Places and Events the band has preformed at this year
Photos taken from onboard the KONINGSDAM on 20.09.2016 by Tien Lun Yao. At Portland Port. Click on photo for larger version.
The Brilliant collectors
More of the Christmas engagements Carols at Portland Marina, Carol Service at St Mary’s Church, Chickerell, Morrisons, Masonic Lodge, Portland and Wyke Square Christmas Carols. The Band also had its Christmas Social
Carols at Wyke
Band Social and prize giving
1st Visit to Morrisons
Thank-you Weymouth Concert Brass for nominating Amelia's Rainbow as their chosen charity for the Weymouth Christmas Tree Festival in Hope Church, Brewers Quay, Weymouth. A charity very close to my heart which has helped countless children in Dorset, and supported their families through tough times.
Jerry Bruton playing a beautiful solo The audience singing and flag waving
Surprise Treats for the Band from the MV Artania at Portland Port
A Busy week for the band. Another visit to Abbotsbury Gardens for their Summer fair on Wednesday, and Easton Gardens Summer fete on Saturday.
First Abbotsbury gardens visit this year
The Band managed to play most of the programme. Unfortunately the rain did interfere
A Summer Symphony a musical bonanza to suit all tastes A concert given jointly by the Weymouth Choral Society and Weymouth Concert Brass at All Saints’ School, Wyke Regis. Under musical directors Helen Brind and Kevin Goodwin. A wonderful an enjoyable for all
The Choir and Band preforming and the band preparing for the concert
Part of the review of the concert from the Dorset Echo. Written by NORMAN HARTLEY.
The concert opened in tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday – starting with a rousing fanfare, specially composed for the occasion by Concert Brass’s director Kevin Goodwin, which immediately established a sense of occasion.
For the full review and a Video taken by Tony Wright of parts of the concert.
Tuesday night rehearsals and refreshments after with Pete who used to be our solo Euphonium player visiting from Canada where he now lives and guests players on holiday David and Carol
First Portland Port engagement of the year as the previous one was cancelled due to the weather.
An enjoyable sunny day in Torquay at the West of England brass band championship.
The band gave a good performance and although there were some good comments from the adjudicators and the British Bandsmen Remarks"Lots to commend in a well-measured reading from Weymouth Concert Brass. Just the occasional loss of focus may cost a few places but a good show" The results were disappointing coming 15 out of 18. The band however, going by other results, think they have done enough to stay in the 3rd section and improve on this year's results.
Test Piece: A Cambrian Suite (Michael Ball) Adjudicators: Jappie Dijkstra and Richard Marshall
1. Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne) (David Boorer)*
2. Weston Brass (Bryn James)*
3. Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver (Joanne Sykes)*
4. Gillingham Imperial Silver (Jim Bennett)
5. Cinderford (David Hayward)
6. Wilton & District (Colin Herbert)
7. St Stythians (James Burns)
8. Swindon Brass (Francis Cowley)
9. Porthleven Town (Tom Bassett)
10. Bratton Silver (Simon Carr)
11. Corsham (Colin Hogg)
12. Bath Spa (Martin Perry)
13. South Molton Town (Gil Taylor)
14. Spinnaker Brass (Ted Howard)
15. Weymouth Concert Brass (Kevin Goodwin)
16. Tewkesbury Town (Nigel Morgan)
17. Chalford Academy (Steve Tubb)
18. Heyl Town (Shaun Marsden)
Weymouth Concert Brass Performance at the Weymouth Music Festival was given the WOW factor from the adjudicator Sharon Coates for an outstanding performance of A Cambrian Suite by Michael Ball . Sharon Coates also kindly gave a few comments on how to improve the performance which were very helpful as we will be playing the same piece at the West of England regional finals next Saturday at Torquay
Gill presented with the Musical Directors Award