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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A bit of Summer Madness

Pop Group Madness have stepped in to create a very special message just for our supporters. Regular Amersham Band audiences will be familiar with the band’s rendition of “Baggy Trousers” by Madness. Our Musical Director, Paul Fisher, plays trombone in the Madness horn section and he asked the boys to[…]

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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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Merry Christmas – A festive end to a brilliant year

Merry Christmas to all our Supporters. Our Christmas Concert on 13 December played to a packed audience and was a highlight of the band’s year. The concert featured Amersham Band, Community Brass and Brass Roots, in their debut performance. As is the tradition, the band awards were presented. Congratulations to[…]

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Popular Horn player passes away

It is with sadness that we report that John Allison, 2nd horn player with Amersham Community Brass, passed away peacefully at home after losing his battle with Myeloma. John joined the training band several years ago and he was an active, loyal and popular member of the band. More recently when[…]

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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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Don’t Miss the Community MusicFest

Our popular annual MusicFest returns with an entertaining evening of music and song by the very best in our community. The band is in top form following promotion to the National Championship Second Section and has been working on an exciting new repertoire. We are also delighted to announce the[…]

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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 Band is now a registered charity

We are pleased to report that the Charity Commission has accepted our application and that Amersham Band is now a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Our Charity Registration Number is 1162520. The key objective for the new Amersham Band CIO is to improve, develop and advance the public education in, and[…]

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