Brass Alive Aid ready to kick off... The second International Brass Band Week, under the title of Brass Alive Aid, will see almost 60 events will take place over the next ten days, with performances in USA and Australia augmenting those throughout the UK. Much of the proceeds from the performances will go to Brass Band Aid and it is hoped that a significant sum can be raised for this worthy charity. Prizes are on offer for the band making the most significant contribution to Brass Band Week, the best contribution by a youth band, the best contribution by an overseas band and to the band staging the most original event during the week. There’s plenty for everyone, with a variety of events to suit most tastes, so please support your local band as it does its bit for Brass Band Week. Friday 19 May 2006 Jedburgh Jedforest Instrumental Band & Abbey Brass Display of band memorabilia and photos in shop in High Street for following ten days. 11.00 Leyburn Leyburn Brass Band (George Lundberg) Concert to celebrate the founding of Leyburn Station 150 years ago 19.30 Groby, Leicestershire Ratby Co-op Youth Band, Ratby Co-op Mid band, Groby College Groups, Linden Chior and the Pipes and Drums of the Seaforth Highlanders. Annual Musik Fest in Groby Community College. Entry: £5-6.00 19.30 Paignton, Devon Torbay Brass Band (Trevor Naughton) Last Night of the Proms with guest vocalist, Vikki Norton. Concert in Salvation Army, Princess Street Entry: £3.00 (concessions £2.00). Proceeds, donated to charity arranged by 7 year-old Liam Sweet, will go to Zambia to provide water pumps. Everyone purchasing a ticket will receive a free ticket from the band for Torbay Concert Band’s concert on Saturday 20 May. Contact: 01803 873410. 19.30 Alloa, Clackmannan. Clackmannan District Brass Band Concert in Moncrieff Church Entry: £5. Tickets available from band members or at the door. 19.30 Astley, Manchester Astley Youth Training Band Concert in St. Stephen's Church. For further information, please contact Helen Minshall on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07739 577354 Saturday 20 May Alresford Hampshire County Youth Band, Hampshire County Training Band & Hampshire County Junior Band Annual Open Day in , Perrins Community School. At this event, potential recruits for September 2006 will join the three bands in a two-and-a-half hour rehearsal on Saturday morning. The 150+ regular members expect to be augmented by an additional 50-60 instrumentalists who come along to ‘see what we are all about’. Each of the three bands will rehearse a short programme of new repertoire and will present a concert at 1pm before a packed hall comprising parents, supporters, teachers and 70 invited Hampshire councellors. New repertoire being presented will include African Funk by Alan Fernie. Contact: Jock McKenzie (Director - Hampshire County Youth Bands) Entry: Free, retiring collection for BBA. Johnstone Johnstone Band Johnstone Festival. The band will take part in the main parade. 11.00-16.00 Stevenage, Hertfordshire Hitchin Band (Ian Graves) Herts Garden Show in the grounds of Knebworth House, at which the band will be playing at the same location as the likes of The Rolling Stones, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Oasis and Robbie Williams - the difference is, Hitchin plays Knebworth twice a year, every year! Entry: £7.00 - includes admission to gardens of Knebworth House and Dinosaur Trail. Parking free 11.00 Carter Bar (the Scotland/England border on the A68) Jedforest Instrumental Band & Abbey Brass (Cameron Mabon) Welcome to Scotland Concert - an informal concert for the hundreds of tourists that stop at the border viewpoint. Event coincides with publication of 5th quarterly band newsletter. 12.00-13.00 Sheffield Woodhouse Prize Band (Graham Cook and Jonathan Davis) Open Day at Birley Spa, a local historical site. Entry: free 19.00 Macclesfield Macclesfield Youth Brass Band (Louise Renshaw) Spring Concert in Morton Community Hall, Union Road Entry:- £4 adults and £2 Concessions Tickets can be purchased by contacting Louise Renshaw on 01625 617613 or via the band’s website on www.mybb.org.uk 19.30 Torquay Torbay Concert Band (Mike Stevenson.) Concert in St. Mathews Church, Walnut Road. Entry: £3.00 Contact: 01803 873410. 19.30 Innerleithen St Ronan's Silver Band and St. Ronan's Future Band St Ronan's at the Movies in Memorial Hall. Entry: £4.50 (£3.50). For details, telephone 31721 or contact email@example.com or www.stronansband.org 19.30 Aberdeen Granite City Brass and YBS Band (Professor David King) Concert, masterclass and workshop with YBS Band in the Music Hall. An organised masterclass/workshop open to all young brass musicians in the city and shire. The group will perform the piece rehe***** on stage during the YBS concert. Members of YBS Band providing tuition for the class are: David King, Sheona White, Stuart Lingard, Steve Walsh, Hayley Moore and Jonathon Beatty. 19.30 Atherton, Manchester Astley Youth Band Concert in Atherton Parish Church. For further information, please contact Helen Minshall on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07739 577354 19.30 Glasgow King's Park Brass Concert in Pollokshaws Methodist Church, Shawholm Crescent G43 1NY Entry: by donation to NCH Groby, Leicestershire Ratby Co-op Band, Foss Brass Ensemble, Tchabus Ladies Harmony, Leicester Co-op Band and the Trombone Choir. Concert in Groby Community College Entry: £5-6.00. Contact Philip on 0116 2386510 or Malcom Pounder on 0116 2386954 for details Sunday 21 May Throughout the day Motherwell Coalburn Silver Senior and Junior bands Choices for Life in Strathclyde Country Park. Performance during the afternoon at this event being held throughout the day as part of a joint initiative between North and South Lanarkshire Councils to promote activities for children within their local communities 10.30-17.00 Gorebridge, Midlothian St. David’s Brass The band takes part in the Arniston Fair Charity Event at Arniston House. The event is in aid of Friends of Midlothian's Children. Entry: £3.00 for adults and children (under 5's free). Concessions £2.50 for unemployed, OAPs and disabled 11.00-16.00 Stevenage, Hertfordshire Hitchin Band (Ian Graves) Herts Garden Show in the grounds of Knebworth House. Entry: £7.00 - includes admission to gardens of Knebworth House and Dinosaur Trail. Parking free 12.00 Conisbrough Castle Barnsley Building Society Band Entry:£4.50, Concessions £3.25. Children, £2,65 (family tickets available) Further information from Nick Smith on 01709 863329 or email email@example.com The band will also appear at Dearne Valley at 14.00 14:00-16:00 Pocklington Woodhouse Prize Band (Graham Cook and Jonathan Davis) Concert at Burnby Hall Gardens Entry: An entrance fee is payable to get into the gardens. On a lovely, sunny Sunday afternoon, nowhere can be more beautiful. 14.00 Marion, Australia Marion City Band Scholarship Concert - a jam-packed afternoon of entertainment, featuring the 2006 Scholarship winners: Elizabeth McDonald on baritone, Jonathon Shinnick on euphonium and Beth Rackham on cornet and trumpet. Warriparinga Brass, the training band will also be performing for the first time this year. Highlights will include Hanmer's Alice in Wonderland and band vocalists Natalie Bond, Dean McDonald and David Vinall. Afternoon tea is provided and tickets are available at the door. Entry: AUS$5 16.00 North Andover, Massachusetts (USA) New England Brass (Boston, USA) (Douglas Yeo) Concert in Trinitarian Congregational Church, The program will include The Year of the Dragon (Philip Sparke), Hymn of the Highlands (Philip Sparke), Reunion and Finale from Gettysburg (Randy Edelman arr. Andrew Duncan) and more. Soloists include principal cornet, Terry Everson (Bess, You is My Woman Now - Gershwin/arr. Drover), principal euphonium, Leif Reslow (Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair - Foster/arr. Howarth) and the band's trombone section, Don Lucas, Al Stickland, Ken Griffin and Don Kittle (My Shepherd - arr. Brenton Broadhurst). Entry: Free, with offering 18.00-21.00 Jedburgh Jedforest Instrumental Band & Abbey Brass (Cameron Mabon & Alan Fernie) Open rehearsal in Band Hall, 1 The Friars. Members of the public are invited to come and hear Abbey Brass rehearsing, followed by Jedforest Instrumental. Tea, coffee, biscuits. Entry: free 19.30 Carlton, Nottingham Newstead Band (2006 Midland Area Champion and British Open Senior Cup winner), Newstead Youth Band (4th Section National Finalist 2006), Danielle Hursthouse (former member of Cantamus Girls Choir) & Carlton le Willow's School Chamber Choir. (Duncan Beckley and Paul Whyley) Last Night of the Proms in Richard Herrod Leisure Centre, Foxhill Road, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1RL Entry: £5 at the door. Proceeds to Samaritans telephone counselling service. Monday 22 May 11.00-12.00 Stalham Stalham Brass Band (Tim Thirst) Presentation about brass band music in local primary school. 18.30 Coalburn Coalburn Junior Band Open rehearsal in Coalburn Band Hall. Invitations extended to everyone. 20.00-22:00 Torquay Torbay Brass Band (Trevor Naughton & Mike Stevenson) The band will appear at Montpellior Road. Entry: Everyone pays a pound. Come along and have a blow, join in the fun. All standards welcome as well as spectators. A time to make music and raise money for Brass Band Aid. For further details, contact:01803-329320 Tuesday 23 May 11.00-12.00 Stalham Stalham Brass Band (Tim Thirst) Presentation about brass band music in local primary school. 19.00-21.00 Stalham Brass Band Open Rehearsal 19.30-21.30 Coalburn Coalburn Silver Band Open rehearsal in Coalburn Band Hall. Invitations extended to everyone. 19.30 Kirkintilloch Kirkintilloch Band (Steve Bastable) Open Rehearsal in the Band Hall, 17a Old Mill Park, Industrial Estate. The band will be rehearsing Paganini Variations for the All-England Masters International on 28 May. Phone 07771 867874 for directions if required. 19.30 Dunfermline Dunfermline Town Band Concert at Carnock Church Entry: £4.00 (concessions £2.00) Wednesday 24 May 11.00-12.00 Stalham Stalham Brass Band (Tim Thirst) Presentation about brass band music in local primary school. 19.00-20.30 Jedburgh Abbey Brass Jedforest (Cameron Mabon) Open Rehearsal in Band Hall, 1 The Friars. Members of the public are invited to come and hear Abbey Brass Jedforest rehearsing. Coffee & biscuits available. Entry: free 19.30 Loanhead, Midlothian Loanhead Brass Roots and MacTaggart Scott Loanhead Band Joint concert in Loanhead Miner's Welfare Club. Tickets are available from Robin Henderson on 0131 440 1191. 19.30 Clydebank Burgh Band (Chris Mitchell) Spring Brass in Kilbowie St. Andrew's Church, Kilbowie Road. Entry: £6.00 adults (£4.00 concessions). Refreshments are included. Advance Tickets can be bought from Sally Goddard on 0141 570 0294 Penicuik, Midlothian Penicuik Silver Band Beating the Retreat. Parade through town. Thursday 25 May 10.00-11.00 Stalham Stalham Brass Band (Tim Thirst) Presentation about brass band music in local first school. 19.00 Jedburgh Jedforest Instrumental Band Open Rehearsal in Band Hall, 1 The Friars. Members of the public are invited to come and hear Jedforest Instrumental rehearsing. Tea, coffee & biscuits available. Entry: free Friday 26 May 10.00-11.00 Stalham Stalham Brass Band (Tim Thirst) Presentation about brass band music in local middle school. 11.00-12.00 Stalham Stalham Brass Band (Tim Thirst) Presentation about brass band music in local high school. 12.30-16.00 Stalham Stalham Brass Band (Tim Thirst) Exhibition of band history and try your hand at playing for adults and children in Stalham centre. 18.00-19.30 Stalham Stalham Brass Band (Tim Thirst) Music at St. Mary's Church, Stalham, for Art Exhibition Saturday 27 May Morning Mauchline Newmilns & Galston Band Concert at the Holy Fayre as part of the Burns and a' that Festival. Port Seton Dalkeith & Monktonhall Band Soloists and Ensemble Contest 19.00-21.00 Murton, Co. Durham Murton Colliery Band and Murton Churches Concert in Holy Trinity Church Entry: £2.00. 19.00 Credition, Devon Credition Town Band (Chris Richards) & Oranje Band from the Netherlands. Concert in Credition Parish Church. The concert will feature the first public performance of The Crediton Craftsman, written by Goff Richards in memory of Ron Hamlin, a long time member of the band. For details, contact Chris Richards on 01363 775987 19.30 Scunthorpe The East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band (Jim Davies) The Plowright Theatre, Laneham Street. Entry: £8.50 (£7.50 concessions). 19.30 Jedburgh Jedforest Instrumental Band & Abbey Brass (Cameron Mabon & Alan Fernie) Kaleidoscope Concert in Town Hall. This is a big weekend for Jedburgh – its new Music Festival ,Kaleidoscope, takes place, as well as an arts festival and a continental market. Entry: £5 / £4 from shops in Jedburgh and Kelso, band members and at the door. For more details, see the band’s website - www.Jedforest InstrumentalBand.org.uk 19.30 Linlithgow, West Lothian. Linlithgow Reed & Unison Kinneil bands Joint Concert in St. Michael’s Church to celebrate LRB Golden Jubilee Entry: £5.00 (£4.00 concessions). Sunday 28 May 15.00 Biggar, South Lanarkshire Coalburn Silver and Junior Bands Hilltop Concert on Tinto Hill. Both the senior and junior arms of the band will take part in a sponsored walk to the top of Tinto Hill near Biggar, South Lanarkshire and play a concert at the summit (569 meters above sea level). All money raised to be donated to the band's instrument fund and Brass Band Aid. 15.00 South Queensferry Queensferry Community Band with Dalmeny Primary School Choir and local churches. Songs of Praise on Dalmeny Village Green. Crathes Granite City Brass Concert at Crathes Vintage Vehicle Rally. Penicuik, Midlothian Penicuik Silver Band Slow Melody Competition. Monday 29 May 19.30 St. Boswells St Boswells Concert Band Concert in Village Hall.