PYBB Newsletter 

10th December 2018

 

Christmas Break

Poynton Youth Brass Band will break for Christmas and New Year with the final date for rehearsals being Friday 7th December. Rehearsals will resume on Friday 4th January.

December will be a busy time for PYBB with many jobs and concert.  Please see the bottom of this newsletter for full details.

 

Youth Band joint concert with Poynton High School Band on Friday 14th December

Poynton Youth Brass Band will be hosting a concert with Poynton High School Band on Friday 14th December.  The concert will take place at Poynton Methodist Church and will feature the senior Youth Band and the band from Poynton High School.  Admission is free. Players are asked to arrive at 7.00pm.

The dress code for this concert is band waistcoat, white long sleeve shirt, black trousers, black socks and black shoes.

 

December jobs for the Youth Band

The senior Youth Band will be performing at various supermarket locations during December. Please see the bottom of this newsletter for details. Each venue is indoors therefore the dress code is band waistcoat, white long sleeve shirt, black trousers, black socks and black shoes. Please bring your own folding chair to each of these jobs as none will be provided.

 

The British Open Youth at the Guild Festival - Sunday 27th January

Poynton Youth Brass Band has entered the British Open Youth Contest at the Preston Guild Hall and Charter Theatre. Coach travel from Poynton will be provided for the band.  There will be a pre-contest rehearsal in the Preston area on the morning of the contest.  There will also be additional rehearsals during January. Full attendance is necessary to ensure a successful contest performance.  Any player who will not be available to take part in the contest, or who cannot attend rehearsals in January must let us know.

Details of the event are available on the theatre website at https://prestonguildhall.co.uk/shows/brass-at-the-guild-2019/.

In Addition to Friday night rehearsals, at Poynton Methodist Church, there will be extra rehearsals on Sunday 6th, 13th and 20th January from 1.30pm until 4.30pm. There will also be an extra rehearsal on Saturday 26th January from 4.30pm until 7.00pm. These extra rehearsals will take place at George Lane United Reformed Church, Bredbury, Stockport.

 

New addition to the band uniform – outdoor jackets

To improve the appearance of Poynton Youth Brass Band when performing outdoors, the decision was taken to purchase a set of fleece lined waterproof jackets for the Junior and Training Band and the senior Youth Band.

 

As the jackets are part of the Poynton Youth Brass Band uniform the following conditions apply;

·        The jackets are the property of Poynton Youth Brass Band,

·        The jackets will be issued to all members of the Junior, Training and Youth Band members free of charge,

·        The jacket must be worn at all outdoor jobs in place of the band waistcoat, i.e. with black trousers, shiny black shoes, back socks and a white shirt,

·        The jacket must not be worn for any other purpose than Poynton Youth Brass Band performances,

·        Each jacket will be individually numbered and allocated to a specific band member,

·        Jackets must only be worn by the band member to whom the jacket was issued,

·        Jackets must be kept in the best possible condition,

·        Each band member is responsible for the care of their own jacket, and will be charged for any loss or damage,

·        The jacket must be returned, along with other band property, when the band member leaves Poynton Youth Brass Band.

 

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 14th December 2018

 

Concert with Poynton High School
Poynton Methodist Church

Youth Band

7.30pm start

Meet at 7.00pm

Normal band uniform

Sunday 16th December 2018

 

Handforth Dean Shopping Centre

Youth Band

1.00pm until 3.00pm

Meet at 12.45pm

Normal band uniform

Please bring your own chair.

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Tesco East Didsbury

Youth Band

7.00pm until 9.00pm

Meet at 6.45pm

Normal band uniform

Please bring your own chair.

Friday 21st December 2018

 

Sainsbury’s Cheadle Royal

Youth Band

6.00pm until 8.00pm

Meet at 5.45pm

Normal band uniform

Please bring your own chair.

Monday 24th December 2018

 

Handforth Dean Shopping Centre

Youth Band

1.00pm until 3.00pm

Normal band uniform

Meet at 12.45pm

Please bring your own chair.

Sunday 27th January 2019

(new)

The British Open Youth at the Guild Festival,
Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston

Youth Band

All day

Extra rehearsals on 6th, 13th, 20th and 26th January at George Lane United Reformed Church


 

 

 

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.

 

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