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New Leadership at Hatfield & Askern Colliery Band

New Leadership at Hatfield & Askern Colliery Band

The band is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Marshall and Vicki Kennedy as its new conducting partnership. Having both been associated with the band for many years, both as former Principal Cornet players, the conducting partnership begins with...

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Farewell Tim

Farewell Tim

The band bade a sad farewell to its former Top Man, Front Row and Sop player Tim Pratt yesterday at Woodlands Crematorium in Scunthorpe.  Tim passed at the age of 50 on 4th May 2023, far too soon for a man in his prime. Constrained by the available space, a small...

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Fancy Having a Go?

Fancy Having a Go?

Whether you're currently playing, are a lapsed player, or even if you have never put your lips to a brass instrument before, how do you fancy giving it a go?  The chance of a lifetime, to see if you are inspired to get into this cultural pastime that predominated...

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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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