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Band Vacancies!

Olivia Mills


City of Chester Bluecoat Band are a 2nd section brass band based in the heart of Chester and we are currently looking for a few talented and enthusiastic percussion players to join our team 🥁

We are a hard working and friendly bunch who rehearse every Monday and Wednesday, 8pm - 10pm at our band room on Bedward Row. The band is currently under the musical direction of Ewan Easton, principal tuba player for the Halle Orchestra and all rehearsals are also followed by a trip to the pub!

If you are interest in filling the seat, please contact our secretary Jon on s[email protected], along with your playing experience.

We are happy to welcome all brass players to our larger than standard size band, so if you are in the area and are looking for a brass band, please get in touch! 😁

Christmas arrives in Chester!

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Our first Christmas job of 2023!

The band had the privilege of welcoming Christmas into Chester by leading the annual 12 days of Christmas parade through the city as the lights were switched on along the way!

Joint concert with Bluecoat Brass

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City of Chester Bluecoat Band and our junior band over a Bluecoat Brass had the fantastic opportunity to come together for a joint concert at St Mary's Creative Space. Each band performed their own pieces, along with two joint numbers.
A big thank you to St Mary's for inviting us down to perform and to all the supporters to came to watch the bands. It is greatly appreciated!
Chester Remembrance 2023

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A very soggy Sunday as the band march through the streets of Chester for the Remembrance Day parade. Big well done to everyone who was involved today 👏🏻
We will remember them 🌹
Glossop 2023

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The band were back at Glossop band room for our annual Sunday matinee concert 🎶
A very big well done to all our soloists who played yesterday, but special thanks to our assistant principal cornet player, Sarah, who stepped up to the principal seat very last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. She absolutely smashed it 👏🏻🎺
City of Chester walk the walls!

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A big day of celebrations for the band today!
We took to the walls of Chester to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the band. Starting with a cornet fanfare at the Eastgate clock, followed by 7 other stops arounded the city, including the cathedral, Blue Coat Hospital and the amphitheater, where we played a mix of the bands favourite hymns and marches for the public 🎺
The band were also celebrating our principal cornet player, Phil, for 60 years of service to the band. This is a fantastic achievement and the band are extremely thankful for all the years of hard work and dedication Phil has given to the band. Congratulations Phil 🎉
And in true Chester style, celebrations continued at our favourite local, The Henry Potts.
Finally, big thank you to our band manager Matthew for organising yesterday and also to Ian Clowes who very kindly took some cracking photos of the band ☺️
Chester Pride 2023

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The rainbow sashes were back as the band were asked to take part in the Chester Pride Parade again this year 🌈

Band wedding!!

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On Saturday August 12th the band had a wonderful time celebrating the marriage of our assistant principal cornet player, Sarah, to her husband Nathan! Thank you both for asking us to be apart of your special day. We wish you both a life time of happiness and love 🥂
Shrewsbury Quarry concert 2023

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Another year, another fantastic performance at Shrewsbury Quarry band stand!! Always a pleasure to be asked to play once again 🎺

Whit Friday 2023

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Diggle - 30th/61
Greenfield - 19th/64
Grotton - 18th/51
Lees - 16th/39
Uppermill - 25th/59
5 stops and 5 absolutely cracking performances of ‘Glemdene’ by the band 👏🏻 💙

Always a fabulous day in Saddleworth, looking forward to next year already 🎺🍻