PYBB Newsletter 

10th July 2019


Annual Reviews

Tonight’s planned Annual Review session has been cancelled.


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.


Summer Break

As so many band members are away during the school holiday, there will be a two week break from band during August.  No rehearsals will be held either on August 2nd or on August 9th.

Theory class will not take place on July 26th or on any Friday during August.


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 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

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




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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