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June 2018

Brass at the Seaside

June 22nd, 2018|

Shybb Gala Concert 2018

June 22nd, 2018|

This year we are holding our traditional summer treat in the spectacular Dalton Theatre, within Carmel College on St Helens Road, St Helens.

Full address is:
Carmel College
Prescot Road
St Helens
WA10 3AG.

The fun kicks off at 7.30pm on the 7th July, with contributions from all three bands, plus raffle, tuck, tea & coffee. It’s a great […]

September 2017

Valkenburg Tour 2017

September 4th, 2017|

2017 saw a welcome return to the beautiful town of Valkenburg in The Netherlands. This was Jay’s
first tour in command and during our stay we performed at two popular venues including the
prestigious bandstand in the centre of Luxembourg City. Both tour concerts were enthusiastically
received by an internationally diverse audience who loudly applauded our programme of […]

December 2016

URC Christmas Tree Festival

December 10th, 2016|

A big thank you to Kay for decorating and putting up the SHYBB Christmas tree. Please come and look at the lovely trees they are there until after Christmas.

Musical Directors Report 2016

December 10th, 2016|

Musical Directors Report

In the few months since I took musical leadership of SHYBB I feel that we have already made great progress. September was a time of great change for the band: the reintroduction of seating auditions, re-strengthening of the ‘B band’ and a greater emphasis on personal practice – many changes have taken […]

November 2016

Chairman’s Report 2016

November 26th, 2016|

Thank you to all those who attended yesterdays A.G.M. it was good to see so many faces.

This year, at the end of the summer term, Gareth Brindle came to the end of the two years he’d signed up too, and due to new work commitments sadly he was unable to extend this. In his […]

July 2016

Trip to Blackpool

July 17th, 2016|

On Saturday, members of the training and youth band went to Blackpool early in the morning. With weather at the URC looking bleak, spirits were not the highest, however we all piled onto the minibus and made our way to the Pleasure Beach. When we got there the weather was looking a little better […]

Summer Gala Concert 2016

July 12th, 2016|

On the 9th July we held our Summer Gala concert at the St Helens Town Hall. The Beginners Band kicked off the evening with a repertoire including ‘Cool F Blues’ (featuring an impressive improvised solo!), ‘Dudelsack’ and ‘Campdown Races’. Conductor John Burke presented the Andrea Taylor Trombone Award and the Saints Trophy before handing […]

March 2016

Brass Factory 2016

March 1st, 2016|

On Monday 4th April during the Easter Holidays we’re holding a FREE brass and percussion workshop play day, where we’d like the next generation of National Champions to step forward, pick up an instrument and give it a blow or bang on a drum! You might already be having lessons at school, or you […]

February 2016

Chinese Buffet Band Social

February 15th, 2016|

To celebrate 2016’s Chinese New Year, members of SHYBB headed into town after our Saturday morning practise in which we’ve been preparing for the Spring concert. Arriving at the Chinese Buffet we were greeted with not only food from the People’s Republic, but an array of cuisine from other countries such as India and […]