Sat 11 May 2013
Asthma Troubles Blown Away

For World Asthma Day, the Band's second euphonium player Helen Mossman tells us how playing in a band has helped her asthma after first being diagnosed 27 years ago.


Mon 29 Apr 2013
Success at Buxton & 50 Years for John Anderson

This weekend saw our first outing after the formal appointment of Neil Samuel as Musical Director. Following a hard week of rehearsals the band came 2nd place in the Championship / First Section with a performance of Dances and Arias (E. Gregson).

The weekend also marked a celebration for the bands Principal Trombone, John Anderson, who was presented with a certificate by NWABBA for 50 years service to the brass band movement.





Tue 19 Mar 2013
Appointment of Neil Samuel as Musical Director

The band are pleased to welcome a new Musical Director in Neil Samuel.

The ex Rainford MD recently worked with the band at the North West area where a creditable 5th place was earned.

We are looking forward to working with Neil.


Tue 19 Mar 2013
Farewell To Colin Short

The Vernon Building Society Poynton Band announce the departure of Musical Director Colin Short. Colin has recently been promoted to headteacher at his school, Reddish Vale Technology College.

During Colin's time at the helm he was able to guide us to prize winning positions at a number of contests and was involved in some successful charity events for the bands sponsors, the Vernon Building Society.

The band would like to thank him for all his hard work and enthusiasm over the last 2 years and wish him every success in his new job.


Mon 18 Feb 2013
All Change - New Faces and Goodbyes

We are pleased to welcome a number of new faces around the stands. Nick Harrington joins on Solo Cornet who plays with the Poynton Youth Band whilst Cara Wheeldon joins on 2nd cornet and Sue Tideswell on 2nd baritone, both from Whaley Bridge Band. Finally the band also welcomes Russell Turner and Michael Hunt on 1st and 2nd horn respectively, who also play with Poynton’s sister band, Concert Brass.

We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Haworth on Flugel. Beth is currently studying for a music degree at the University of Manchester.

We also say goodbye and thank you to Natalie Dodman and Jenny McDermott.


Mon 18 Feb 2013
Neil Samuel To Direct the Band for the Area Contest

Due to work commitments, our Musical Director Colin Short is unable to conduct the band at the forthcoming North West Area Contest in Blackpool.

However, we are pleased to announce that we have secured the services of ex Rainford Band MD, Neil Samuel who is already working the band hard on ‘Brass Triumphant'.



Wed 30 Jan 2013
A fond farewell for Sarah Johnson

After twenty years of service to VBS Poynton Band Sarah Johnson has left the band to follow other commitments. As many people know, Sarah was always 120% committed to the band and, it is true to say, was at the heart of everything the band did. It is difficult to outline here everything that Sarah did for the band, and not just the fantastic playing. Needless to say, she will be truly missed.

Every one in the band is very sad to see Sarah leave, but we all wish her well (and know she will still be around, supporting us as always) and look forward to seeing Sarah whenever she feels like popping in.


Tue 04 Dec 2012
Successful Concert with the Wellspring

On Saturday 1st December the band took part in 'The Spirit of Christmas' Concert at the Plaza in Stockport on behalf of The Wellspring Charity.

The Wellspring have let us know '.....that they have received many favourable comments about the Show - so it seems to have been a success, which is due in no small measure to the Band's contribution'.


Wed 31 Oct 2012
A Night at the Movies raises over £1,000

The Vernon Building Society held a brass band concert with a difference in aid of the Seashell Trust

In September, we held a band concert to raise money for the Seashell Trust, a charity based in Cheadle Hulme that provides educational and residential facilities for children and young people with complex disabilities.

The movie-themed concert was a great success with fantastic performances from the award-winning Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band, local singer Lauren-Lee Broomhead and the Singing Hands Choir, a sign language choir made up of pupils and residents of the Seashell Trust.

In total we raised over £1,000 for the Seashell Trust which will benefit their Multi Use Games Area.

Click here to watch a video of Lauren-Lee Broomhead performing Over The Rainbow with the band at this concert.


Mon 17 Sep 2012
A Night at the Movies

28th September, 7.30pm @ Stockport Grammar School

The Vernon Building Society presents:

The Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band playing your favourite songs from the Silver Screen..

Featuring local singing sensation Lauren-Lee Broomhead and the Seashell Trust Singing Hands Choir.

All proceeds go to the Seashell Trust.

Tickets available for £5 from your local Vernon Building Society branch
Phone 0161 429 6262

Stockport Grammar School
Buxton Road

Night At The Movies Poster.pdf


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