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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and hear that Band at Blewbury’s own one-day music festival. Free-of-charge, this event takes place on Blewbury School playing field on Saturday 10th September. Come and support your local bands!
The Blewbury Leaner band were joined this weekend by an enthusiastic audience at the Northbourne Centre in Didcot. The band played some of their favourite lively pieces which included the theme to Scooby-Doo, Delilah and The Battle of Jericho. Although the audience declined Ian’s offer to dance along in our performance of the Can-can, they took up the challenge and clapped along during The Deadwood Stage (luckily avoiding any calamities)!
Thank you to the organisers for providing the audience with tea and cake during the interval.We had a lovely afternoon and hope you enjoyed listening. If you would like to listen the band again you can see our Main band play at the Didcot Hospital Fete on Monday 29th August, where we will start playing from 1:30.
The Blewbury Beginner and Learner Band played to family and friends in Ticker’s Folly this evening. The bands played a variety of pieces from ‘Amazing Grace’ to ‘Rock Around the Clock’, which provided a lovely setting for picnics on the grass. The audience were treated to a solo from William who debuted his Grade 4 exam piece ‘633 Squadron’, and we managed to keep the showers away with our performance of ‘Over the Rainbow’.
A fun evening was had by all, especially when it came to playing in the park after we’d finished. Thank you to everyone who came along, especially our friends who travelled all the way from America to listen! We hope you enjoyed your evening and hope to see you at our next concert.
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.
Blewbury Brass Band performed to a packed audience of friends and family at our annual Spring Concert. Our St George’s Day themed concert opened fittingly with ‘The Standard of St George’, a rousing march, and was followed by a musical tour of England.
Neil Slater treated us to a fine euphonium solo playing ‘Blaydon Races’ and Alice Knight, our solo horn player, enjoyed the premier performance of her own composition, ‘Camelot’, which featured an off-stage fanfare from our solo cornets. We were then entertained by our Learner Band who performed a selection of lively pieces. Samuel, making his final appearance with the band, played a beautiful solo of ‘Killing Me Softly’.
The second half featured a lighter selection of music including the toe-tapping ‘Floral Dance’, ‘Singing in the Rain’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’. The highlight of the evening was the joint performance between our Learner and Main bands, who closed the concert with an energetic rendition of ‘Hot Stuff’.
We would like to thank everyone for joining us, and hope you enjoyed your evening.
Saturday 23rd April at 7pm in Blewbury Village Hall.
St George’s Day Concert
Come and enjoy an evening of English music with Blewbury Brass Band inspired by St George’s Day when we will be holding our annual spring concert.
The programme will include the popular march The Standard of St George, traditional English melodies and hymns, singing in the Rain (inspired by English weather!), Beatles and more.
Musical Director, Ian Barlow, says, ‘The concert will build on the success of our spectacular Christmas concert. The band has some new members and continues to go from strength to strength. It will also be an opportunity to hear out fabulous Learner Band’.
Tickets are priced at £7 (adults), £5 (seniors) and £1 (children) and are available on the door. To reserve tickets or for more information contact Judith Atkins email@example.com
Please come along to our St George’s Day concert. We will be playing an exciting variety of music with an English theme including The Standard of St George, The Vicar of Dibley, Floral Dance and lots more. Enjoy our Learner Band and great soloists! A wonderful evening out for all the family.
The Learner Band entertained shoppers outside the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot today. We were joined by our friends from Dawkes Music who provided us with a selection of brass instruments for passers-by to ‘have a blow’ on. Ian Barlow, from Brass in Class, encouraged local youngsters and hopefully will have attracted some new members to the band.
The band were on top form and could be heard throughout the town centre! The weather was not great but we carried on regardless with a varied programme which eventually brought the sun out. We heard beautiful solos from Samuel and Jamie on cornet and a quartet of Emily, Rachel, Katie and Natalie who played Amazing Grace with style and feeling.
Thank you to all the players for their hard work and enthusiasm and to their parents for supporting.