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 2015, 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: Sir Gerald Kauffmann
  • Musical Director: Peter Brannigan
  • Musical Director:  Keith Reeves
  • 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

 

Director Of Music

Peter Brannigan 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 …

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Musical Director

                                                                                  Keith Reeves Biography to follow    

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Front Row Cornets

Mike Greaves (Principal Cornet) Biography to follow         Billy Abbott (Solo Cornet) Photo and Biography to follow   Colin Greaves (Solo Cornet) Biography to follow         Iain Bailey (Solo Cornet) Iain started playing the cornet in 1999 when he was about 13, he joined Reddish Prize Band as a …

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Back Row Cornets

Geoff Coombes (Soprano Cornet) 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 …

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Horns

Amanda Greaves (Flugelhorn) Biography to follow           Vacant (Principal Horn) Photo and Biography to follow Vacant (1st Horn) Photo and Biography to follow   Jack Hollingworth (2nd Horn) Jack was born in Millbrook, then a small village in Stalybridge (The home of brass band movement) which claims to have the oldest …

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Baritones

  Andrew Morris (1st Baritone) Photo and Biography to follow Vacany 1st Baritone Photo and Biography to follow   Peter Brannigan (2nd Baritone) 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 …

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Euphoniums

  Alan Ryan (Principal Euphonium) 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 …

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Trombones

Matthew Brannigan (1st Trombone) 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 …

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Basses

  Sarah Ling (Eb Bass) Biography to follow           Shaun Watson (Eb Bass) – Guest Player Photo and Biography to follow Vacant (Eb Bass) Photo and Biography to follow   Clifford Royal (Bb Bass) Biography to follow             Vacant (Bb Bass) Photo and Biography to follow …

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Percussion

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

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Vacancies

Current Vacancies: Belle Vue Brass Band have immediate vacancies for: Repiano Cornet 2nd Cornet 3rd cornet Solo Horn Bb Bass Eb Bass Baritone Trombone Last updated 29th June 2016 Get in touch about our Vacancies! : Applicants should apply in confidence to bellevuebrass@fsmail.net or call Matt on 0161 304 7078. We are a welcoming and …

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