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Brian Etchells is Band’s Social Secretary, so, if you’ve any ideas as to a trip to watch bands, an excuse for a party, or in fact anything else of a social nature, please let him know - there’s a button below to send him an email.

There’s a list of forthcoming events alongside - please let us know if you’d like anything added to the list. If there’s a link to the event’s website, clicking on the event will take you there.  Local events are in bold.

Also, if you think you might be interested in going, let Brian know and we’ll see if we can organise a band trip out - either car-sharing or hiring a minibus.

If we think a trip is viable, we’ll send out a Muzodo message to check who would like to go.


Sunday 10 November: Band Chinese Meal

Wednesday 4 December: Christmas Party

Saturday 14 December: Bollington Brass Christmas Show


In our remit as a “community” brass band, I wondered if we could help the more vulnerable members of The Moss Rose community by providing a Christmas hamper to a “needy” family (or maybe 2). The school has agreed to decide and distribute it.

Food poverty is a huge issue in many towns such as Macclesfield and I thought that we could help.

Many children in schools like Ash Grove Academy are entitled to free school meals. For many children, this will be the only hot meal they get during the day. Parents will often struggle during holidays, sometimes even not eating themselves in order to feed their children.

I will be putting a large box on the stage during band practice for donations of appropriate items.

For example:  crackers, party poppers, tinsel (fire retardant), breakfast cereal, tinned/packet soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauce, Christmas pudding, mince pies, tinned meat, tea, coffee, cordial, tinned fruit, biscuits, UHT milk, snacks, toiletries.

If anyone has a connection with a local butcher, a voucher for some meat that they could collect would be great.

Hope that you all think that this is a good idea and help to make Christmas a bit better for some families.

Brian (your social secretary).

Contact Brian

Email me any other dates for inclusion