click to read more)

21 Mar 2015Senior Band Say Farewell To Simon Jones

Enderby Senior Band has regretfully accepted the resignation of Musical Director, Simon Jones. This has been brought about by Simon’s increasing work commitments. Simon’s resignation brings to an end a period of considerable success for the band under his leadership. During the past twelve months the band has won ... (click to read more)

17 Feb 2015First Contest of 2015 for Enderby Youth Band at Butlins

Enderby Youth Band’s first contest outing of 2015 was to the Butlin’s Youth Brass band Championships in Skegness. The band performed a programme consisting of the march “Death or Glory”, the hymn tune “Crimond”, the cornet solo “Be Thou My Vision” (Soloist Tom Lane-Spouge), the medieval sounding “Ronde”, and ending ... (click to read more)

17 Feb 2015Enderby Youth Band at Blackpool Entertainment Festival of Great Britain

Enderby Youth Band recently completed our annual visit to the Action Medical Research Youth Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain. This year we opted for a programme with a strong topical theme – the discovery of Richard 111’s body in a Leicester car park. The programme opened with a ... (click to read more)

17 Feb 2015Enderby Youth Band goes down a storm at UniBrass

On Saturday February 14th, Enderby Youth Band was delighted to accept an invitation to play before the results ceremony at the UniBrass event at the University of Warwick. UniBrass is the annual University Brass Band Championships, which are now in their 5th year. Most of the players opted to make ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2015Windband due to celebrate 10 years

This September marks the 10th Anniversary since the Windband was formed. To celebrate we are planning an extra special concert on 26th September – check out our calendar for more details. Greg Hayes - Band Chairman said; The concert will be an opportunity to look back over the last 10 years ... (click to read more)

20 Jan 2015Delight for Senior Band at Butlin's

On the weekend of the 16th to 19th of January the Senior Band made their now annual pilgrimage East to the Butlin's Skyline Resort in Skegness to compete in the Butlin's Mineworkers Championships. The Championship is now in its 12th year in its present form and has quickly become ... (click to read more)

11 Jan 2015EBO Awards Evening

The annual Enderby Bands Organisation (EBO) awards evening took place on Saturday 10th January at Braunstone WMC. The evening is a chance for members and supporters of all five bands within the organisation to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the year ahead. The evening started with ... (click to read more)

05 Jan 2015Enderby Youth Band to Celebrate Richard III

Enderby Youth Band to Celebrate Richard III Enderby Youth Band are preparing to perform a programme of music to celebrate the 2015 interment of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral at a prestigious national brass band festival. The competition is the Action Medical Research Youth Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain, which ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2014Senior Band Finish Year On A High

Members of the Enderby Senior Band are reflecting on a pleasing end to the year’s activities, and are looking forward to using the recent run of good contest results to build as they prepare to defend their 1st section midlands regional title in 2015. After a disappointing placing at the ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2014First Aid Taken Seriously

Being part of our Youth Band is not just about coming along to rehearsals and playing an instrument.  No, alongside playing great music, making new friends, being part of a team and having fun there is the chance to learn other skills – like First Aid! On Saturday 8th November ... (click to read more)

24 Nov 2014Winners at Leicester Contest

The Enderby Youth and Concert bands joined forces on Sunday 23rd November 2014 to compete in the unregistered section of the Leicester Brass Band Association Contest wehere they finished top of the pile after tremendous playing. There were 9 bands in total that entered this sectional contest from around the ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2014Almost!

On Sunday 23rd November, Enderby Band travelled to Loughborough to defend their title at the Leicestershire Brass Band association contest. Playing George Lloyd's tricky English Heritage the band took the stage to a full hall, right at the end of the section having drawn last. Before the contest the band was ... (click to read more)

21 Nov 2014Enderby Band Christmas Concert

On Monday 15th December, the current Midlands First Section Champions, Enderby Band will be presenting a concert full of festive cheer to celebrate the Christmas period and reflect on what has been an incredibly successful year for the band. The concert will feature a mix of seasonal favourites and ... (click to read more)

15 Nov 2014Welcome to our new website!

By Ian Hayto - Website administrator. Hello and welcome to the brand new Website for the Enderby Bands Organisation. I sincerely hope you like the new look and the new features and enjoy your time here enough to return on a regular basis. Enderby is a fantastic organisation which everyone involved ... (click to read more)

14 Nov 2014Enderby solo cornet appears at RAH

Music for Youth Schools Prom 2014 Thomas Lane-Spouge, one of our solo cornet players, has recently taken part in the Music for Youth Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. Playing with the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) it was a fantastic opportunity and testimony to the support and fantastic tuition ... (click to read more)

10 Oct 2014Kick start to the Wind Band 2014/2015 season and 9th anniversary.

The Wind Band started its 2014/2015 season and the beginning of the band’s 9th anniversary in a concert, hosted by Newbold Verdon Methodist church, with a sell-out audience of which many had not heard of a windband before, yet alone been to a concert. The audience were taken on tour ... (click to read more)

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