Welcome to the new online home of Lions Youth Brass. This is the place to find all our news, concerts and events, lots of pictures and the occasional video of the bands.
If you’re looking for older content, the old site is still at www.lionsyouthbrass.co.uk for the time being. We’ll put any important stuff onto the new site before the old one is retired.
So far, tour has gone really well.
We played two concerts yesterday; one at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the afternoon, where the band played really well – debuting many new pieces and solos that have not been played by the band in a while, including Caruso – a flugel and cornet duet played by Emily and Emma and Live and Let Die – a soprano cornet solo played by Jake.
Of course, tour wouldn’t be tour without some classic LYB pieces, such as Sweet Gingerbread Man or Offenbach’s Can Can, so they featured as well.
Our second concert of the day was in Llandudno Town Hall. At this concert, LYB shared the stage with singer Clara Bloom, who was incredibly entertaining and an enjoyable watch.
We also had some good new pieces to play tonight – including ‘The Wind Beneath My Wings’ a trombone solo played by Oliver.
Our first day of tour 2019 was thoroughly enjoyable, yet very tiring. Two concerts down, six to go!
By Emily and Alex Miles
Follow Lions Youth Brass
The band is currently on tour in North Wales and all of the latest information can be found on social media – including pictures, live videos, and more.
The weekend started on Saturday 6th July at 10:45 as the Junior band set off with coach driver, Jose, to compete in Brasstonbury!
We had a great journey and arrived at 1pm ready to rehearse before the big performance!
Everyone gave a brilliant performance and were a credit to the organisation.
The hard work paid off as they were awarded 2nd place!
After their brilliant performance there was just enough time to award our youngsters with an ice-cream before hopping on the coach back to Sandbach…the sun was shining after all.
Our weekend of music didn’t end there as on Sunday all three bands were invited to Congleton Park to entertain the crowds as it was National Picnic in the Park Day! In case you missed it, we’ve added some videos of the performances below but you can always watch more on our Facebook page!
Want to watch all three of our bands in action? Join us at King’s High Scool in Macclesfield on 13th July 2019 at 7:30pm.
We would like to congratulate our Beginners Band Musical Director, Megan Bousfield, on securing a place to further her music studies, at the Royal Scottish Academy Music.
This will mean that at the end of the summer term she will have to stand down from her role from our organisation.
A full resume of Megan’s time with the band will appear following her final concert with the band at Macclesfield on 13th July.
We are delighted to announce that Jamie Sharp has been appointed as the Musical Director of our Beginners Band.
Jamie, who was a music student at Sandbach School and graduated from the Royal Northern College Of Music, is now the Head Of Music at the Knutsford Academy High School.
Jamie has considerable ensemble leadership experience and we see him as the ideal candidate to inspire the next generation of young Lions.
There will be a phased introduction to Lions during the final weeks of the Summer term as the players and parents have an opportunity to see what is in store for them in the new academic year and then Jamie will take overall control from August 1st.
We look forward to a new an exciting era for our Beginners Section.