PYBB Newsletter 

5th October 2019




Brasses and Lasses – Macclesfield Mydel Choir with Poynton Youth Brass Band

Following on from the successful concert featuring Macclesfield Mydel Choir and Poynton Youth Brass Band in 2018, the two groups will be performing again at Macclesfield United Reformed Church on Saturday 12th October.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £7.50 and are available at Friday rehearsals or at the venue on the evening of the concert.

The uniform for Poynton Youth Brass Band is band waistcoat, white long sleeve shirt, black trousers, black socks, clean black shoes and band waterproof jacket.

Players are asked to arrive at 6.15pm for a short pre-concert rehearsal.


Macclesfield United Reformed Church address is

Park Green, Macclesfield SK11 7NA.


On street parking is free after 6.00pm.


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 , run by Derbyshire County Council.

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.

We will be asking parents to contribute half to towards the cost of the weekend. The cost per person will be £60.

Payment details are as follows:

Preferred payment method is by bank transfer to

Account name: Poynton Youth Brass Band

Account number: 83042561

Sort Code: 09-01-28

Reference: your family name

Alternatively, cheques made payable to ‘Poynton Youth Brass Band’.


Parents are asked to read the information from the White Hall that can be accessed via the following links;

Parents Information for the White Hall Visit

Information for Young People


Information about the White Hall Outdoor Education Centre can be found on their website.


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. 



Saturday 12th October 2019

Joint concert with the Macclesfield Mydel Choir
“Brasses & Lasses"
Macclesfield United Reformed Church, Park Green, Macclesfield SK11 7NA

Youth Band

Evening concert

Concert starts at 7.30pm

Players are asked to arrive by 6.15pm


Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November 2019

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

Youth Band

See above

Sunday 1st December 2019

Cale Green Park, Stockport

Youth Band

Meet at 12.00 noon

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

Friday 13th December 2019

Handforth Dean Shopping Centre

Youth Band

6.00pm until 8.00pm

Meet at 5.45pm

Sunday 22nd December 2019

Handforth Dean Shopping Centre

Youth Band

11.00am until 1.00pm

Meet at 10.45am

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Sainsbury’s   Cheadle Royal

Youth Band

12.00noon until 2.00pm

Meet at 11.45am




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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