Hucknall & Linby Mining Community Brass Band is a friendly, youthful band based in Nottingham. The band were formed in 2008 and since then have gone from strength to strength, currently competing in the first section, promoted to the Championship section from 2020. Comprising members from throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire the band rehearses once a week on a Thursday evening in Hucknall. As a band we have a youthful outlook on music and brass banding and this generates a uniquely friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Torkard is the band's debut CD. Released in 2014, it features a varied selection of tracks including Pirates of the Caribbean, Rusalka's Song to the Moon, Be My Love and Feather Theme from Forrest Gump. The title track Torkard is a march written for the band by the band's chairman Chris Knapp and takes its name from the historical name for Hucknall - Hucknall Torkard.
The CD is available to buy from iTunes and physical copies are available by contacting the band.
Musical Director - Paul Whyley
Paul's interest in music began at the age of eight and his musical career has spanned over forty years. Working through the whole range of brass band instruments, Paul finally settled as principal E flat bass player with championship band, Newstead Brass. Paul started his conducting career with the Newstead Youth Band (later Newstead Abbey Brass) when it was formed in 2001. His dedication and commitment to teaching the young players the basics of good playing were rewarded with two appearances in three years at the National Brass Band Championship Finals of Great Britain.
We also run a training band. Open to all ages, if you are interested in learning how to play a brass instrument (or percussion for that matter!) then either come down for a blow at St. Peter's/St. Paul's Church Hall on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm or alternatively call/text: Emma Walton on 07814 967626.
See you there for a really fun way to spend 45 minutes of your time! Don't worry if you haven't got an instrument because we do have a limited supply to lend out!
The band rehearse at St Peter's and St. Paul's Church in Hucknall, Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm
St. Peter's and St. Paul's Church Hall, Ruffs Drive, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, NG15 6JG
If you are interested in coming down for a rehearsal then don't hesitate to get in touch with us!
The band is available for any number of different events. Weddings, Garden Parties, Village Fete's, Local proms concerts, indoor events or anything else you can think of that would need enhancing with music!
If you would like to enquire about booking the band for an event, contact:
Chris Knapp (Band Chairman)
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Mobile - 07715 593539
Matt Sharp (Band Secretary)
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