Supporting our junior bands

We are really grateful for MK Community Foundation for their support of our junior band, they have helped us purchase instruments so we can give free banding to our beginner and junior bands.  This allows them to learn a brass instrument and get the great experience of playing music with others. MK Community Foundation have […]

We have vacancies!

Olney Brass has vacancies for the following players – principal or assistant principal cornet, back row cornet, horn and trombone. Anyone interested can message us via our Facebook Group or by email to David Rose on david.cymru01@googlemail.com. We rehearse in Newport Pagnell, term-time only on Tuesdays between 7:45-9:45pm. With an established Junior Band and new Beginners […]

Olney Beginner Brass

We are pleased to announce that we now have a beginner brass group! Thanks to funding from the MK Community Foundation we have purchased a range of instruments from cornet down to tuba and now have two groups of young people between the ages of 6 and 11. Taught by qualified teachers they meet on […]

Alan Jenkin

Olney Brass regret to announce the death of their former conductor Alan Jenkin on Saturday 13th December. Alan joined the band at the end of the 80s and led the band for the next 20 years. During that time, as conductor and head of Brass at the Milton Keynes Music Service, he taught many pupls, […]

December 2014

First place in the 2014 Milton Keynes Own Choice Contest section B   On the 30th November, Olney Brass were awarded first place in the B section of the 2014 Milton Keynes Own Choice Contest.  The Milton Keynes contest has been revived recently after a period of just over ten years. The band were complemented by […]

March 2014

Olney Brass appoint a new conductor Olney brass have appointed a new conductor, Guy Bennett to take the band forward, hopefully to much success. Guy Bennett is a trombonist with a wide range of orchestral playing and brass band conducting experience. He studied from 1976-79 on the degree course at the Guildhall School of Music […]

November 2013

Olney Brass appoint a new conductor Olney brass have appointed a new conductor, Martyn France, to take the band forward over the coming months and years. Hopefully to much success. Here is a message from Martyn about the appointment: Being brought up in a brass band family, the appointment to Olney Brass means 3 generations […]

October 2012

Olney Brass tops the Autumn 2012 SCABA 2nd Section Olney Brass bring home more silverware in the 2nd Section Autumn 2012 SCABA contest, held in Crawley, West Sussex on the 30th September 2012 winning not just the 2nd section. Olney Brass’s conductor, Ed Keeley also walked away with the Best Conductor prize and our Soprano […]

November 2010

Olney Brass brings home the silverware! Olney Brass were outright winners of the second section of the West Midlands Brass Band Association annual contest, held in Pershore, Worcestershire, on Sunday 20th Nov, winning a marvellous trophy and £150.00. The band performed Variations on Maccabeus, by Kevin Norbury, a technically demanding, yet highly musical piece and […]

October 2010

The Band would like to welcome Ed Keeley as their new Musical Director. Ed comes with a wealth of musical experience, he is presently the Director of Music of The Honourable Artillery Company [TA] and former Director of Music, The Royal Engineers Band and The Band of The Brigade of Gurkhas. Ed works for Studio […]