PYBB Newsletter 

26th June 2019



Scarecrow Festival March - Wilmslow – Saturday 29th June

The Scarecrow Festival March will take place in Wilmslow Town Centre on Saturday 29th June. The march will take 40 minutes, starting from the rear of Wilmslow Library at 11.00am and ending at the end of the pedestrianised section of Grove Street.

The Youth Band will be taking part in the march and members are asked to arrive at the car park behind Wilmslow library at 10.30am.


If driving from Handforth direction, drive up the main street (Alderley Road) past the Rex Cinema and on up to Sainsburys. At the junction between the far end of Sainsburys and the Coach and Four pub, turn left up the side of Sainsburys, then left at the end of the store building. Straight ahead you will see Wilmslow library at the other side of the car  park, so drive round to the car park area behind the library and park up. You will need to pay for parking but that will be refunded by the organiser via the band.

The band will form up at that car park and march away from there at 11am prompt, so we need to meet at 10.30am


Poynton Youth Brass Band Summer concert – Saturday 6th July

The Summer Concert is where we say goodbye to those long serving band members who will be leaving us. Also, this is the evening where awards are presented for good attendance and exceptional service to the band throughout the year.


Annual Reviews

This year’s annual review will take place at Poynton Methodist Church on Tuesday 2nd July for the Junior/Training Band and on Tuesday 9th July and Wednesday 10th July for the senior Youth Band.

Each player will be allocated a 10 minute slot to play a piece of their own choice.


Higher Poynton Summerfest - Sunday 14th July

The organisers of the annual Higher Poynton Summerfest have invited the Youth Band to perform again at this year’s festival. 


There will be some changes to the Summerfest this year in that most events and stalls will be on the field and the Middlewood Way will be a quiet picnic zone. The organisers have hired a raised platform and open sided marquee to go on the field and everyone who in the past performed on the platform on the Middlewood Way will now perform on the field. The Youth Band’s two performances will be as usual the first starting at 12.05pm and finishing at 12.35pm, and the second performance starting at 01.15pm and finishing at 01.45pm. Please meet at 11.45am for a prompt start.


Youth Band Residential Weekend – 22nd to 24th November

The Youth Band training weekend is designed to develop the band musically, build friendships and bring everyone together as a team. It is very important that all the members of the main Youth Band partake, as the sessions will be a mixture of music training and team building activity. This time the venue is the White Hall Outdoor Education Centre near Buxton in Derbyshire.

Arriving between 17.45 and 18.15 on the evening of Friday 22nd November, activities will take place until the afternoon of Sunday 24th 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 many organised centre-based activities. 


Collecting children from Theory Class on Friday nights

At the conclusion of the Theory Class on Friday nights, we ask for parents / guardians to collect their children from the classroom at 9.00pm and to sign them out.  We ask this as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and well being of all those who are entrusted into our care.


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. 



Sunday 16th June 2019

Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest

Youth Band


Saturday 22nd June 2019

Pott Shrigley Rose Queen

Junior / Training Band.

Meet at 1.30pm

Saturday 22nd June 2019

Love Music Trust Celebration Concert – Clonter Opera near Congleton

Youth Band

Early evening arrival time

Saturday 29th June 2019

Scarecrow Festival March

Youth Band

Meet at car park at rear of Wilmslow library at 10.30am.

40 minute march.

Saturday 6th July 2019

Summer and Presentation Concert
Poynton Methodist Church

All Groups

Meet at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start

Sunday 14th July 2019

Higher Poynton Summerfest

Youth Band

Meet at 11.45am

Sunday 15th September 2019

Brough Park, Leek

Youth Band/Junior Band/Training Band

Afternoon concert

Saturday 12th October 2019

Joint concert with the Macclesfield Mydel Choir

Youth Band

Evening concert

Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November 2019

Residential training weekend,
White Hall Outdoor Education Centre, near Buxton

Youth Band

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Poynton Christmas Festival

Junior/Training Band

Meet on Park Lane

Saturday 7th December 2019

Christmas Concert

All Groups

Meet at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start




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


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