Blewbury Brass Band is preparing another spectacular concert of transport related pieces to delight the people of Blewbury and the surrounding areas.
The band is working on a programme which includes pieces representing many different modes of transport including ‘Moon River’, ‘Funiculi, Funicula’, ‘Ticket to Ride’, and many more. The Learner band, including several children from the village of Blewbury will also be performing.
Musical Director, Ian Barlow, says, ‘It promises to be a real treat. Come along and enjoy an entertaining evening of great brass playing. The band continues to go from strength to strength’.
The concert takes place on Friday 5th May, at St Michael’s Church at 7:30pm. Tickets are available on the door priced £8 (adults), £6 (seniors) and £1 (children). There will be interval drinks and a raffle.
Come and hear the band at East Hagbourne annual village fete. All the usual attractions will be on offer including tea, cakes and ice-creams all accompanied by the band playing its lively fete programme.
BYB played really well at today’s rehearsal making excellent progress on a number of new pieces. We were fortunate that nearly all band members attended today which added to the quality of the sound.
We worked very hard on a number of the solo pieces and were impressed by the progress achieved on Desperado, Pure Imagination, Yesterday and I Will Follow Him. Well done to soloists Thea, Alice, Megan, Ciaran and Grace and to the entire trombone section.
The band is working hard on our ‘Boppathon’ sponsored music challenge and an impressive amount of practice is being done. Please sponsor our young players and help to support our tour.
Thanks to Lauren for some great photos which show the band and its adult helpers hard at work.
A talented ensemble from Blewbury Brass Band joined guests in East Hagbourne to celebrate the 80th birthday of one of its finest residents. The band gave its first outing of the new summer fete programme which included Oklahoma, Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Pirates of the Caribbean. We were joined by Megan who played the beautiful horn solo ‘Demelza’, and were also treated to ‘The Acrobat’ by Grace on trombone. The band had a lovely afternoon and would like to thank our hosts for looking after us so well and providing a lovely lunch.