BBB will be supporting Blewbury’s Christmas celebrations when it plays carols on the Playclose on Christmas Eve. Come and sing some carols and meet Father Christmas.
Come and listen to the band playing carols in Sainsbury’s, Didcot on Friday 22nd December. Enjoy listening to some festive music whilst doing your shopping!
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!
Come and hear BBB performing at the village concert at Blewbury church. The concert starts at 8pm and will feature the band along with other ‘turns’. There will be plenty of carols for you to enjoy.
Blewbury Brass Band is currently preparing for its annual winter concert, this year with a ‘Party!’ theme. The concert, to be held at Chilton Village Hall at 7pm on Saturday 18th November, promises to be a real treat featuring our Main Band, our Learner Band and our senior players from Blewbury Youth Brass.
Musical Director, Ian Barlow, said, ‘The band has been working hard on new pieces for the concert. We are including old favourites such as Manilow Magic and Macarthur Park as well as playing some more traditional brass band music, with every piece cleverly linked to the theme. We will be featuring our trombone section and even including a piece from our recent successful tour to Germany with Blewbury Youth Brass’.
Wine, soft drinks and party nibbles will be available during the interval. Tickets are available now from band members or can be purchased on the door priced £8 (adults), £6 (seniors) and £1 (children).
Congratulations to all who took part on Sunday 8th October 2017. In our first contest, the band took awards for the best music, best entertainment, best instrumentalist (Alice, on tenor horn) and most youth players in the unregistered section.
Overall, the band came third for entertainment out of the 17 competing bands.
In addition we were treated to stunning solos from Alice, on horn, and Rose, on baritone.
Thanks to our players and supporters. Thank you to the ODBBA for putting on such a great event.
Blewbury Brass Band can be heard at Blewfest this Saturday 9th September. Why not come along at 12:45pm to listen to the band and enjoy the atmosphere and great selection of beers? Let’s hope for a sunny day!
The band is delighted to support Blewfest. Last year, the organisation donated a considerable sum to our recent successful Youth Band tour of Germany. Thank you Blewfest!
BBB returned from their Summer break with a bang at Upton Village Fete. Lead by guest-conductor Richard Powell, the band performed some of their favourite pieces from this summer’s programme. We heard the lovely tenor horn solo ‘Demelza’ from Alice, were treated to ‘Moon river’ and ‘Solitaire’ from Bruce, and Grace performed an exciting rendition of ‘The Acrobat’.
We welcomed back past players Katherine and Martin, and were also joined by our friends Amanda, Megan and Katie. This afternoon’s performance was also the first time our percussionist, Michael joined the main band ensemble. He did an excellent job of keeping us in-line and in-time. Well done Michael!
Thank you to the organisers for providing the band with tea, coffee and cake in the interval.
We hope you enjoyed this afternoon as much as we did. See you again next year!
Come and hear the band at Upton Village Fete on Saturday 2nd September. Enjoy a traditional English fete including tea and cakes, lots of stalls and entertainment. Last year, the band was joined by a troop of Morris dancers for a memorable rendition of ‘Floral Dance’.