The band were sad to hear the news of the death of Darrol Barry earlier this month. Darrol was a previous conductor of the band, and also one of the finest composers and arrangers of brass band music. During his time with the band Darrol composed many pieces for us including the popular march 'The Durham Ox'. We also recorded a CD of his music titled 'All Our Own' which was one of our most popular releases, and is now completely sold out. 

Darrol's funeral will be held at St. George's Church in Tyldesley at 11:00am on Friday 29th June. Members of our band, along with players from other local bands are honoured to play in the service with musical director Mark Peacock. 

The family have requested family flowers only and donations to a cause which has yet to be decided.