*
banner

Shrewsbury boost to support further development

Shrewsbury Brass has received a nice festive boost to fund their future development plans.

Shrewsbury
 

Shrewsbury Brass has just received a generous Christmas donation of £1,350 from The Salopian Lodge of Charity and The Shropshire Round Table Lodge.

Delighted

A delighted MD, Steve Pritchard-Jones told 4BR: "This is great news and we are extremely grateful to the Freemasons. The band supports lots of charities in and around Shrewsbury and this grant will help to ensure that we can continue to develop and support our community."

Charity event

The financial boost comes soon after the band, which was only formed in 2012, joined forces with Porthywaen Silver Band, for a major charity event in the town.

60 musicians performed to a capacity audience under the directorship of Steve Pritchard-Jones with a programme that included 'The Army of The Nile', 'Flowerdale' performed by soprano player Wendy Jones, 'Prelude to the 49th Parallel', 'Irish Blessing' and 'Finale' from 'Faust'.

The band supports lots of charities in and around Shrewsbury and this grant will help to ensure that we can continue to develop and support our communityMD. Steve Pritchard-Jones

Pleasure

Band Chairman Phil Tyler added: "It was a pleasure to perform with Porthywaen. It was a fabulous concert and we are hoping for a repeat performance in Oswestry next year."

For Shrewsbury, the concert was one of three major events they performed at during November and December, which included The Shropshire Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance with The Military Wives Choir.

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us with a one-off donation or subscribe from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Fusion gig bag

4BR Shop: Fusion Trumpet Premium Triple Gig Bag

February 22 • The fantastic triple trumpet gig bag from Fusion at Band Supplies through the 4BR Shop. A must have for any player serious about their equipment.


Pennine Music

Pennine ready for Regional road trip

February 22 • Pennine Music and the Brass Band Music Shop will be on the road in the next few weeks to provide their customers with plenty of musical choices after their test-piece rigours...


Winter Gardens

North West contenders ready for 2020 Area battle

February 22 • The qualification process to get to London and Cheltenham starts in Blackpool on Sunday — with a full day of great competitive action.


Car park

Parking problems posed for Huddersfield

February 22 • You will need to make sure you can get a parking space for the Yorkshire Regional Championships in a few week's time.


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU


Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 7Yz


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Academy of Music Horn Ensemble

Friday 28 February • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


The GUS Band - Northampton International Academy

Saturday 29 February • Northampton International Academy. 55 Barrack Rd. Northampton NN1 1AA


Upper Rhondda Brass Band

February 20 • Upper Rhondda NEEDS YOU. To help consolidate the Band, and its position within the grading system at the next Welsh Area Championships, the Band urgently require the following players, Soprano, Solo Cornet, Solo Euphonium and a Percussionist..


Longridge Band

February 20 • Due to retirement the Longridge Band (1st Section North West) require a back row cornet player (position negotiable), Eb bass & percussionist . We have a good mixture of contests/ concerts and a tour to Belgium planned for later in the year.


Escafeld Brass Band Sheffield

February 20 • Escafeld Brass Band Sheffield has vacancies for all instruments. We are a friendly, non-contesting band who practice Friday evenings near Sheffield city centre. Our numbers have declined in recent years but we are very keen to grow again with our new MD.


David Barringer

BMus(Homs)
Conductor and Adjudicator


               

 © 2020 4barsrest.com Ltd