Blewbury Brass Band is to hold a concert (with a mystery theme!) on Saturday 18th November. As usual, the band will put together an exciting programme of traditional and modern music to suit all tastes. In addition, our Learner Band will also be taking part. Make sure you add this date to your diary.
The band will be performing on Newbury Bandstand on Sunday 7th May. Why not come along with your picnic blanket and have a listen? We will be performing our summer programme including marches, show tunes and more.
The bandstand is located in the lovely Victoria Park, with its own cafe, and is close to the town centre.
Blewbury Brass Band entertained the people of Blewbury last night with its transport-themed concert. The band, made up of over 40 people, filled St Michael’s Church with sound.
The band played a fine selection of pieces to suit all tastes and covered an varied array of different transport types. Our particular favourites included Funiculi, Funicula (funicular cable car), Ticket to Ride (train) and Tijuana Taxi (car). Bruce Gallop (soprano cornet) and Samuel Mobey (cornet) both delighted the audience with fine solos.
Musical Director, Ian Barlow, said, ‘It was a great occasion and wonderful to see such a full band. Thank you to our audience for coming out and supporting us.’
The Learner Band also performed with over 30 players impressing the audience. For the first time, we were joined by Tabitha, Charlotte, Annabelle and Clara from our Blewbury School teaching project. Learner Band MD, Judith Atkins, added, ‘It is good to see the children of Blewbury showing such an interest in the band. We hope to attract more young players over the coming months’.
Thank you to all to took part, helped out or came along to enjoy our concert last night and thank you to the Church for allowing us to use their beautiful building.
Please add Friday 5th May to your diaries so you don’t miss out on Blewbury Brass Band’s transport-themed Spring concert.
Come and join our motley crew as we navigate our way through a selection of road, rail, air and water-based pieces. ‘Steering the ship’ will be musical director Ian Barlow who says, ‘We have some some great pieces lined up inspired by every mode of transport you can think of, and possibly a few more. Come and listen to some old favourites, modern classics and and our wonderful Learner Band’.
Venue and time to be confirmed.