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St Austell Awards

The St Austell Band has been handing out their annual awards.

St Austell


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


Resident MD, Aaron Harvey, was presented with the Chairman's 'Player of the Year' award for his overall contribution both musically and non musically to the band, whilst the ‘Players Player’ went to trombonist Rob Faro.

The light hearted 'King Moment' Award went to the Percussion section of Hayley Tangye, Zoe Teague and Zena Walker, and 2nd horn player Roger Nicholls was awarded 'Most Agricultural Player'!

2010 also saw the St Austell Junior Band continue to grow as they attended both the Bugle and South West Brass Band Association Contests4BR

Youth success

2010 also saw the St Austell Junior Band continue to grow as they attended both the Bugle and South West Brass Band Association Contests.

Youth awards were presented to Daniel Hall, Carys Brush, Jacob Griffiths, Jack Harvey, whilst the back row cornet section won the special cornet award for their fantastic work at the recent SWBBA contest.

Associated Board exam certificates were also presented to Daniel Hall and Mae Hollebon.

Throughout 2010 St Austell Band Club Members raised £1,500 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance, and at the concert a cheque was presented to a representative from the charity.

Brian Turner

Turner prize for Brighouse & Rastrick

March 23 • National Champion announces Vice Presidency link with celebrity chef and long time Brighouse fan Brian Turner CBE.


Ten grand reasons for celebration for A4 Brass Quartet

March 23 • The A4 Brass Quartet has claimed the £10,000 first prize at the acclaimed Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition.


Leonard retires after 25 years of innovative leadership

March 23 • Keith Leonard has announced his retirement as MD after 25 years of service with Derwent Brass.

Band Supplies

Great deals on offer from Band Supplies

March 23 • There are some brilliant ex-demo and second hand deals on at the moment from Band Supplies

Croydon Citadel Band - The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army

Saturday 24 March • The Salvation Army. Booth Rd. Croydon. CR0 1XY CR0 1XY

Black Dyke Band - Newtown (Powys)

Saturday 24 March • Theatre Hafren, Llanidloes Rd, Newtown SY16 4HU

Leyland Band - Annual Patrons' Concert

Sunday 25 March • Chorley Town Hall PR7 1DP

South London Fellowship Band - Royal Tunbridge Wells Songsters

Monday 26 March • The Salvation Army. Royal Tunbridge Wells Corps. Bayhall Road. Tunbridge Wells TN2 4UT

Foden's Band - Sandbach Town Hall - Heritage Launch

Tuesday 27 March • Sandbach Town Hall,High St, Sandbach CW11 1AX

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 24 • Our third section B Band are looking for Cornet and Trombone players. Rehearsals Friday's 7.00 - 8.15pm and Sunday mornings 10.00 - 12.15pm Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse. Our Saturday morning training band is also looking for players. All abilities.

Clifton and Lightcliffe Band

March 24 • Second Section band we are looking for a 2nd Trombone and back row cornet. We have a busy concert calendar and a trip to Italy planned for August 2018. Based at Bailiff Bridge Brighouse.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 23 • REPIANO CORNET are you the right person for this seat, we have a sensible mix of concerts and contests with a Germany trip in 2019. Also a 5th place at the yorkshire areas in the 1st section we are looking to build on this for the future.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer