To try out the school hall, today’s band rehearsals (both for Learner Band and Main Band) will be at Blewbury School, Westbrook Street, Blewbury, OX11 9QB. There are plenty of parking spaces in the school carpark immediately beside the school buildings, in the Village Hall carpark and on Westbrook Street.
There is bound to be a bit of chaos during this one-off hall trial, so please could you arrive 15 minutes earlier than normal, to help set things up and to ensure that rehearsals start/finish on time.
Ian, Judith and Neil will arrange to bring music, stands and the drum kit from the band hut, so please just bring yourself!
Many congratulations to Ian Barlow and Judith Atkins for being appointed as Musical Directors of the Main Band and Learner Band, respectively.
Huge thanks also to Bob Knight for his 6 years as our Main Band Musical Director, the pinnacle of his 26 years membership of the Blewbury Brass Band. Under Bob’s direction, bbb has moved significantly forward – not an easy task (especially given a healthy dollop of unpredictable personalities in the band). The band is now stronger and more vibrant than it has ever been – a great launching pad for Ian. Our strong hope is that Bob will continue with the band as a player (albeit after a well earnt “sabbatical”).