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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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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