22nd January 2019
The British Open Youth at the Guild Festival – Sunday 27th January
Poynton Youth Brass Band has entered the British Open Youth Contest at the Preston Guild Hall and Charter Theatre on Sunday 27th January. Coach travel from Poynton will be provided for the band. There will be a pre-contest rehearsal in the Preston area on the morning of the contest.
Details of the event are available on the theatre website at https://prestonguildhall.co.uk/shows/brass-at-the-guild-2019/.
In addition to Friday night's rehearsal, at Poynton Methodist Church, there will be an extra rehearsal on Saturday 26th January from 10.00am until 11.00am at the Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band Band Centre at:-
A coach will depart from Poynton Methodist Church at 8.00am on Sunday 27th January. The arrival time back at Poynton is expected to be at 4.00pm. All players are to travel on the coach to Preston. Any player not returning on the coach must be collected by their parent, or written permission must be given by their parent if another arrangement is made.
All players must be in their band uniform of band waistcoat, plain white long sleeve shirt, black trousers (girls – that means not leggings!), black socks and polished black shoes. We also ask that players wear their band waterproof jackets.
Prior to arriving at the contest venue, the band will have a warm up rehearsal at Penwortham Priory Academy near Preston.
The Youth Section contest will be held at the Charter Theatre, starting at 12.30pm. Poynton Youth Brass Band will be reporting at 12.00 noon and performing at 1.00pm.
List of youth bands taking part in order of performance:-
1. Red Admiral Youth Band
2. Poynton Youth Brass Band
3. Enderby Youth Band
4. Youth Brass 2000
5. Oldham Music Centre Youth Brass Band
6. Macclesfield Youth Brass Band
7. Elland Silver Youth
8. Houghton Area Youth Band
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 27th January 2019
The British Open Youth at the Guild Festival,
Charter Theatre, Preston
Coach Departing at 8.00am
Arrival back at 4.00pm (subject to traffic)
Extra rehearsals on 26th January at VBS Band Centre at 10.00am
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.
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.
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