Following the sad news last week we can now share the following information .
Colin Cranson’s funeral will take place on Friday 26th April at 13:45 at St. Mary’s Church Sandbach.
The band’s thoughts go out to Colin’s children and our friends at Roberts Bakery Band.
Very pleased to accept an invitation from The Glossop Old Band matinee concert series, we will be performing on Sunday 17th Nov 2019. 2019/2020 Matinee Concert series
For any band wishing to book an available date, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be appreciated if you could provide more than one date.
Non contesting bands - if possible, please choose a date around contests as these are the dates that have suffered this last series. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
01/09/19 - The Fairey Band
08/09/19 - Stockport Silver Band
15/09/19 - Oughtibridge Brass Band
22/09/19 - Burbage Band (Buxton)
29/09/19 - Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band
06/10/19 - Flixton Band
13/10/19 - Belle Vue Brass
20/10/19 - City of Chester Brass
27/10/19 - Besses o' th' Barn Band
03/11/19 - St John's Band - Mossley
10/11/19 - Glossop Old Band
17/11/19 - TCTC Group Band
24/11/19 - Huddersfield Brass Band
01/12/19 - Mossley Band
08/12/19 - available to book
15/12/19 - Glossop Old Band
22/12/19 - available to book
12/01/20 - Cadishead Public Band
19/01/20 - available to book
26/01/20 - Strata Brass (tbc)
02/02/20 - available to book
09/02/20 - Uppermill Band (tbc)
16/02/20 - Tintwistle Band
23/02/20 - available to book (NW area contest)
01/03/20 - Friezland Brass Band
08/03/20 - available to book (Mids / Yorks area contests)
15/03/20 - Tideswell Band
22/03/20 - Trentham Brass Band
29/03/20 - The Marple Band
05/04/20 - The Hammonds Band
If any of the above is incorrect - please let us know :-)
Delph Band, Greenfield Brass Band, Dobcross Youth Band, Hawk Green Band, Bollington Brass Band, Hazel Grove Brass Band, The Diggle Band, The Lindley Band, Marsden Silver Prize Band, Ellenbrook & Boothstown Band, Adamson Military Band, Arnfield Brass, , Middleton Band, Sale Brass Band, The Oldham Band (Lees), Leyland Band, Wychcraft Big Band, The Regent Big Band, Silk Brass Band; Ashton Under Lyne Brass Band, Slaithwaite Band, Werneth Concert Band, Milnrow Band Glossop Old Band
It is with great sadness that TCTC Group Band announces the death of Colin Cranson.
A former solo euphonium of the Foden Band, Colin was MD of Roberts Bakery Band for 40 years, a record almost unheard of in the brass band movement. Many of us will remember with fondness Colin’s unique phrases and musical direction.
Colin was a real character and a genuine bandsman who gave his time and loyalty to the banding movement for so long.
RIP Colin, we will be remembering you at rehearsal this Sunday
During the bands concert on Saturday at St Nathaniel’s Academy we honoured a player who after 26 years of first class service now retires from our cornet section.
Stevie Neville joined back in 1993 and has been nothing but excellent as a bandsman and as a loyal friend to us all. We wish him well and will always enjoy seeing him at the bandroom or a concert.
One of the brass band worlds true gentlemen.
Thank you Stevie from all of us at TCTC Group Band.
A great concert at St Nathaniel’s Academy last night, plenty of outstanding musical children and staff on display along side the band.
A packed to the brim hall helped raise funds to support the school - an excellent event so well organised by the staff especially Daniel Keen Craig Wood and Principle Mrs Jones a few thank you’s also go to Emily, Stephen, Rob, Gareth and Paula who all played with TCTC Group Band
Now it’s time to prepare for The spring Festival Contest and then our appearance in Brassed Off at The New Vic Theatre.
The band would like to congratulate 2/3 of our percussion team on the birth of their second child. Dan and Han Mowbray brought a beautiful baby girl into the bands family yesterday -Welcome to Orla Rachael Mowbray at 6 lb 11 ozs.
Mum and Dad met at band when they were youngsters and are two of the most committed fantastic people and bandsmen ever
Young Elliott now has a sister to look after too
Congratulations from us all at TCTC Group Band