Mon 03 Nov 2014
Success at Wychavon Entertainment Contests

On Saturday 1st November the band took part in both the First and Championship Sections at Wychavon Entertainment Contest. 

The band had much success coming away as winners in the First Section with the added bonus of a well deserved prize for the best Percussion.  We also came a fantastic Second in the Championship Section, again winning the best Percussion Prize but also earning an invite to the Spring Festival in 2015.

The band opened with Dave Collins' Perpetuum, which he wrote specially for the band.

This was then followed by some fantastic Cornet Playing from James Yeadon with Arthur Kenny's arrangement of Rafael Mendez's Chiapanecas

The band were then fortunate enough to be able to play Hunting Wabbits by Gordon Goodwin and arranged by Robin Dewhurst.  This is a fantastic piece for Brass band and features a wonderful swing section in the middle with improvised Trombone playing from one of our stars, Gareth Brown.

We then slowed things right down and featured Peter Cookson on Flugel and Jack Stone on Marimba with Alan Fernie's arrangement of George Harrison's My Guitar Gently Weeps.

To finish we again looked to Dave Collins for an inspired arrangement of Youngblood Brass Band's 'Brooklyn' again featuring our Principal Trombone, Garth Brown along with some fantastic stratospheric Trumpet Playing from Jay Sheppard.

What a way to finish the contesting year and to set us up for our Return to the Championship Section in 2015

 

Wed 01 Oct 2014
100 Club - July, August and September winners

July 2014

1st.   Mr GM Bull

2nd.   Paul Wheeldon

3rd.   Mrs Davies

4th.   Mrs SC Presswood

 

August 2014

1st.    Mr K Hall

2nd.    Mrs Davies

3rd.    Sue Mason

4th.    Dave Johnson

 

September

1st.     Tony Wyatt

2nd.     Mr R Presswood

3rd.     Paul Wheeldon

4th.     Alan Lawton

 

 

Mon 04 Aug 2014
New Principal Cornet

The band would like to announce the appointment of James Yeadon to the Principal Cornet Chair.

Having played in a number of local brass bands back home in North Yorkshire, James made the move to Manchester to study the trumpet at University of Manchester. During his studies he has played soprano cornet in the University of Manchester Brass Band (who he also managed) and also played in the Univesity of Manchester Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra and VAGANZA ensemble.

 

Tue 08 Jul 2014
100 Club - June Winners

1st. Mr K Hall
2nd. Mr R Presswood
3rd. Audrey Nutton
4th. Jimmy Tew

 

Mon 16 Jun 2014
100 Club - April and May Winners

100 club winners - April

1st - Alan Nutton

2nd - Mrs E Baynes

3rd - Mr D Higginbottom

4th - Marilyn Tan

100 club winners - May

1st - Peter Cookson

2nd - Jimmy Tew

3rd - Sue Tideswell

4th Mrs E Baynes

 

Fri 23 May 2014
More new players - and a farewell

We are pleased to welcome Helena Wardle to the band on flugel horn. Helena joins from Unite The Union Band and will make her debut with the band at an engagement on home ground in Poynton on 14th June.

Meanwhile, Darren Samuel comes in on bass trombone having previously played for Roberts Bakery and Rainford Bands. Darren will make his debut with the band at the Whit Friday contests.

Darren is replacing long serving bass trombone David Deacon who has made the decision to retire from playing after being a member of the band for well over 20 years.

Everyone at Poynton would like to thank David for all his years service to the band. He has been a fantastic asset to the band who always gave 100% and he will be missed.

Commenting on the new players, MD Neil Samuel said, "I'd like to welcome both Darren and Helena to the band. Both are great players and I'm looking forward to working with them both for a long time to come."

 

 

Thu 01 May 2014
Welcome to Sheena Whitehouse

We would like to welcome Sheena Whitehouse to the band as assistant principal cornet.

Sheena brings a wealth of experience having been the principal cornet player of Hoover Bolton and Smithills School Band

 

Thu 01 May 2014
Continued support from 'the Vernon'

Following a solid start to the year the bands sponsors, the Vernon Building Society, have announced that they will provide further support to the band for another four years.

The building society has supported the band for a quarter of a century, and we are delighted that they see us as a vital part of their continued support to the local community.

 

Fri 04 Apr 2014
100 Club - March Winners

Winners in the 100 club draw for March: 

1st - Mr K Hall

2nd - Margaret and Alan Lawton

3rd - Mr R Gill

4th - Jane Simpson

 

Wed 02 Apr 2014
Trombone slides out

Long-serving trombonist and Band Sergeant John Anderson has decided the time is right for him to leave the band and search for musical pastures new.

We would like to wish John all the best and thank him for all the hard work he has given to the band over the years.

 

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