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St Austell celebrate

The players and supporters of the St Austell Band have had plenty to celebrate in the past twelve months.

St Austell


The St Austell Town & Youth bands recently held their annual Christmas Concert which also saw the presentation of thier player awards.

Top Award

This year Michael Jackson was presented with the Chairman's 'Player of the Year' award, whilst light hearted 'King Moment' Award went to flugel player Caroline Hooper and bass trombonist Ben Minear was awarded 'Most Agricultural Player'.

2009 saw the St Austell Youth Band grow in numbers under the leadership of David Mumford and they attended the local Music Festival, winning first prize4BR

Youth Awards

On a more serious note, 2009 saw the St Austell Youth Band grow in numbers under the leadership of David Mumford and they attended the local Music Festival, winning first prize.

Youth awards were won by Carys Brush, Daniel Hall, Mae Hollebon and Josh Poet Pearce.


Throughout 2009 St Austell Band Club Members raised nearly £1,500 for the Cornwall Care Hospice. At the concert a cheque was presented to a representative from the Cornwall Care Hospice. The charity for 2010 will be the Cornwall Air Ambulance.


Plans set for Bolsover Summer School

February 24 • More exciting plans have been put in place for the sixth Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School led by Steven Mead in July — and you can be a part of it...


RNCM announces major Philip Jones Brass Ensemble competition

February 24 • A major partnership between the RNCM in Manchester and Ursula Jones will see the hosting of the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition in July 2019.

Centre Stage

Drum rolls please — and keep it deliberately quiet

February 24 • The new MP-Drum from Centre Stage Percussion is being unveiled at the North West Regional Championship.


2018 Spring Festival details announced

February 24 • The list of bands competing at the 98th British Open Spring Festival have been announced by the contest organisers.

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU

Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ

Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.

West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact

The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team

David W. Ashworth

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator