PYBB Newsletter 

24th April 2019


Band rehearsals resume this Friday

Poynton Youth Brass Band rehearsals, for all the groups, resume after the Easter break on Friday 26th April.

Please make a note of all the concerts and jobs, which are listed in the job sheet at the bottom of each Newsletter, for any additions or changes.


Youth Band lyres and bass harnesses

We ask all Youth Band brass players to check that they have a lyre and to bring it to the next rehearsal. Any player without a lyre should let us know by replying to this email.

Bass players are asked to check that they have a harness for their instrument and to bring it to the next rehearsal


Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest - Sunday 16th June

The Morley March and Hymn Tune Contest is an annual event held in the West Yorkshire town.  Each band marches through the town to the bandstand to play two pieces of music.

PYBB has entered the Youth Band to perform at this year’s contest. Coach travel will be provided.


Love Music Trust – Celebration Concert - Saturday 22nd June

The Youth Band will be performing at the Clonter Opera, near Congleton, as part of the annual Love Music Trust Celebration Weekend.  For this concert a specially composed new piece of music will be performed by the Youth Band.


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.


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.  The event takes place on the Middlewood Way at Higher Poynton, near the Boar's Head public house.


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. 


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

Love Music Trust Celebration Concert – Clonter Opera near Congleton

Youth Band

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

Sunday 15th September 2019

Brough Park, Leek

Youth Band

Saturday 12th October 2019

Joint concert with the Macclesfield Mydel Choir

Youth Band

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 Band

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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