PYBB Newsletter 

17th May 2018



Pott Shrigley Rose Queen – Saturday 16th June

Poynton Junior / Training Band is booked to perform for the annual crowning of the Pott Shrigley Rose Queen on Saturday 16th June.  The band has performed at this village festival every year for more than thirty years. It is important that all the players in the Junior / Training Band are in attendance, especially as we only have a small band this year. It would be very unfortunate if this long-standing connection between the band and this festival were to be broken so we ask all parents to ensure that your child takes part.

The band will be performing on the village green in Pott Shrigley and players are asked to arrive by 1.30pm.  The finish will be around 4.00pm.

So please support this traditional piece of old England.  What could be nicer on a summer’s day than a traditional brass band playing on a village green while a colourful festival takes place.

Also, we ask if any players from the Youth Band will be prepared to assist by playing in the Junior/ Training Band at this event?


National Festival of Music for Youth – Wednesday 4th July

As partners with Love Music Trust we are very pleased to announce that we are part of a new, exciting project that’s happening very soon.


PYBB has an opportunity to send 35 members to perform the World Premier of a new composition by British composer, Andy Scott at the National Festival of Music for Youth at Birmingham Town Hall on Wednesday 4th July. The performance will involve over 200 musicians from across all Love Music Trust brass partner organisations including some of Fodens Band, RNCM students and Fodens Youth Band.


LMT is providing free transportation for our players and supporters on the day and tickets to the event are also free. The performance is at 3pm and it is likely that there will be a rehearsal in Birmingham beforehand.


This opportunity is open to all our members, whichever band you play in, and we encourage you to take part in what will be a fantastic experience. If it is over subscribed we will have to make a decision based on numbers of particular instruments required, so at this stage, we cannot guarantee everybody a place.


The music has been written in such a way that players of all levels can participate. We have decided to take a whole band approach to rehearsing the piece so that everyone gets to be a part of it even if they don’t go on the day.


To do this we will be holding open rehearsals, led by Mike Eccles. The dates for these rehearsals have yet to be arranged.


We hope that composer Andy Scott will be attending one of the rehearsals.


If you would like to be a part of the band that plays in Birmingham please let us know the following:

Player’s name/how many supporters you would like to bring on the day.


The letter to submit to your school to ask their permission to be absent from school for this event can be downloaded from here.


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.


Saddleworth, Oldham and Tameside Whit Friday band contests – 25th May

There will not be a band rehearsal on Friday 25th May as many of our players and conductors will be taking part in what has been called ‘The Greatest Free Show on Earth’.

If you have never been, why not take a trip out and be entertained by a variety of brass bands, many of which are world class.


More information can be found at Saddleworth and Oldham Whit Friday web site .


Cancelled Band Relearsals

There will not be a rehearsal on the following Fridays for :-

Academy on Friday 1st June

Junior / Training Band on Friday 8th June

Junior / Training Band on Friday 22nd June


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. 


Saturday 16th June


Pott Shrigely Rose Queen

Junior / Training Band

Meet at 1.30pm

Finish at 4.00pm

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Love Music Trust

Youth Band

Saturday 7th July 2018

Summer concert, Poynton Methodist Church

All groups

7.30pm start

Meet at 7.00pm

Sunday 8th July 2018

Poynton Summerfest
Middlewood Way, Higher Poynton

Youth Band

Meet at 11.45am

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