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Brass Roots Taster

You can “try-before-you-buy” at our Brass Roots taster session. Launched this time last year, our Brass Roots group lessons for beginners have proved highly popular. We will be holding a free taster session for anyone who has  recently taken up a brass instrument or would like to return to playing.[…]

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Woodside School pilot inspires new brass players

During the Summer term, we ran a pilot scheme aimed at introducing children to the fun of playing a brass instrument. Two sets of group lessons were run as an after-school activity at Woodside Junior School, each lasting five weeks. Ten children participated in each set of lessons. The band[…]

Carnival 2016

—— TEQUILA !!! ——

Band members from all of our three bands came together to lead the annual Amersham Carnival Parade. This year the carnival theme was “Rio” and to set the mood, the band played “Tequila” whilst marching through the town. Band member Kim Speller created a special arrangement of the piece and[…]

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Community Band Exchange

Amersham Community Brass recently took part in a broad ranging community concert at the Elgiva Theatre, Chesham; which featured a number of  local bands together with a visiting orchestra from France. The event had been organised by Bucks Learning Trust Music and Amersham Band was invited as we are active[…]

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A bit of Summer Madness

Pop Group Madness have stepped in to create a very special message just for our supporters. Regular Amersham Band audiences will be familiar with the band’s rendition of “Baggy Trousers” by Madness. Our Musical Director, Paul Fisher, plays trombone in the Madness horn section and he asked the boys to[…]

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Friends of Amersham Band – 100 Club

Welcome to Friends of Amersham Band “100 Club” lottery – it’s a great way for you to support us while having a bit of a flutter. This year we have made some changes to the club with lower subscription rates and the option to pay monthly. If you want to[…]

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Brighouse and Rastrick Band in concert with Amersham

The band is delighted to be have been invited to share a stage with the multi-award-winning Brighouse & Rastrick Band, regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. The joint concert was held at the Wycombe Swan on Sunday 12 June 2016. Amersham[…]

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A Winning Weekend

It has been a busy but rewarding weekend for the band. On Friday we traveled up to Saddleworth to take part in the annual Whit Friday marches. The band played at six villages, starting at Debshaw, then Delph and Diggle. Although the evening started off dry, by the time we had[…]

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Band wins District Community Award

The band is delighted to have been awarded the Chiltern District Council Community Group Award. This recognises the contribution that the band has made to the community, entertaining local residents. The Award was presented by District Councillor Graham Harris, who acknowledged the 170 year heritage of the band and praised[…]

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Our 2016 Solo Competition Winners

        The band held its annual solo competition on Sunday 28 February. There were 18 entries including solos, duets, a trio and a quintet, with the competition divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced sections. Professor Gordon Campbell was the adjudicator and he generously gave every performer a[…]