July 2016

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 […]

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 […]

December 2015

Brass Explosion 2015

December 19th, 2015|

Saturday the 19th December saw St Helens Youth Brass Band’s annual ‘Brass Explosion’ Christmas Concert held at the St Helens Town Hall; a showcase of talent and festive Christmas music by all three bands.
The evening got off to a wonderful start with fantastic renditions of ‘We Three Kings’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Rudolph’ by […]

John Lewis Busking Wrap up

December 13th, 2015|

In 2014 was the bands first appearance at Liverpool One raising £2000 over the festive season, so good they were invited back in 2015 and over the past several weeks the band headed to Liverpool One John Lewis to do three separate busking events, each breaking the bands expectations from last year and each […]

November 2015

John Lewis Busking

November 29th, 2015|

What a fantastic day today, busking at John Lewis in Liverpool! Well done to all our players from both A and B Band who played their hearts out, to conductor Ian who kept it moving at a pace and to the parent volunteers who engaged with customers and ensured money was literally pouring into […]

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 […]

Great result for Daniel

November 13th, 2015|

Monday 9th November saw the brass section of the Rainhill Music festival and three of our band members headed over to St Ann’s Church in Rainhill. All three, Daniel, Emma and Will played brilliantly and all made it through to the finals night on Friday 13th November.

Again they all did themselves proud and played […]

July 2015

Pride Of St Helens Concert 2015

July 14th, 2015|

The Rainford Band and St Helens Youth Brass Band held a joint concert on 13th June 2015 in the magnificent venue of the St Helens Town Hall featuring guest soloist and former St Helens Youth Brass Band member, the incredible Paul Duffy.
The Youth Band opened the concert with a wonderful selection of pieces including […]