Off to the National Finals

The band is competing in the Second Section of the Finals of the National Brass Band Championships on Saturday 16 September.  The band is only one of two bands representing the London and Southern Counties region, having been awarded second place in the Regional Contest earlier in the Year.  Chairman[…]

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MusicFest 2017

Amersham Band’s popular annual MusicFest returns to the Elgiva on Saturday 7th October with an entertaining evening of music and song by the very best in our community. The band is in top form having secured first prize in a recent Southern Counties entertainment contest at Crawley and has been[…]

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Best of Brass

Trumpet virtuoso Mike Lovatt and the fabulous Fodens Band headline our Best of Brass Concert which of course also features Amersham Band. Following our highly successful joint concert with Brighouse and Rastrick Band last summer, we decided to go a step further and add a top soloist together with a[…]

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A giant sausage

It’s not often that the band comes across a giant sausage floating in the High Street. We were invited to provide a marching band to be filmed as part of a commercial. Twelve band members got the chance to experience an afternoon being on a film set as the story-line[…]

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Southern Counties Champions

The band scooped the first prize in the Southern Counties Entertainment Contest B Section, making this the third outright win in just four years. A standout performance from the band earned full marks for both entertainment value and presentation. Adjudicator Helen Williams commented on the excellent choice of music and[…]

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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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Can you help?

We have applied for planning permission to build a new bandroom in Amersham. Please help us to persuade the planners to approve our proposal. We will only succeed if local people express their support. Continue reading to find out how to help; a simple email to the planners is all that[…]

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Countess Howe becomes band President

The band is delighted to announce that Countess Howe has been appointed as our new President. Countess Howe lives locally and has a music and teaching background.  She holds a range of community governance positions including President of the Epilepsy Society, County President of St John Ambulance, Chair of Trustees[…]

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Prizes and Promotion

On 18 March the band achieved an historical first by securing promotion to the First Section in the National Brass Band Championships. At the annual regional contest in Stevenage, the band played a piece entitled Rhapsody in Brass, winning second place and also the trophy for the best trombone section.[…]

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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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