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Timperley Band

The Timperley Band reformed in 2005 and between 2006 and 2008 were one of the top bands in the North West winning many honours. The band no longer exists but the memories and good times will never be forgotten.

At a meeting of band members and committee on 14th April 2010, a conclusion was reached that there was no alternative other than to wind up the Timperley Band after honouring a final engagement on Friday 23 April.

Gary Winson, Band Chairman explained "Due to various circumstances, twelve months back the band lost a group of players, the remaining members were determined to stick it out in an effort to rebuild the band. All involved have been absolutely clear since then, every avenue and opportunity would be explored to give the band a future in very difficult circumstances."

Timperley has been significantly affected by issues that many other bands are struggling with namely the lack of available players to maintain playing standard, work / life / band balance to commit time and play regularly.

The good times along the way will never be forgotten. Between 2006 & 2008 the band established itself firmly in the North West Championship section winning many honours. There is no doubt if the banding climate was different, with Timperley''s support structure, the band would have been firmly established as a Championship section standard band for many years.

Gary added he would particularly like to thank all conductors, players and other bands who have had an involvement with Timperley since it reformed in 2005, there is still much goodwill and kindness in the movement and long may that continue for the bands that remain in these challenging times.

Over the past few years the band has enjoyed considerable success in the contesting arena against quality opponents. Below are the awards bestowed to the band.

North West Counties Brass Band Association Championship Section Champions 2007/08
3rd prize Fleetwood Contest October 2008
Tameside Open Champions 2008
2nd prize Brass at the Guild 2008
Wilkinson Northern Open Champions 2007
Tameside Open Champions 2007
North West Area Champions (First section) 2007
2nd prize Tameside Open Championships 2006
North West Area Champions (Fourth Section) 2002
Tamesdie Open Champions (Fourth Section) 2001
3rd prize Brass at the Guild (Fourth Section) 2001
Wilkinson Northern Open Champions (Fourth Section) 2000
Widnes Open Champions (Fourth Section) 2000
Buxton Entertainment Contest Champions (Fourth Section) 2000