Bandroom Appeal

Now that we have the lease and all the permissions to build our new bandroom we are focusing on raising the funds to pay for the construction work. Our project is in five phases. The first phase is complete and we now have the funding in place to start the[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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40 Year Milestone

On 10 March the band celebrated a milestone event – 40 years since the band was reformed after the Second World War. To mark the event, a special cake was baked and iced, then consumed by band members. Band member Rod Stevens, who joined the reformed band in 1977, cut[…]

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Euphonium Star David Childs wows Audience

The 200 strong audience at the Elgiva Theatre had a real treat at Amersham Band’s annual MusicFest concert which featured an international star soloist, David Childs, on Euphonium. The concert, now in its sixth year, was established to showcase local community music groups and has traditionally included a well known[…]

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Band puts aside Brexit during visit to Bensheim

The band has just returned from a fabulous visit to Amersham’s twin town in Germany, Bensheim. Over 30 band members and friends represented Amersham at the annual Bergstrasse Winzerfest Wine Festival, with the band playing at a wide range of events. The highlight was a joint concert with the local[…]

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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[…]

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—— 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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