PYBB Newsletter 

12th July 2018


Summer holidays

Poynton Youth will be taking a break from rehearsals during July and August.

These are the dates for each of the groups;

Junior / Training Band last rehearsal is now on Friday 27th July, resuming on Friday 17th August - changed from previous Newsletter.

Youth Band last rehearsal is on Friday 27th July, resuming on Friday 17th August

Academy last rehearsal was on Friday 6th July and will resume on Friday 7th September

Theory class will resume on Friday 7th September.


Joint Concert with Romiley Primary School - Friday 13th July

Romiley Primary School Band has been invited to perform in a joint concert with Poynton Youth Brass Band and Poynton Junior and Training Bands at Poynton Methodist Church on Friday 13th July. The concert will start at 7.30pm and admission is free. Players are asked to arrive by 7.00pm.

There will not be an Academy Group rehearsal or Theory class on this evening.


Annual reviews for Junior / Training Band and Youth Band

Every year we invite players from the Junior / Training Band and the Youth Band to a 10 minute review session to enable the band conductors to access progress and to help with the development of the individual player.

The Youth Band reviews will be held on Tuesday 17th July, continuing on Wednesday 18th July, starting at 6.30pm.

Any Junior / Training Band member who has not been reviewed will be seen on Friday 20th July at band rehearsal.


Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 5th September

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held at Hazel Grove Civic Hall on Wednesday 5th September starting at 7.30pm.

All band members and their parents or carers are invited to attend.

Any parents or registered carers who wish to join the band’s committee, or wish to be considered for office, are asked to submit their request by email to by Tuesday 25th August.

The AGM Agenda is as follows;

1                    Welcome

2                   Chairman’s report

3                   Secretary’s report

4                   Financial report

5                   MD’s reports

6                   Committee appointments

Meeting close


Important! - If You Cannot Attend a Rehearsal, Job, or Concert

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.



Concerts, contests, jobs and other activities

Since the last newsletter we have added a number of concerts and other events. Please make a note of these for your diaries.

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 13th July 2018

Joint concert with Romiley Primary School at Poynton Methodist Church

Youth and Junior / Training Bands

Wednesday 5th September 2018


Annual General Meeting,
Hazel Grove Civic Hall

All parents and band members welcome.

Start at 7.30pm

Saturday 22nd September 2018


Joint Concert with The Mydel Singers

Youth Band

Saturday 13th October 2018

(this date is subject to change)


Autumn Concert
Venue to be confirmed

All groups

7.30pm start

Meet at 7.00pm

Friday 23rd November to Sunday 25th November


Residential weekend at the Peak Centre, Edale

Youth Band

Sunday 2nd December 2018


Bandstand at Cale Green Park

Youth Band

From 12.30pm until 3.00pm

Saturday 8th December 2018

Christmas Concert
Forum Theatre, Romiley

All groups

7.30pm start

Meet at 7.00pm




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