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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.

Sheona White

White joins adjudication association

June 19 • Sheona White is the latest high profile recruit to join the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators


Superb UK deals on Besson 180th Anniversary instruments

June 19 • UkBrassHire has a number of limited edition Besson 180th anniversary instruments available to buy or hire — so get in touch now not to miss out.


Pennine partnership adds extra levels of musical Strata

June 18 • A new musical partnership between Pennine Music and Strata Brass will give customers the chance to sample new releases with an authentic sound...


Inside information gives brass bands Radio 3 boost

June 18 • Not all is lost on the BBC for brass bands if we can get more insight and passion for the medium from the likes of conductor Greg Beardsall.

Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Torbay Brass Band

June 19 • Torbay Brass Band is looking for trombone and cornet players to join their current set up. We are a friendly hard working group who really would welcome such players into our fold. So if you are looking to join a band or returning to playing....?

Crewe Brass

June 19 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.

Hade Edge Band

June 19 • An opportunity has arisen at Hade Edge Band for an Eb bass player to join our very friendly First Section Band. We rehearse on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Hade Edge Band Room, Greave Road, Hade Edge from 8pm to 10pm

Jonathan Pippen

Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician