As reported on 4BR the Reg Vardy Band has officially announced the appointment of John Roberts as its new Resident Musical Director. Right candidate The announcement comes soon after he found out that he had lost his position as MD at Skelmanthorpe, and c...

The experienced duo of David Hirst and Kevin Wadsworth has been announced as the adjudicators for the forthcoming North of England Regional Championships, to be held in Darlington’s Dolphin Centre on the weekend of the 15th/16th of March. Sections David...

Have you ever passed the Old Salvation Army Hall in Stanley, County Durham and wondered about the sounds of brass coming from inside? Or why there’s a trailer being loaded with what looks like half an orchestra standing in the main road? It’s the soun...

North of England regional champion Reg Vardy will be taking part in one of the most important open air community events of the year this Friday, when they play a part in the Great North Passion. Music and drama The re-enactment of the last hours of Christ...

The Reg Vardy Band are proud to have been asked to make a contribution toward Connections by John and Karen Topping, the first permanent artwork to be commissioned by Brass: Durham International Festival. Connections presents a traditional brass plaque e...

  Andrew Duncan’s ‘Cantata’ will be the set work for the Reg Vardy Band to tackle at the Scottish Open, in Perth, in November.   The Scottish Brass Band Association has announced that ‘Cantata’ written by its Development Of...

Geneva Instruments have announced the appointment of Colin Dixon as their new North of England representative.  A spokesperson has stated: “With increasing enquiries for our outstanding bandroom visit service, it became clear that we should look to...

Over the weekend 25th-27th July the band, under the direction of John Roberts, completed a recording of arrangements by our very own Alan Catherall for a CD to be released in September. The CD is a much anticipated follow up to the highly popular ‘C...

On Sunday, 14th September, The Band competed in the Doctor Martin Trust contest against 7 other bands from around the country for The Wainstones Cup and a prize fund of £8,000.  Each band performed an own choice march, solo and testpiece in an attempt t...