Press Release

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 […]

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 […]

January 2016

Musical Directors Report 2015

January 14th, 2016|

This year the Youth band took part and performed in many wonderful events and concerts.
One of the main highlights was the weekend away at Barnstondale activity centre were the children had some wonderful tuition from Paul Duffy and Matthew Routley. The band members also took part in great team building exercises […]

November 2015

Chairmans Report 2015

November 28th, 2015|

It’s been a year where we have continued the program of improvement and development. The committee and I would like to thank Gareth, who has settled well into his role of Musical Director. He brought with him a level of skill and professionalism which given time will take us back towards the […]

March 2015

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 […]