Dion, Daniel and Alice Dawson have had stunning success with breeding Guppy tropical fish!
With more than they can accommodate the Dawson family decided to sell the extra baby fish and give the proceeds to the band for our instrument fund.
So far, a splendid £43.89 has been raised for band funds…and they still have more to sell. If you would like one or more Guppy tropical fish, please contact Dion (or add a message to this post).
Bravo and many thanks to the three of you! 🙂
The Blewbury Brass Band will be giving a concert on the evening of Saturday 17 May, in the Blewbury Village Hall at 7.30 PM.
The Main Band, under the baton of Musical Director Ian Barlow, will play a wide range of pieces including Eleanor Rigby, Skyfall, Jurassic Park, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines and much more.
Our increasingly impressive Learner Band, conducted by Judith Atkins, are expected to play pieces including Dem Bones, Amazing Grace and Yellow Submarine.
Tickets are £5 per adult and £1 per child, available on the door, or from Savages in Blewbury, the Blewbury Post Office, the Blewbury Service Station, or from Martin Holliss (07931 376501 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
Being the band’s first concert for many years, this should prove to be a most enjoyable evening.
Doors and a licensed bar will open at 7.00 PM.
We are most grateful to Jamie Saunders, son of Peter and Ann Saunders (stalwarts of Blewbury), for having made a donation to the band. When Jamie, a former French Horn player, was told of the band’s fundraising challenge by his mother he immediately made a donation to be used towards the purchase of instruments for brass clubs at Blewbury School and Hagbourne School.
Jamie: It’s never too late to start playing again, whether with a band or orchestra! Blewbury Brass Band has several “resurrected” players who didn’t play for many (eg 25+) years.
We are delighted to announce that Rustom Patel, Lord of the Prebendal Manor of Blewbury, has made a donation to the band. This will be put towards the purchase of instruments for brass clubs at Blewbury School and Hagbourne School.
In previous years, Rustom has donated several instruments to the band and his continued support is hugely appreciated.
The Blewbury Learner Band will be playing on Saturday 10 May 2014, at the Blewbury Green May Fair.
DUE TO THE LOUSY WEATHER FORECAST WE WILL BE PLAYING IN THE BLEWBURY VILLAGE HALL AT THE END OF WESTBROOK STREET, BLEWBURY (not outside at Blewbury School).
A joint event with Blewbury School, the Blewbury Village Society and Sustainable Blewbury, enjoy a home-made lunch, tea and cakes, and local produce. Fun activities for the children and live music. Find out how to reduce your bills and your carbon footprint, eco-renovate your home, encourage bees into your garden and grow your own vegetables.
The fair runs from 1100 – 1530, the Learner Band will be playing from 1315 – 1345 and 1430 – 1500, and the band will be manning a “Have a Blow” table throughout the event for children and adults to try playing a brass instrument.
Blewbury Brass Band will play at the Brightwalton Fete on Sunday 4 May from 1300 – 1500.
A classic village fete, there is a huge variety of stall and activities, including an impressive and well-supported dog show.
To be precise, you’ll find the following at the Brightwalton Fete: Barbecue, Beard Shaving, Bottle Stall, Bouncy Castle, Cake Stall, China Smashing, Church Bells, Classic Cars, Dog Show, Domestic Heroes, Face Painting, Fire Engine, Football Tournament, Hog Roast and Burgers, Maypole Dancing, Morris Men, Penalty Shoot Out, Plants, Raffle sales and prizes, Shetland Ponies, Skittles, Teas, Tractors and Welly Wanging … not forgetting the Blewbury Brass Band!!
It looks as if it will be a lovely sunny day!
We are delighted to announce that The Tony Loy Trust is very generously making a £1000 donation to the band, to support our aim of starting a brass group at both the Blewbury and Hagbourne Primary Schools.
The aim of the Tony Loy Trust (see http://www.facebook.com/TheTonyLoyTrust) is to advance the education and support the development of (and provide opportunities for) children and young people under the age of 25 in Blewbury and the neighbouring area in the arts and sport. This includes providing grants, allowances or scholarships; supporting training; and assisting travel, events or projects.
The Tony Loy Trust was formed following the sad death of Tony Loy in 2012. Tony was a “larger than life” character who did a huge amount in Blewbury and the surrounding area, and was a stalwart of the Blewbury Players. One of his most memorable activities was his role, for many years, as Chief Elf and helper to Santa Claus when he visits the Blewbury Playclose each Christmas Eve. The band always enjoyed the fun atmosphere that he helped to create.
HUGE thanks to Sheila Loy and all the other trustees for their unanimous and spontaneous generosity!
If you would also like to make a donation to the band, please email Martin Holliss, Band Treasurer (email@example.com ) or call him on 07931 376501.
If you would like to make a donation to the Tony Loy Trust to help their support for local children and young people, please email Sheila Loy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call her on 01235 850537.