Meet The Band

Belle Vue Brass Band was formed in 2005. The band is continuing to grow and the band has performed a number of prestigious engagements since then. Now, in 2017, we’re still going strong and looking forward concerting and marching engagements around the North West.

We are also proud members of the North West Area Brass Band Association.

The band is primarily run by a management team consisting of the following people:

  • President: Afzal khan MP
  • Musical Director: Peter Brannigan
  • Musical Director:  Martin Moyse
  • Band Manager: Matthew Brannigan
  • Executive Officer: Philip Bate
  • Instrument Officer: Alan Ryan
  • Librarian: Sarah Ling
  • Team Member: Iain Bailey
  • Website: David Cox
  • Band Ambassador: Eddie Fallowes (Previously of Reddish Prize Band)
  • Senior Musicians: Mike Greaves & Alan Ryan

Band President

Afzal Khan is the Labour MP for Manchester Gorton. Afzal was elected at the General Election on the 8th June 2017 and is the first person from a BME background to represent a Manchester constituency in Parliament. He is also the President of Belle Vue Brass Band. Prior to being elected as a Member of …

Director Of Music

Peter Brannigan has been in the Music Industry for well over 30 years as an experienced Flautist and Saxophonist.  Pete started out as a Parachute Regiment Bandsman in the 1980s, and has been associated with various bands over the years, conducting : Hollingworth and Longdendale Band in 2002 – 2004, Belle Vue Brass Band in 2007 – …

Musical Director

 Martin has always been involved with music even from a young age when he was learning to play the organ and music theory under the tuition of the late Mr Micheal Waller as well as a brief spell learning the French Horn at school in Horsham, Sussex. He carried on playing the keyboard through his …

Front Row Cornets

Mike does not currently have a biography available.          Billy does not currently have a biography available.         Colin does not currently have a biography available.       Iain started playing the cornet in 1999 when he was about 13, he joined Reddish Prize Band as a junior …

Back Row Cornets

  Geoff’ banding history started at a very young age as my father Joseph Coombes was an MD at the time.    Geoff lived in Barnton at the time, during that time he trained on Bb Cornet. I soon got bored and opted to go onto Soprano cornet. His fathers friend luckily offered to train him up on …

Horns

Amanda does not currently have a biography available.         Heidi does not currently have a biography available.             Jack was born in Millbrook, then a small village in Stalybridge (The home of brass band movement) which claims to have the oldest brass band in the world, and …

Baritones

Andrew does not currently have a biography available.             Peter Brannigan has been in the Music Industry for well over 30 years as an experienced Flautist and Saxophonist.  Pete started out as a Parachute Regiment Bandsman in the 1980s, and has been associated with various bands over the years, conducting : Hollingworth …

Euphoniums

Alan has been playing for many years with lots of bands who are no longer in existence. This included 20 years with Reddish Prize Band who were based at Reddish Conservarive Club where Belle Vue Brass Band now rehearse. Alan hopes that Belle Vue Band will recieve the same support from the community that Reddish …

Trombones

 Matthew learned to play his instrument at the young age of 10 and has played in a number of bands over the years play 2nd Trombone for Denton Brass Band from 2000-2001, Solo Trombone with Hollingworth & Longdendale Brass Band 2001 -2004, Solo Trombone Arnfield Brass Band 2005 -2006,  Second Trombone Ross On Wye Band …

Basses

Biography to follow            

Percussion

 Danny Kirkham (Percussion)       Photo and Biography to follow  Norman Gee (Percussion)          Photo and Biography to follow

Vacancies

Belle Vue Brass Band have immediate vacancies for: 2nd Cornets, 3rd Cornets, Bb Bass, 1st Baritone, 2nd Trombone, Percussionist Last updated 03 November 2017 Get in touch about our Vacancies! : Applicants should apply in confidence to bellevuebrassband@outlook.com or call Matt on 0161 304 7078 or email the Musical Director, Martin Moyse at martin.moyse@yahoo.co.uk We are a …