Bandroom Plans Approved

We are delighted to announce that our plans for a new bandroom in Amersham have been approved by a majority decision of the Chiltern District Planning Committee. Band Chairman, Fred Harrison, said “This is fantastic news for the band. We have also signed the lease for the land and so[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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Rothschild Foundation supports Bandroom Appeal

We are delighted to have received a grant from the Rothschild Foundation to help us to establish our Brass Academy. The £5,000 grant will add to the appeal fund which has already grown to over £40,000. Band Chairman, Fred Harrison said “It is brilliant to have the support of the[…]

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Anisha wins soloist prize at contest debut

On Sunday 25 October, Amersham Community Brass took to the stage for its very first contest – with trombone player Anisha Khilji walking away with the best soloist trophy. The band had been invited to take part in the Addlestone Challenging Brass event which is a friendly competition between four[…]

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