November 2008

The band took part for the first time in many years in the West Midlands Association Contest at Leamington Spa. In preparation for the higher standard of playing in the 2nd section, the band played the musically challenging “Prometheus Unbound” by Granville Bantock and turned in an excellent performance. We came 6th out of 12 […]

October 2008

Simon Palmer The band have been devastated by the death of their Flugel Horn player Simon Palmer. Simon sadly took his own life on Sunday 28th September and was only 31 years of age. He came through the MK Music Service system and was a member of the band for 18 years, often being a […]

May 2008

The recently formed 10 piece ensemble from the band made their debut appearance at a concert at the Chrysalis Theatre, MK on 18th May. The concert was in aid of the Parkinson’s Disease Society and the ensemble was engaged by the organisers “No Strings”, an A Cappella Choir from Milton Keynes. The ensemble played to […]

March 2008

Promotion Playing from a relatively early draw the band came an excellent 4th place out of 17 bands at the Area Contest in Stevenage playing “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Paul Lovatt-Cooper. They missed out on an appearance at the National Finals by just one point. However, because of the average of positions […]

January 2008

January saw the band competing at the Butlins Championships in Skegness on “Symphony for Brass”. Due to work commitments the band had to engage some guests to compete, namely Pauline Richards (Hemel Hempstead Band), Chris Johnston (MD, Bradwell Band) and David Rose & Andrew Hughes (Broseley Brass Development Band). We were most grateful for their […]

December 2007

December was busy as usual with very successful concerts being given at Olney Parish Church and Lovatt Fields Care Home. One of the soloists at these concerts was Stephen Kenny, who played “Georgia on my Mind” and has now left to concentrate on his A level studies. We were also pleased to welcome back for […]

September 2007

The band moved into new rehearsal premises at the new music service site in Simpson. After trials acoustically, it was agreed that the Hall at the site was going to be an improvement for rehearsal purposes, particularly since all the percussion was at hand. Welcome to two new members, Sam Scotney and James Cosby, who […]

July 2007

Craig Greene joined Stantonbury Brass in 2001 and over the next seven years became a valuable solo cornet player, obtaining his Grade 8 (Distinction) when he was 13. In 2003, Craig won a music scholarship to Stowe School and in 2006 acquired the Diploma of the ABRSM with distinction, following the same distinction the previous […]

June 2007

The band excelled themselves once again at the Music Service’s annual concert in the MK Theatre. After Fanfare40 composed by Alan Jenkin to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Milton Keynes, the band played “Riverdance” and concluded with Elgar Howarth’s arrangement of “Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.

May 2007

The band would like to extend a very warm welcome to Paul Cartmell, Alex Chapman, Jonathan Dryer, Christine Petty, Jenni Walmsley and Jane Willmott who have recently joined us, and will undoubtedly strengthen the band even further for our forthcoming concerts and contests next season. We were sorry to lose Peter Eales due to pressure […]