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 […]
We are sadly losing three members this month as they leave for university. Many thanks to Daniel Morony, Euan Hobbs and Sam Scotney we wish them well in their careers and thank them for all their commitment to the band over the last few years.
On 17th March the band gave a joint concert with the newly formed MK Youth Brass in the splendour of the Chrysalis Theatre, playing some music which were favourites of Simon Palmer, as a tribute to a very much missed Stantonbury Brass player who died tragically at the end of 2008 aged 31. Proceeds from […]
Proceeds from the Xmas carolling meant that we were able to donate almost £500 to the Headway Organisation and £194 to Willen Hospice from the carol concert in Middleton Hall.
Another sad occasion was the passing of one of the band’s founder members, Andy Greig. Son of former founder of the band and former Head of the Music Service David Greig, Andy was 43 years of age and had suffered from cancer for two years. A memorial service took place at the City Church in […]
Congratulations to George Bruce (Euphonium) for passing the audition for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. We have been grateful to Jane Lloyd for helping us this term on Solo Horn and to Murray Picton joining our percussion team after returning from University. The West Midlands BBA Contest at Leamington Spa at the […]
We are losing two members to University in September, Tom Garry (Solo cornet) and Dominic Sheehy(Baritone). We wish them well in their careers and thank them for all their commitment to the band over the last few years. Fortunately they have been replaced by two talented players: Jack Wilson and Catherine Garry, both of whom […]
As if the recent death of young Simon Palmer wasn’t enough for the band to cope with, on the eve of the area contest Teresa May, wife of Flugel player Laurence, suffered a brain haemorrhage and very sadly passed away a week later. Tess was a French Horn specialist who had taught at the music […]
The band now look forward to the Area Contest at Stevenage in March playing the colourful “New World Sketches” by Daniel Price. Based on American life in the 1930s, the scoring involves 4 percussionists who have to deal with no fewer than 18 percussion instruments. We are extremely grateful to Jan Bower (Horn) and Laurence […]
In memory of Flugel player Simon Palmer, who died in September, the band decided to donate the carol collections this year to the charity MIND. A wonderful sum of £800 was given to the charity. Many thanks to the parents and friends of the band who helped in all the collections. An excellent concert was […]