Welcome to The Wigston Band
Wigston are a friendly and family friendly Second Section band based in South Leicestershire
and always welcome players visiting the area to our rehearsals. All players are welcome at any rehearsal for a mixture of fun, hard
work and friendship.
Wigston Enterprise Band
Wigston Enterprise Band operate under the umberella of the Wigston Band and provide
musical opportunities, tuition and support to aspiring brass players of all ages and abillities.
The Wigston Band
Tuesday and Thursday
20:00 to 22:00
48 Blaby Rd.
Opposite the CO-OP
hursday 18:30 t0 20:00
Beginners from 18:00
Vacancies: All players welcome
10th March 2013, Bedworth
Band Book Invitation to National Section 2 Final
Following the bands performances in the highly successful production of Hello, Dolly at Curve Theate, Leicester, which occupied
them to mid January, the band went straight in to rehearsals for the Midlands Area Section 2 Contest. Weeks of hard work with blood,
sweat and tears at times, not least from MD Garry Sleath, went in to the Plantaganets by Edward Gregson, a strangely appropriate set
piece following the discovery of the last Plantaganet King beneath a Leicester car park!
In the words of the adjudicators "this
was a difficult piece when it was written for the Championship Section and remains so today". The band took to the stage from a draw
of 9th following the Bilton Band, every player in the band contributed to the performance with Garry singling out Matt Davis,
Dave Harrold and Alison Harding for particular praise following exceptional solo performances. Garry was very pleased with the Bands'
effort which was also appreciated by the "men in the box" placing the band in second place to Bilton Band, a result which
earns us an invitation to the National Finals in September a result with which the band are understandably highly delighted .
Principal Cornet, Alison Harding reviews the adjudicators comments
On 5th April 2013 the whole organisation met at Leicester Bowls Club to celebrate the achievements of 2012, including the "Bandstand
Marathon" and the Wigston Band's run appearing in "Hello, Dolly" at Curve, Leicester.
Following a tasty carvery meal kindly organised
by long serving treasurer and retired Bass player Dave Spray, each MD presented their own highlights of the previous year, Matt Davis
for the "Horizon Band", Pat Allsop for the "Enterprise Band" and Garry Sleath for the "Wigston Band and distributed awards to players
who had served the respective bands throughout the year. Abigail Larding (pictured) was voted "Bandsperson of the Year". President,
Noel Sheehan commended Abigail for her involvement at all levels of the organisation, working with the Horizon Band, producing publicity
materials and editing the newsletter, "Bum Notes". Well done to all prizewinners.
Click photo for Dinner 2013 gallery.