Hear our historic band at Heritage Day

With it’s 170 year history, Amersham Band will provide the ideal entertainment for Amersham’s Heritage Day on Sunday 13 September. Band historian, Caroline Perkins has carried out extensive research in conjunction with the Amersham Museum, which has uncovered the first mention of the band in 1845. There’s a fascinating history of the[…]

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Amersham Community Brass make debut recording

Amersham Community Brass spent a productive Saturday morning recording their very first CD. The recording session was organised by band-member Richard Skepper and took place in the theatre at Amersham and Wycombe College. ACB band manager Caroline Perkins said ” it was a great opportunity for everyone to get experience[…]

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Brass Roots – growing new brass players

Amersham Band is excited to announce the launch of a new “Brass Roots” group for beginner and elementary level players. Band Chairman, Fred Harrison, said ” we want to bring the opportunity of group music-making to more local people and the Brass Roots group is aimed at those who want[…]

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Carnival Parade to be led by Amersham Band

The band will have a major presence at the Amersham Carnival and Town Show on Saturday 27th June. The fairy-tale carnival parade will be headed by the band which is in great shape for marching following the recent trip to Saddleworth to compete in the Whit Friday marches. After the[…]

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Bandroom Appeal

We are starting a major fundraising appeal so that we can buy our own bandroom. Our current rented space is now too small to meet our growing needs. A new bandroom will give us the ability to further expand our bands, and to develop our community brass and beginner groups.[…]

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Band scoops two more trophies

Amersham Band continues to make its mark in the contest arena, this time scooping the 2nd Prize Trophy and the Best Compere prize for conductor Paul Fisher at the SCABA entertainment contest in Crawley. The band was drawn to play first in a field of 9 bands and the early[…]

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Trumpet Star Mike Lovatt joins bands for Spring Concert

Amersham Band and Amersham Community Brass held an inaugural Spring Concert on Saturday 9th May. Star of the show was Mike Lovatt, an internationally recognised trumpet player who performed with both bands, playing a range of big-band, jazz and traditional styles. Mike is Professor of Trumpet at the Royal College of Music, lead[…]

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Sun shines on joint band parade

Amersham Band and Amersham Community Brass joined forces to lead the Scout’s St Georges Day Parade in Aylesbury on Sunday 26th April. For several new band members it was their first experience of marching and it was a good chance to practice for the Whit Friday marches at the end[…]

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Wow! – a 19 horn band

19 horn players sounded forth at our recent workshop. It was a mighty sound. A mix of french horn and tenor horn players of all ages and abilities were put through their paces at  a workshop hosted by Amersham Band. Professional players Richard Wainwright and James Dickinson led the workshop[…]

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Sad news about Band President

We are sad to announce that our longstanding Band President, Robin Richards has passed away. The band feels highly privileged to have had Robin’s support over the many years that he served as President. Robin was first associated with the band when his son Alistair started playing cornet in the[…]

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