A great concert at the end of a great weekend!
Thanks to everyone involved from David Hirst, our guest conductor, to John Winterflood, all our tutors who gave up their weekend to get involved and all the committee members who helped organise the event!
A busy and fun day on Saturday. Rising Stars joined us for the morning rehearsal and then had fun in the pool or the park. Youth band had rehearsals throughout the day with the social time in the afternoon and fun games in the evening. Copious amounts of biscuits and cakes have been consumed and they all looked shattered by the end of the day!! Another busy day ahead on Sunday before our concert in the afternoon at St Andrew’s Church to showcase what has been done over the weekend.
The start of a busy weekend for the band. All arrived safely and once everyone had been allocated rooms and unpacked bags, dinner was quickly consumed and rehearsals were under way! Followed by doughnuts and a quiet(ish) hour before bed and hopefully some sleep before a busy day tomorrow.
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Please click the link below to read our new Spring Newsletter containing details of rehearsal dates and upcoming engagements, as well as lots of other useful information.
Our annual Christmas concert will be held at St Andrews Church, Moredon (note the change of venue since last year) on Saturday 12 December at 7PM. This is a lovely celebration of both Christmas and the talent within the band. Rising Stars and the Youth Band will perform alongside Brunel Brass.
As one of our key fundraising activities it would be appreciated if you could promote the concert to family and friends. Tickets will be on sale from November at rehearsals.
Attached is the poster for the concert – please help promote the concert by putting it up!
PDF Download: GWYB Christmas Poster 2015
This year, GWYB took their Rising Stars band to the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Manchester. This gave the youngsters their first experience of competition playing and they all absolutely loved it! Although the band didn’t win any awards, everyone had a fantastic time. Continue reading
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