Come along to Ticker’s Folly on Sunday 11th June at midday and listen to our fabulous Learner Band. We will be entertaining picnickers with a selection of tunes including pop songs, marches, solos and more.
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.
On Saturday 16th April, the Learner Band will be entertaining shoppers with an open-air concert outside the Cornerstone, Didcot. The band will be playing a selection of its favourite pieces including ‘Rock around the Clock’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Florentiner March’.
As well as hearing the band, there will be an opportunity to try an instrument at our ‘Have-a-Blow’ table. Perhaps you might be inspired to take up an instrument and join the band? Leaflets will be handed out publicising the band and tickets will be available for our upcoming St George’s Day Concert on Saturday 23rd April.
Saturday 16th April, 2pm
Cornerstone Outdoor Concert and ‘Have a Blow’ event
The band is actively looking for new players (both young and old and complete beginners to experienced brass players). We are holding a promotional event outside the cornerstone to attract new members.
Come and listen to the young players in our Learner Band playing their favourite pieces. There will also be a ‘Have a Blow’ where you will be able to try some instruments used in the brass band and talk to members of the main band.
Blewbury Brass Band will be manning a “Have a Blow table” at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon, on Wednesday 28 August.
This will be a chance for young people and their parents, and especially those in or with links to the armed services, to try playing a brass instrument, from the (small) cornet through to the (largest of large) tuba! Previous events have been hugely enjoyed by those who have a go.
Blewbury Brass Band will be manning a “Have a Blow table” at the Oxfordshire Playday in Edmonds Park, Didcot, on Thursday 25 July.
This will be a chance for young people (and their parents) to try playing a brass instrument, from the (small) cornet through to the (largest of large) tuba! Previous events have been hugely enjoyed by those who have a go.
Alice Dawson, a member of Blewbury Brass Band, is raising money to buy new music books and music related items for the newly-formed Windband at Manor School in Didcot. The more money she raises the more music related items can be bought for the children to enjoy music at Manor School.
Would you please sponsor her to play a different brass instrument in each of the 10 brass lessons she will be doing after Easter? We will add photographs to the website to show her playing each instrument.
Please hand payments to the Manor School office in clearly marked envelopes, or give them to Dion Dawson at band practice, or make a payment online by BACS to bank account Sort code 30-00-02 / Account number 00972113.
Thank you from Alice, and other budding musicians at Manor School.
Players from Blewbury Brass Band will join the Oxfordshire County Music Service to run a “brass assembly” for children at Ladygrove Park School on Wednesday 27 February at 2.30.
The purpose is for the children to see and hear the fun than can be had from playing a brass instrument, and to encourage them to start learning.
As part of the assembly, the children will have a chance to play a wide range of brass instruments, from a cornet, to a trombone and even a tuba!
The band will be playing carols at the Hagbourne Primary School Christmas Fair on Sunday 25 November from 1100-1530. We will also be manning a “Have a Blow” table for anybody who would like to try one of our brass instruments, whether small (like a cornet) or large (like a tuba)!