May 2018 – Thornbury Town Band are very pleased to announce that Richard Pellow has joined the band. Richard has played cornet for many years and has come back to banding after a gap to establish his career. We are delighted to welcome him to the front row.
3rd January – First rehearsal of the year and work started on the programme for the March concert in St James Church Tytherington.
10th January – Samples of the bands new jackets were delivered today for sizing and evaluation.
3rd December – The band played carols at St Michael’s CoE Primary School for the opening of the Christmas fair.
20th December – The band played for a very well attended and extremely vocal communal carol singing event in aid of the Lardlords Charity at the Anchor in Oldbury
24th December – The band enjoyed Christmas Eve playing for a communal carol singing event in aid of the Froud Foundation at The Bowl in Almondsbury
We were extremely fortunate to have Owen Farr lead our practice on 1st November 2016. The band had been preparing for the GBBA event on 20th November and felt that we would benefit from some world class musical interpretation. Owen led us for an intensive workshop with humour and with passion and despite being unfamiliar with the music, the band responded well to his direction and explanation for how to read and interpret phrases and movements. All at the practice commented how enjoyable it had been, despite working hard and how much had been learned.
We hope that Owen might be able to take us again when we are working towards a specific event in the future.
Owen Farr will be taking Thornbury Town band in a workshop on the contest pieces for the GBBA Own Choice Contest. This will be an excellent event and we hope the band gains a lot of insight and inspiration from it.
The Band gets a new website! We hope the new band website will be a fantastic source of information for band members and the general public. This website will show the current status of the band and aim to promote the band to the public and to the wider brass band community.
Please feel free to take a look around, view our upcoming events and our band history.
Thank you to all those involved with the production of the new website.
The website is designed to work on all devices including a mobile phone version!