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Newstead plan to get bigger and better

Newstead announce ambitious plans for 2008.

Newstead
 

Nottinghamshire based Newstead Welfare Band Organisation has announced that in future its progressive youth band will in future be known as Newstead Abbey Brass.

New title

The new title reflects the addition of several adults to the band. Since its formation in 2001, the band has enjoyed plenty of success having made two trips to the National Finals in Harrogate and from this January having been promoted to the 3rd section.

Emphasis on youth

In order to help with the teaching and development of the band and to stabilise the membership, particularly where a number of the younger players are likely to move away to university each year, it was felt that a number of adults around the stands would bring the stability required. The emphasis however will remain firmly towards developing the youth element of the band.

The name Newstead 'Abbey' Brass was chosen by ballot across the organisation and reflects the bands close proximity to the Abbey itself4BR

Abbey Brass

The name Newstead 'Abbey' Brass was chosen by ballot across the
organisation and reflects the bands close proximity to the Abbey itself.

In addition the third band in the Newstad organisation, Newstead Training Band is being relaunched this month. The band already has a number of learners and beginners within the group but the band is always on the outlook for more to join with the added bonus of free instruments and tuition.

One umbrella

Newstead Brass, Newstead Abbey Brass and Newstead Training Band will
reside firmly under the umbrella of the Newstead Welfare Band Organisation.

The principal Musical Director for the whole organisation is Duncan
Beckley and he is abley assisted byLynden Cooper, Paul Whyley (MD of Newstead Abbey Brass) and Phil White.

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