FAO Band Members: With regards to the rest of this week, rehearsals are as follows:

TUESDAY - 7.45 pm Bandroom
WEDNESDAY - 7.45 pm Bandroom
FRIDAY - 7.45 pm Fishburn Club 
SATURDAY - 10 am Bandroom
* Rehearsal at Bowburn Community Centre - time tbc
Bandroom News 13/03/18


The Band are honoured to have been asked to play at the forthcoming memorial concert in the historic St Hilda's Church, Hartlepool Headland.  Please come along and support this excellent initiative.

Bandroom News 06/03/18

Click on the poster to read very interesting information about the Bombardment.
Bandroom News 06/03/18


Fundraising statement from our percussionist Ryan:

"This year I have decided to take on the challenge of the Great North Run to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). JDRF is a charity invested in research which aims to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

When I was 17, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Initially, the diagnosis was a shock and the sudden adjustment to life with diabetes wasn't always straightforward. In particular, the ability to control my blood sugar levels and participate in sport was, and continues to be, a real challenge. Through running a half marathon, I want to show others with type 1 diabetes that the condition shouldn't hold you back from doing the things you enjoy, whilst raising money for JDRF.

Over the course of this year I'm hoping to raise £1000 for JDRF. I'd really appreciate any donations you can spare, however big or small. Thanks for all of your support!"

Ryans Fundraising page can be found at:

Ryan is also arranging a charity concert involving Fishburn Band to be held in Elvet Methodist Church, Durham, on 4th August 2018.

Please support this very worthy cause.
Bandroom News 23/02/18


Details of the contest are now available on the following website:

Bandroom News 22.02.18


We are please to announce that the band will be playing in a joint Family Concert with Preston Primary School at 3.30pm on Sunday 25th February at the Oakwood Centre under the baton of Lewis Wilkinson.  The concert will comprise of  a fun afternoon of music making and story telling. 

Bandroom News 20.02.18


It was great to see Fishburn's ex-Cornet Player Dave Collins at our rehearsal.  Dave has recently been appointed as Assistant Platform and Orchestra Manager with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage Gateshead which is a brilliant career move for Dave and we all offer our many congratulations on his appointment..

Dave, who studied for his Degree at Durham University, told us that he has also submitted his MA thesis at @salfordsmc supervised by @AlanWilliams123.   His composition 'ENDGAME' was a collaboration with @AMHart808 to create a companion piece to REUNION by John Cage and Marcel Duchamp.  Best of luck with your results Dave!
Bandroom News 15.02.18


During a period of inactivity on this site, there have been a number of changes in Band Personnel.  There is renewed activity in updating the website and these are currently being updated within our Personnel pages for your perusal. 

Our Repiano Cornet player, Lyndon Taylor left the Band in December 2017, joining NUSUWT Band on Tutti Cornet.  We wish Lyndon all the best in his new position.  Lyndon joined Fishburn in 2006 and we would like to thank him for all of his excellent service and commitment over the last 11 years.

The Band have signed Liz Armett on Cornet in january 2018.  Liz has recently completed her Law Degree at Durham University and was a member of the award winning Durham University Brass Band.  Liz has settled in very quickly and has already shown that she will be a valuable member of the Band.

The band have advertised the positions of Principal Cornet and Soprano Cornet as follows:

Principal and Soprano Cornet positions available within Fishburn Band. Existing players are taking a step down to make way for new, ambitious talent. So, if you are looking to step up to the challenge, get in touch. Other positions may be considered. 

We also still have vacancies for Solo and Bass Trombone (See Situations Vacant page)

If you are interested, please contact Paul Brickle: 07824448756;
Rehearsals are held in our own bandroom on Sunday/Wednesday evenings
Bandroom News 02.02.18


We are back into the contesting season and are now busy preparing for the forthcoming Northern Area Contest (Odyssey — Composer: Kevin Norbury) Odyssey was selected as the Championship Section test piece of the 1999 European Brass Band Championships.  Michael Franey has been putting us through our paces in preparation for our Musical Director, David Hirst, who will be taking us to the Area Contest.  

Bandroom News 21.01.18


We wish all our supporters a very Happy New Year and hope you all have a Healthy and Prosperous 2018

Hopefully, the Bands fortunes will improve this year and culminate in a successful year of 'Banding'  

Bandroom News 01.01.18

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