PYBB Newsletter 

9th December 2017

 

Christmas Concert – tonight

The Youth Band, Junior Band, Training Band and Academy will be in concert at the Forum Theatre, Romiley on Saturday 9th December. The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £7.00 each and will be available on the door.

We ask the Youth Band players to arrive at the Forum Theatre at 4.45pm for a rehearsal from 5.00pm until 6.30pm. Please bring money for food (or bring sandwiches) if you haven’t already eaten.

All other players to arrive at 7.00pm.

 

Youth Band at Golden Days Garden Centre in Cheadle - tomorrow Sunday 10th December

The address of the garden centre is Golden Days Garden Centre Manchester Rd, Cheadle SK8 2NZ. Travelling from the centre of Cheadle towards Kingsway (A34) at Parrs Wood, the entrance is on the left just after Manchester Road (B5095) crosses the M60 motorway.

Due to limited space on the Golden Days car park, we ask parents to car share wherever possible.

 

Christmas jobs for the Youth Band and Junior / Training Band – Sunday 10th December to Sunday 24th December

Please see the table below for the very busy schedule involving the Youth Band and the Junior / Training Band on the run up the Christmas, starting with Youth Band playing at Golden Days Garden Centre on Sunday 10th December.

 

Christmas break

The final 2017 rehearsal night for all groups was last night, Friday 8th December.  However the rest of December is a very busy period for our bands as can be seen from the concert and jobs schedule.

Rehearsals resume for all groups on Friday 5th January 2018 when the Youth Band starts a very busy schedule in preparation for the British Open Youth Contest.

 

British Open Youth Contest

The Youth Band will be taking part in this contest on Sunday 28th January at Preston Guild Hall.  Coach travel will be provided from and returning to Hazel Grove Civic Hall.

In preparation for the contest sectional rehearsals will take place on Saturday 6th January at George Lane United Reformed Church.

Also there will be additional full band rehearsals on Wednesday 17th January and Wednesday 24th January at Warren Wood Primary School from 7pm to 9.30pm.

The Youth Band will be performing the concert programme in public the week before the contest at Boarshurst Silver Band Club in Greenfield on Sunday 21st January.

 

National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

The Youth Band will be taking part in this contest on Sunday 22nd April at Warwick Arts Centre.  Coach travel will be provided.

In preparation for the contest sectional rehearsals will take place on Saturday 7th April at George Lane United Reformed Church.

Also there will be additional full band rehearsals on Wednesday 4th April and Wednesday 11th April at George Lane United Reformed Church.

 

Christmas Jobs for the Youth Band and the Junior / Training Band

The Youth Band, Junior Band, Training Band will be very busy during December. It is very important that we have the maximum attendance at these jobs. If for any reason a player will not be able to attend, they must let us know well in advance. The full list of concerts and jobs is shown in the table below.

 

Concerts, contests, jobs and other activities

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 9th December 2017

Christmas Concert at the Forum Theatre, Romiley
 

Youth Band players to arrive at 4.45pm.

All other groups, meet at 7.00pm

Sunday 10th December 2017

Golden Days Garden Centre
 Manchester Road, Cheadle SK8 2NZ

Youth Band

Meet at 1.45pm

Playing from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Please car share if possible as there is limited parking at the garden centre.

Friday 15th December 2017

Handforth Dean M&S
Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3PB

 Junior/Training Band

Meet at 5.45pm

Playing from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Please bring your own chairs

Friday 15th December 2017

Sainsburys
 Cheadle Royal
Wilmslow Road
Cheadle
SK8 3BB

Youth Band

Meet at 6.45pm

Playing from 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Please bring your own chairs

Sunday 17th December 2017

Sainsburys
 Cheadle Royal
Wilmslow Road
Cheadle
SK8 3BB

Youth Band

Meet at 11.45am

Playing from 12.00noon to 2.00pm

Please bring your own chairs

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Tesco
East Didsbury,
Manchester M20 5NP

Youth Band

Meet at 6.45pm

Playing from 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Please bring your own chairs

Friday 22nd December 2017

Handforth Dean M&S
Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3PB

Youth Band

Meet at 5.45pm

Playing from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Please bring your own chairs

Sunday 24th December 2017

Handforth Dean M&S
Handforth, Wilmslow SK9 3PB

Youth Band

Meet at 12.45pm

Playing from 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Please bring your own chairs

Saturday 6th January 2018

Sectional rehearsals
George Lane United Reformed Church, Bredbury

Youth Band

Sections will start in the morning and will continue until late afternoon.

Each section of the band will be given their timings closer to the day.

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Extra rehearsal for the British Open Youth Championship
Warren Wood Primary School, Turnstone Rd, Offerton, Stockport SK2 5XU

Youth Band

7.00pm until 9.30pm

Sunday 21st January 2018

Boarshurst Silver Band Club, Greenfield

Youth Band

2.00pm to 4.00pm

Meet at 1.00pm

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Extra rehearsal for the British Open Youth Championship
Warren Wood Primary School, Turnstone Rd, Offerton, Stockport SK2 5XU

Youth Band

7.00pm until 9.30pm

Sunday 28th January 2018

British Open Youth Brass Championship
Brass at the Guild, Preston

Youth Band

All day

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Early Spring Concert,
George Lane United Reformed Church, Bredbury

Youth Band, Junior Band / Training Band

7.30pm start

Meet at 7.00pm

Friday 23rd March 2018

Joint concert with Brookside Primary School Band

Junior / Training Band

 

 

 

Sunday 22nd April 2018

National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain
Warwick Arts Centre

Youth Band

All day

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Love Music Trust

Youth Band


 

Rehearsals

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.

 

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.