PYBB Newsletter

18th November 2017

 

 

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. From 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 full 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. Please arrive between 17.30 and 18.00 as the evening meal will be served at 18.30.

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 make payments as soon as possible.

Any player who cannot attend must let us know.

All those attending must bring warm and waterproof outdoor clothing and sturdy walking boots as planned activities will take place outdoors including cross-country walking. A fully completed consent form must be handed in by the start of the weekend.

A checklist of what to bring must include:-

Nightwear

Toiletries

Hand towel

Bath towel

Outdoor clothing

Walking boots

Instrument

Any medication required

 

The address of the centre is:

The Peak Centre,

Champion House,

Edale,

Hope Valley S33 7ZA

 

To contact groups staying at the centre:
Tel: 01433 670277

Please be aware that it may not be possible to get a mobile signal or a WiFi connection at the centre.

 

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 from Manchester Piccadilly 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 in the Manchester direction 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.

 

On Friday 24th November the train service from Sheffield departs at 17:14, arriving at Edale at 17.47.

On Sunday 26th November the return train service to Sheffield departs from Edale at 14:27. Please note that the next service to Sheffield does not depart until 16.27.

 

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.

 

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 are now on sale at Friday night rehearsals at 7.00 each.

 

Christmas break

The final 2017 rehearsal night for all groups will be on Friday 8th December. However the rest of December is a very busy period for our bands as can be seen from the concert and jobs schedule.

Rehearsals resume for all groups on Friday 5th January 2018 when the Youth Band starts a very busy schedule in preparation for the British Open Youth Contest.

 

British Open Youth Contest

The Youth Band will be taking part in this contest on Sunday 28th January at Preston Guild Hall. Coach travel will be provided from and returning to Hazel Grove Civic Hall.

In preparation for the contest sectional rehearsals will take place on Saturday 6th January at George Lane United Reformed Church.

Also there will be additional full band rehearsals on Wednesday 17th January and Wednesday 24th January at a venue as yet to be arranged.

The Youth Band will be performing the concert programme in public the week before the contest at Boarshurst Silver Band Club in Greenfield on Sunday 21st January.

 

National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

The Youth Band will be taking part in this contest on Sunday 22nd April at Warwick Arts Centre. Coach travel will be provided.

In preparation for the contest sectional rehearsals will take place on Saturday 7th April at George Lane United Reformed Church.

Also there will be additional full band rehearsals on Wednesday 4th April and Wednesday 11th April at George Lane United Reformed Church.

 

 

Christmas Jobs for the Youth Band and the Junior / Training Band

The Youth Band, Junior Band, Training Band will be very busy during December. It is very important that we have the maximum attendance at these jobs. If for any reason a player will not be able to attend, they must let us know well in advance. The full list of concerts and jobs is shown in the table below.

 

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.

 

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,

Meet at 6.45pm outside the Vernon Building Society

Saturday 9th December 2017

Christmas Concert at the Forum Theatre, Romiley
 

All groups, meet at 7.00pm

Sunday 10th December 2017

Golden Days Garden Centre, Cheadle

Youth Band

Meet at 1.45pm

Playing from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Friday 15th December 2017

Handforth Dean M&S

Junior/Training Band

Meet at 5.45pm

Playing from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Friday 15th December 2017

Sainsburys
Cheadle Royal

Youth Band

Meet at 6.45pm

Playing from 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Sunday 17th December 2017

Sainsburys
Cheadle Royal

Youth Band

Meet at 11.45am

Playing from 12.00noon to 2.00pm

 

*note change of timing

 

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Tesco
East Didsbury

Youth Band

Meet at 6.45pm

Playing from 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Early Spring Concert,
George Lane United Reformed Church, Bredbury

Youth Band, Junior Band / Training Band

7.30pm start

Meet at 7.00pm

Friday 23rd March 2018

Joint concert with Brookside Primary School Band

Junior / Training Band

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.