PYBB Newsletter 

7th September 2017

 

Foden’s Youth Festival – Sunday 22nd October

The inaugural “Foden’s Youth Festival” will be a non-competitive Youth Festival where invited Youth Bands will perform during the day as well as being able to attend various master classes and fringe events delivered by leading brass performers.

To conclude the day a gala concert featuring Foden’s Band plus a sectional performance comprised of members of each of the invited Youth Band and led by a principal player from Foden’s

Poynton Youth Brass Band will be taking part in this exciting new event.

The festival is to be held at Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS from 1.00pm until 6.00pm on Sunday 22nd October.  We ask that players arrive at 12.30pm on the day

 

Summer Break

These are the revised dates for the re-starting of rehearsals for each group:-

Youth Band - rehearsals resumed on Friday 1st September
Junior / Training Bandrehearsals resumed on Friday 1st September
Academy Grouprehearsals resume on Friday 8th September
Theory Classrehearsals resume on Friday 8th September

 

Autumn Concert – Saturday 14th October

The Youth Band, Junior Band, Training Band and Academy will be in concert at Poynton Methodist Church on Saturday 14th October. The concert starts at 7.30pm, admission is by payment on the door.

 

Christmas Concert – Saturday 9th December

The Youth Band, Junior Band, Training Band and Academy will be in concert at the Forum Theatre, Romiley on Saturday 9th December. The concert starts at 7.30pm, tickets will be on sale from October.

 

Youth Band Residential Training Weekend

 

The Youth Band training weekend is designed as preparation for the two major contests, which the band has entered and will take place in early 2018. It is very important that all the members of the Youth Band partake, as the sessions will be a mixture of music training and team building activity. This time the venue is the Peak Centre at Edale in Derbyshire. Arriving between 17.30 and 18.00 on the evening of Friday 24th November, activities will take place until the afternoon of Sunday 26th November, finishing at approximately 15.30. Accommodation is on a full board basis including two evening meals, two breakfasts and two lunches. As well as musical activities organised by Mike Eccles, there will be centre-based activities organised by the Peak Centre staff.  The band will be contributing half towards the cost of accommodation, meals and supervised activities that come to £100 per person, so we only ask you to pay £60. Please can payments be made as soon as possible? Any player who cannot attend must let us know.

All those attending should bring warm outdoor clothing and sturdy boots or outdoor shoes as some activities will take place outside.

 

The address of the centre is:

The Peak Centre,

Champion House,

Edale,

Hope Valley S33 7ZA

 

Information about the centre and the activities provided can be found on their website. The Peak Centre website.

 

As the Peak Centre is only three minutes walking from Edale railway station, the train could be a convenient option.

On Friday 24th November the train service departs from Romiley at 17:07, Marple at 17:11, Strines at 17:15, New Mills Central at 17:19, Chinley at 17:25; arriving at Edale at 17.34.

On Sunday 26th November the return train service departs from Edale at 15:48, arriving at Chinley at 15:56, New Mills Central at 16:03, Strines at 16:06, Marple at 16:10 and Romiley at 16:14.

 

The contests are:

British Open Youth contest – Preston Guild Hall – Sunday January 28th 2017

National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain – Warwick Arts Centre on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

 

 

Concerts, contests, jobs and other activities

If you are uncertain about any of the arrangements, or if you cannot attend for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible by sending a text or calling 07429 615881.  Poynton Youth Brass Band can also be contacted via the website. 

 

Saturday 14th October 2017

Autumn Concert at Poynton Methodist Church
 

All groups, meet at 7.00pm

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Foden’s Youth Festival
Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS

Youth Band, meet at Sandbach School at 12.30pm

Friday 24th November to Sunday 26th November 2017

Youth Band Training and team building weekend.
The Peak Centre, Edale, Derbyshire

Youth Band,

Meet between 5.30pm and 6.00pm

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Poynton Christmas Festival, Park Lane

Junior / Training Band,

Evening timings to follow.

Saturday 9th December 2017

Christmas Concert at the Forum Theatre, Romiley
 

All groups, meet at 7.00pm

Friday 15th December 2017

Handforth Dean M&S

 Junior/Training Band

Meet at 5.45pm

Playing from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Friday 22nd December 2017

Handforth Dean M&S

Youth Band

Meet at 5.45pm

Playing from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Sunday 24th December 2017

Handforth Dean M&S

Youth Band

Meet at 12.45pm

Playing from 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Sunday 21st January 2018

Boarshurst Silver Band Club, Greenfield

Youth Band

2.00pm to 4.00pm

Meet at 1.00pm

Sunday 28th January 2018

British Open Youth Brass Championship
Brass at the Guild, Preston

Youth Band

All day

Sunday 22nd April 2018

National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain
Warwick Arts Centre

Youth Band

All day

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Love Music Trust

Youth Band


 

Rehearsals

It is important that each of the bands enjoy full commitment for rehearsals, concerts, contests and jobs. If for any reason you cannot attend we ask that you give us as much notice as possible.  A diary is available on rehearsal evenings for the use of players to enter future absences. For short notice absences we ask that you text or call 07429 615881.

 

Dropping off and picking up players at Poynton Methodist Church  

We ask all drivers not to drive onto the area in front of the church when dropping off and picking up players. This is for safety reasons but also because the church administrators have specifically asked us not to drive vehicles on to the tarmac area in front of the church building.

 

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Poynton Youth Brass Band is in partnership with The Love Music Trust. The Love Music Trust is an Arts Council funded organisation set up to promote music services for young people in the Cheshire East county. Information about The Love Music Trust can be obtained on their web site at http://www.lovemusictrust.com.