Big Band Bonanza

We are proud to be hosting a joint concert with the fabulous AKG Big Band from Bensheim, Germany. The band has put together a programme for an afternoon of great music-making featuring its Brass Roots beginner group, Amersham Community Brass, Amersham Band and our special guests the AKG band from[…]

Best of Brass

Trumpet virtuoso Mike Lovatt and the fabulous Fodens Band headline our Best of Brass Concert which of course also features Amersham Band. Following our highly successful joint concert with Brighouse and Rastrick Band last summer, we decided to go a step further and add a top soloist together with a[…]

A giant sausage

It’s not often that the band comes across a giant sausage floating in the High Street. We were invited to provide a marching band to be filmed as part of a commercial. Twelve band members got the chance to experience an afternoon being on a film set as the story-line[…]

Southern Counties Champions

The band scooped the first prize in the Southern Counties Entertainment Contest B Section, making this the third outright win in just four years. A standout performance from the band earned full marks for both entertainment value and presentation. Adjudicator Helen Williams commented on the excellent choice of music and[…]

Vintage Foden Lorry

What has a Fodens Lorry got to do with Amersham Band? The legendary Fodens Motor Works Band, now known as Fodens Band, is headlining our next major concert at the Barbirolli Hall in Chorleywood. This is a not-to-be missed event as the concert also features trumpet virtuoso Mike Lovatt in our[…]

Everyone’s a Winner

Adjudicator Lewis Rowlands had a challenge on his hands in choosing the winners of our solo competition held on 7 May. There was a wide range of entries, including solos, duets and two separate family trios from the Collins and Hutchinson families. In presenting the results, Lewis gave some great[…]

Can you help?

We have applied for planning permission to build a new bandroom in Amersham. Please help us to persuade the planners to approve our proposal. We will only succeed if local people express their support. Continue reading to find out how to help; a simple email to the planners is all that[…]

Countess Howe becomes band President

The band is delighted to announce that Countess Howe has been appointed as our new President. Countess Howe lives locally and has a music and teaching background.  She holds a range of community governance positions including President of the Epilepsy Society, County President of St John Ambulance, Chair of Trustees[…]

Emily the Acrobat

Our rising star trombone player, 12 year old Emily Nicolas performed “The Acrobat” a well known trombone solo, as part of the Acrobat Challenge. This is a social network appeal in aid of Stephen Sykes, a young trombone player who is suffering from cancer. The appeal, which is based on[…]

Prizes and Promotion

On 18 March the band achieved an historical first by securing promotion to the First Section in the National Brass Band Championships. At the annual regional contest in Stevenage, the band played a piece entitled Rhapsody in Brass, winning second place and also the trophy for the best trombone section.[…]