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Musical Director

Mark Peacock MA, BA (Hons), PGCE

Mark was invited to conduct The Longridge Band at the North West Area Contest in 2010. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and decided to stay!

Since 2010, Mark has led the band to contest success throughout the country, establishing them as a highly successful contest and concert band. Podium positions at the NW Area; National Championships of Great Britain (First Section); Brass at the Guild; Bolsover; Rochdale; Butlins, Northern Open, Leicester Open and Whit Friday have helped them reach the top 50 ranking bands in the BrassStats World Rankings.

Aside from Mark’s conducting at Longridge, he continues to work with many of the country’s leading brass bands on a freelance basis. He has worked with Brighouse and Rastrick, Fairey Band, Carlton Main, Hepworth, Pemberton and many others. He is also proud to be the Musical Director of the Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band, which is made up of the most talented young brass musicians from the Greater Manchester Music Hub.

The Longridge Band has become home to the Peacock family with wife Alison being a member of the baritone section and their two sons Josh and Harry remaining as registered members of the band, even though they are now both serving in the Royal Air Force.

Band Members

The Longridge Band is made up of brass and percussion players from all walks of life. We have teachers, carpenters, healthcare professionals, mechanics and more all within our organisation. We meet twice a week on a Wednesday and Friday evening to rehearse in our bandroom. Some members are local to Longridge, but others travel over an hour to attend rehearsals. We are committed to our motto 'Friends Above All' which is proudly displayed on our original bass drum.

Principal Cornet

Solo Cornets
Mark Taylor
Philip Cutler
Olivia Hurst

Soprano Cornet

Back row Cornets
Michael Moorwood
Glenn Anderton
Paul Hawkin
Dave Newby
Janet Clegg

Flugel Horn
Brooke Taylor

Tenor Horns
Rachael Barry
Alan Bould
Lauren Ogden

Alice Marriott-Lodge
Alison Peacock

Robert Conlon
Sue Newby
Andy Ellis

Johann Mintoff
Jonathan Ford

Andrew Fordham
Brian Law
Sam Ogden
Jonathan Feasey

Catherine Rhodes
Andrew Woodward

Band Officials

Honorary President
Jim Rogerson

Honorary Life President
Ronnie McLaughlin

Honorary Life Vice President
Fred Little

Honorary Vice Presidents
Mark Clegg
Sarah Rainford