The band had a busy and rewarding weekend at the Regional Contest in Stevenage on 17/18 March. On Saturday, the main band, competing for the first time in the First Section, secured an impressive second place and an invitation to play in the National Finals. Meanwhile, on the second day[…]
2018 sees the Amersham Band celebrate its 175th anniversary. In recognition of this milestone, 4 Bars Rest Editor, Iwan Fox has written a great article about our remarkable history and ambitious future plans. Subtitled “Cricket, Banding and raising £400,000 for the future”, the article covers the history of the band[…]
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We have had a bumper Christmas this year. Our bands played carols and festive music at nearly 20 different events, including our popular Christmas Concert. A really big thank you to all our supporters who donated generously towards our bandroom appeal fund. All together we raised nearly £7,500. The picture[…]
Our annual Amersham Band Awards were presented at our Christmas Concert. Congratulations to the winners who were: Carrie Shield – Most improved player in Brass Roots; Pauline Richards – Amersham Community Band Bandsman of the Year; Emily Nicolas – Amersham Band Bandsman of the Year.
We’re through to the voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund in the £25,000 category and we need your vote for our Bandroom Project. We have been making good progress and have a lease and planning permission in place. We hope to start the enabling works next Spring and have raised £116,000[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]