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Getting in Tune

Getting in Tune

Last night, we were joined in the band room by Councillors Austen White and Iris Beech; the 2 ward councillors who have helped fund the instruments for our starter band had a little fun trying them out for themselves! Austen on trombone and Iris on tenor horn are...

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Stan’s Concert Farewell

Stan’s Concert Farewell

The Hatfield and Askern Colliery Band is sad to announce that Stan Lippeatt is to stand down from his role as the band’s Musical Director in May this year. Stan has, however, clearly indicated that “I’m retiring from day to day banding, yet will continue to be...

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Yorkshire Area Championship 2022

Yorkshire Area Championship 2022

After a 2 year hiatus arising from the infamous Covid-19 bug, the Yorkshire Area championships took place over the weekend of 5-6 March 2022. Following our resounding tale-telling 7th place achievement back in 2020, the band was hoping to continue climbing up the...

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Bring it back, bring it back ….. !

Bring it back, bring it back ….. !

14 months since we last sat around the stand and had a blow - it was the Yorkshire Area Championships at Huddersfield on Sunday 8th March 2020 to be precise - thoughts are now turning to how we get the band back together and start making music once more. To do that we...

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Merry Christmas Askern!

Merry Christmas Askern!

Merry Christmas Askern Come along and join the fun as we raise the rafters at the Askern Miners Welfare Club to let the old sleigh-driver in with this year's cargo of goodies.

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Birthday Boys

Birthday Boys

Birthday Boys Sunday 11th November and half way through the band's WW1 Remembrance "Battle's Over" concert in the Askern Miners Welfare Club, we took time out to celebrate a brace of recent milestone birthdays. Vintage cornetist...

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Ian Returns a Favour: With Thanks!

Ian Returns a Favour: With Thanks!

Less than a year ago Ian Kennedy, solo trombone with the Hatfield and Askern Colliery Band, was a patient undergoing chemotherapy in the Chatsfield Suite at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Today, accompanied by Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones, he made a return to the suite to...

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A Star On Our Horizon

A Star On Our Horizon

We are delighted to announce that the band will be joined in its forthcoming September concert at Doncaster Minster by Richard Marshall, currently Principal Cornet with the world famous Black Dyke Band. The concert will take place in the Minster from 7:00-9:00 pm on...

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Legends in Brass: Remembered!

Legends in Brass: Remembered!

Saturday 21st July 2018 saw a good crowd of brass enthusiasts filling the concert room at the Askern Miners Welfare Club to enjoy the second concert in the "Legends in Brass" series - Remembering.  On this occasion the featured Legends comprised Kevin Crockford (Sop...

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