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March 2015

Junior and Youth Band Spring Concert 2015

March 28th, 2015|

This year at our annual Spring Concert, we were delighted to invited internationally renowned Euphonium player David Thornton to help inspire players from both our bands with some stunningly intricate playing. As well as our photo’s in the gallery, William, Youth Bands soprano cornet player, captures the whole event perfectly below:

… The SHYBB Spring Concert […]

Junior Band at Darkstar

March 21st, 2015|

Here at St Helens Youth Brass Band, we are pleased to see some fine young brass stars of the future coming up through the ranks in our Junior Band … and one Saturday after rehearsals, as a reward, we packed them all off for a fun laser tag event at ‘Darkstar’. One of our […]

Brass and Percussion Lessons

March 1st, 2015|

Our initiative to bring in more brass and percussion tutors is really helping to improve personal playing standards and to encourage our young people to fulfil their musical ambition. The Saturday morning sessions either replace or help develop what they may already be doing privately or in school. The lessons are £10 for a […]

January 2015

Return to the URC

January 10th, 2015|

Today we returned home, to the fantastic rehearsal space that is the URC in St Helens. This brilliant and welcoming place has everything we need, from large rehearsal spaces to smaller side rooms for our brass and percussion tutors to do their magic … even better, there’s a coffee shop ‘chill out’ area for […]

December 2014

Brass Explosion 2014

December 19th, 2014|

The 2014 Christmas Brass Explosion returned to its traditional routes with an enthusiastic audience enjoying superb performances by both the Junior Band and the Youth Band. In the second half, more than a dozen past members came home to SHYBB to play some band Christmas favourites. It’s great to welcome back past members, to […]

November 2014

John Lewis Busking

November 30th, 2014|

We had a very special guest conductor when we busked at the John Lewis store in Liverpool! Santa found time conduct his favourite Christmas tune ‘Jingle Bells’. Thanks to John Lewis, the band raised £1,000!

Chairman’s Report 2014

November 25th, 2014|

2014 has been an eventful year. We’ve maintained fundraising links with loyal supporters including The Rainford Trust and Barrow & Cook Solicitors. We’ve formed new relationships with high street names such John Lewis … and we’ve developed our relationship with the St Helens Music Hub, who are keen to support us in whatever way […]

June 2014

Brass and Percussion Workshop

June 14th, 2014|

Earlier this year, with wonderful support from the St Helens Music Hub, Arts Council England & Championship section ‘Rainford Band’, young brass and percussion players from throughout the borough of St Helens were invited to join current members of St Helens Youth Brass Band in an all-day brass and percussion workshop. The aim was […]