Members from the Blewbury Main amd Learner Bands will be playing carols at the Harwell School Christmas Fair.
BBB will be playing carols at the Style Acre Christmas event to be held at Savages, Blewbury on Saturday 9th December at 11am. Come and meet Father Christmas whilst listening to the band. A great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping!
Just one place is remaining on BYB’s tour to Germany next summer. Are you aged 18 or under? Do you play a brass instrument? Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?
Come and join us! The band has already had its first rehearsal and is sounding great. Why not make the most of this fantastic opportunity?
Please contact Judith firstname.lastname@example.org or Ian email@example.com for more information.
An early start for Blewbury Brass Band as we urged on the runners with some rousing tunes. Our selection included ‘500 miles’, ‘Go the Distance’ and ‘Gonna Fly Now’ from Rocky. It was a lovely, sunny morning for the race and we had a prime location on Woodstock Road with runners travelling in both directions.
The band was particularly keen to support Honey Monster (aka principal cornet, Lewis Anderson), Fran Barlow, Christine Mellers (mother of Adam and Katie) and Alice Knight’s dad Phil. Thanks to the band’s encouragement, they all finished with excellent times!
Thank you to Christine and Amanda for providing snacks and the event organisers for looking after us so well.
The first meeting of Blewbury Youth Brass took place yesterday at Blewbury School. The thirty-five players made a great sound rehearsing 500 Miles, The show must go on, Brass Band Boogie and Hootenanny.
It was great to meet new players from around the county, who were heading over to Blewbury for the first time, whilst welcoming our friends from Cholsey Silver Band and our own Blewbury players. We are privileged to have such an enthusiastic and talented group of young players coming on the tour and are looking forward to our next rehearsal in November.
There is still one place remaining on the tour. Please encourage any interested brass player to get in touch with Ian Barlow firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
There is now only one remaining place on our tour to Germany next summer. If you would like to come with us, or you know any keen, young brass players who might be interested, please pass on this post.
Players need to be:
- of grade 2+ standard (up to grade 8+)
- aged between 9-18 years
- playing a standard brass band instrument (soprano cornet, cornet, flugel, tenor horn, baritone horn, trombone, bass trombone, Euphonium, Eb bass BBb bass
More information is attached or contact me or Ian Barlow for details email@example.com
The Blewbury Youth Brass tour to Germany in August 2017 has been selected to receive a donation from Waitrose in Wallingford from the proceeds of October’s ‘Community Matters’ scheme.
Money donated will be used to support various aspects of the tour e.g hiring rehearsal venues and paying for printing costs to enable us to keep the trip affordable for those taking part.
Please make sure you deposit your green tokens in the correct box next month to support our young players!
If you would like to make a donation to the tour, or are interested in taking part, please visit our website for details http://www.blewbury.band.org
Blewbury Brass Band is embarking on a new and exciting project to engage its young players. In the summer of 2017 we will be touring Germany with ‘Blewbury Youth Brass’. This band is mainly made up of children from our learner band but we have also invited other young players from local bands to share this magnificent opportunity to take British brass band music to our continental friends.
We will be joined by players from five other Oxfordshire bands; Cholsey Silver Band, Cholsey School Brass Band, Wantage Band, Abbey Brass (in Abingdon), and Yarnton Silver Band. Thirty-five musicians will be going on the trip ranging in age from 9 to 18 years.
The band will be staying in the beautiful town of Boppard which is situated on the banks of the river Rhine. During our stay we will be exploring the cultural heritage of the region which may include a trip to Beethoven’s birthplace, and a visit to a mechanical musical instrument museum. The band will be playing four concerts in churches, concert halls and open air venues. The tour will be lead by Blewbury Brass Band’s Ian Barlow and Judith Atkins.
To help keep the cost of the trip affordable, we are looking to local individuals and businesses for sponsorship. We will be putting on a concert in the local area upon our return, and will offer free tickets to all our sponsors. All sponsors will also be acknowledged in the concert programme and on our band website http://www.blewburybrassband.org.
There are many ways in which you can help us:
- A £5 donation will provide refreshments for the band or a uniform bow tie.
- A £10 donation will help with printing costs and publicity.
- A £20 donation will buy a Blewbury Youth Brass hoodie.
- A £30 donation will sponsor a piece of music for the band.
- A £50 donation will help towards our transport costs.
- A £200 donation will help towards an educational outing.
- A £500 donation will sponsor a place for one child on the tour.
If you would like to support us or require any further information, please contact Judith Atkins on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to listen to the Blewbury Brass Band our winter concert will be held on 26th November in Blewbury Village Hall where you can see our learner and main band perform.
The Blewbury Brass Band was nominated at the prestigious Tony Music Awards in the village earlier tonight. The band was in the ‘Best Heavy Metal’ category and fought off some tough competition (from Metallica to Dame Nelly Melba!) to be successfully awarded the prize. The band dusted off their finest black tie dress and treated the audience to a performance of ‘Hot Stuff’.
We would like to thank the organisers for staging such an entertaining event, and inviting us to play at such a glamorous occasion.