Welcome to the online home of Lions Youth Brass.
This is the place to find all our news, concerts and events, lots of pictures and videos of the bands.

 

New Musical Director for Lions Academy Band

Charlotte Birch : 22 September 2022 7:45 am : Home, Junior Band, News

We are very pleased to announce that we have appointed Peter McDonough as Musical Director of our Academy Band.

Peter graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with Distinction in Euphonium Performance in 2019. Since then he has taught at many schools and ensembles including Weaverham High School, Chetham’s School of Music and St Helen’s Youth Brass Band.

Peter is currently Principal Euphonium with WFEL Fairey Band and was recently awarded the prize for Best Euphonium at The British Open Brass Band Championships earlier this month.

We are very excited to see what’s in store for our Academy Band!

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Proclamation marking the accession of King Charles III

Charlotte Birch : 12 September 2022 11:15 am : Home, News, Youth Band

Yesterday, 11th September 2022, players from Lions Youth Brass joined together with members of other local brass bands to perform the National Anthem as the town formally recognised King Charles III.

The town of Sandbach sing the words “God save The King” for the first time, accompanied by players from several local brass bands.

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September is here!

Charlotte Birch : 8 September 2022 12:10 pm : News

After what feels like the longest summer break ever, Lions Youth Brass are back and preparing for a very exciting academic year!

We have a jam packed year ahead of us and we can’t wait to share it with you! To see all upcoming events, please head to our events page.

We welcome all young people to come and join Lions Youth Brass. No brass playing experience is necessary, just a willingness to try your hardest, and regularly attend rehearsals and playing engagements. Membership is £10 per month which includes the loan of an instrument, tuition and uniform.

We have a progressive system which allows players to join as absolute beginners from the age of 6 upwards and advance through our Debut, Academy and Youth bands up to the age of 18 years.

We rehearse at Sandbach School, Crewe Road Sandbach, every Tuesday night, and we are very proud of our close working relationship with the school. 

If you already play a brass or percussion instrument and want to join a band please contact us and we will assign you to the right band depending on your experience and ability. However, you do not need to have played an instrument before to join; you don’t even need to have an instrument.

If you are a beginner you will be offered the choice of any of the brass band instruments. One of our debut band tutors will take you out for a few lessons to start which will helps players settle into the band.

The loan of an instrument is provided as part of the subscription (£10pm) and the instrument is upgraded to match each player’s progress through our sections.

Once you join you will be surprised how quickly you make new friends as you work as a team to improve your playing and enjoy a wide range of music and activities. If you are interested, take the first step today and get in touch.

A number of our conductors and tutors are also private tutors. Private lessons can only be organised with them directly and are not associated with Lions Youth Brass.

Contact us at lionsyouthbrass@yahoo.co.uk or call 07760867047.

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