The weekend of 16th & 17th January saw the band competing at the 2016 Butlins Mineworkers Championships. It is 13 years since the band last competed at Butlins and we were keen to make our mark on the event. Playing Paul Lovatt Coopers fiendishly difficult ‘Breath of Souls’ on Saturday, followed by a reprisal of […]
On Sunday 15th November 2015, The Band competed at the 39th Brass in Concert Championships. Under the leadership of our Professional Musical Director, Russell Gray, we delivered a programme that was devised and composed entirely by our Composer in Residence, Jacob Vilhelm Larsen. ‘Phenomena’ is linked in 7 movements, which are written in th...
After 15 years in the position, Paul Robinson has decided to take a step down from the Solo Euphonium seat at Reg Vardy. During Paul’s tenure in the seat he has become recognised by his peers as one of the most consistent performers at the elite level of banding. However, he now feels that the time […]
Following our performance of Spiriti by Thomas Doss at the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain on Saturday 10th October, the band were eventually placed 8th by adjudicators Stephen Roberts, Howard Snell and Rob Wiffin. Playing from the number 14 draw, under the musical direction of Russell Gray, the band gave an account of […]
John Roberts has ended his tenure as Resident MD with The Reg Vardy Band with immediate effect. John’s final engagement with the band was on Saturday 26th September. John has enjoyed 2 highly successful years in the role, working on a wide variety of projects including the world premier of ‘Pathways’ at the Durham Brass […]
On Sunday 13th September, the band competed in the 2015 Doctor Martin Trust Contest. Under the direction of our Resident MD, John Roberts, the band played an own choice selection of Knight Templar, Concert Piece for Cornet (Soloist: Phillip Tait) and On The Shoulders Of Giants. Against a field of 10 other Championship Section Bands […]
After the success of the Golden Brass Concert held at Spennymoor Town Hall on 30th May, Bob Temple and his wife Lesley presented a cheque for £2,000 to Mr Anil Varma MCh FRCS (SN) at James Cook Hospital. In 2013 Mr Varma operated to remove a tumour on Lesley’s brain. Lesley has made a complete […]
On Saturday 9th May The Reg Vardy Band competed in the Grand Shield, part of the Spring Festival Championships, held in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. Playing from the number 14 draw the band gave a creditable account of Stephen Roberts challenging ‘Arabian Nights’ and were eventually placed 5th in the competition. Under the direction of...