SHIRBROOK: Miners Welfare UNISON band’s Glenn Birks wins best soloist award

On Sunday, October 6, Shirebrook Miners Welfare UNISON band competed in the Bolsover Festival Of Brass organised by Bolsover District Council at The Heritage School in Clowne.

The band, led by musical director Mark Wilcockson, competed in the First Section and were awarded fourth place out of 13 bands competing within the section. The award for best soloist within the First Section was won by Glenn Birks, principal cornet player of Shirebrook Band. Overall there were some 44 bands competing on the day from all sections of the National Brass Band Association.