PYBB Newsletter 

10th November 2018



Youth Band Training Weekend

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 Peak Centre at Edale in Derbyshire.

Arriving between 17.45 and 18.15 on the evening of Friday 23rd November, activities will take place until the afternoon of Sunday 25th 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 organised centre-based activities. 


The band will be contributing half towards the cost of accommodation, meals and supervised activities, so we only ask you to pay £65 per person.

Any player who cannot attend must let us know.

All those attending the residential weekend must complete the consent form to be allowed to take part in the group activities. Consent forms are handed out at Friday rehearsals.


All those attending should bring warm outdoor clothing and sturdy boots, or outdoor shoes, as some activities will take place outside.

A checklist of what to bring must include:-

·        Nightwear               

·        Toiletries

·        Hand towel

·        Bath towel

·        Outdoor clothing

·        Walking boots or shoes

·        Instrument

·        Any medication required

The address of the centre is:

The Peak Centre,

Champion House,


Hope Valley S33 7ZA

Information about the centre and the activities provided can be found on their website. The Peak Centre website.


As the Peak Centre is only three minutes walk from Edale railway station, the train could be a convenient option.

On Friday 23rd November a train service departs from Romiley at 17:07, Marple at 17:11, New Mills Central at 17:19, Chinley at 17:24; arriving at Edale at 17.34.

On Sunday 25th November the return train service departs from Edale at 15:46, arriving at Chinley at 15:54, New Mills Central at 16:02, Strines at 16:05, Marple at 16:09 and Romiley at 16:12.


Christmas Concert – Saturday 8th December

Poynton Youth Brass Band’s popular Christmas Concert will be held at The Forum Theatre in Romiley on Saturday 8th December starting at 7.30pm and includes performances from every band and group that make up the “Poynton Youth Brass Band” family. Tickets are £8 each (under 5s are admitted free if accompanied by a ticket holding adult) and are on sale at Friday night rehearsals.

The theatre’s licensed bar will be open from 6.30pm onwards.

The venue address is The Forum Theatre, Compstall Road, Romiley, Stockport, SK6 4EA

Free car parking is available on the Romiley Precinct Car Park, two minutes walk from the Forum Theatre.  From the B6104 Compstall Road turn into Beechwood Avenue (used car dealership on the corner) then an immediate right turn to take you into the car park.

The Christmas programme for Poynton Youth Brass Band kicks off early with an afternoon concert by the Youth Band at Cale Green Park in Stockport on Sunday 2nd December, followed by the Junior and Training Band performing at the Poynton Village Christmas Festival on the evening of Tuesday 4th December.

All the details of the Christmas programme are listed below.


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. 


Friday 23rd November to Sunday 25th November 2018


Residential weekend at the Peak Centre, Edale

Youth Band

(see above)

Sunday 2nd December 2018


Bandstand at Cale Green Park

Youth Band

From 12.30pm until 3.00pm

Outdoor job

Wear black trousers, black shoes and white shirt but wrap up warm.

Tuesday 4th December 2018


Poynton Village Christmas Festival

Junior / Training Band

Meet at 6.45pm

Outdoor job

Wear black trousers but wrap up warm.

Saturday 8th December 2018

Christmas Concert
Forum Theatre, Romiley

All groups

7.30pm start

Meet at 7.00pm

Friday 14th December 2018


Concert with Poynton High School
Poynton Methodist Church

Youth Band

7.30pm start

Meet at 7.00pm

Sunday 16th December 2018


Handforth Dean Shopping Centre

Youth Band

1.00pm until 3.00pm

Meet at 12.45pm

Wednesday 19th December 2019

Tesco East Didsbury

Youth Band

7.00pm until 9.00pm

Meet at 6.45pm

Friday 21st December 2018


Sainsbury’s Cheadle Royal

Youth Band

6.00pm until 8.00pm

Meet at 5.45pm

Monday 24th December 2018


Handforth Dean Shopping Centre

Youth Band

1.00pm until 3.00pm

Meet at 12.45pm




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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