2020

Weymouth Concert Brass are practising together in groups of 4, 5 or 6 in the open air due to the Covid-19 virus restrictions

Christmas events playing in groups of 6 

Last Christmas Concert for Weymouth Concert Brass for 2020 
Carols on Your Doorstep Wyke Regis

Playing on the Promenade and at the Nothe Fort

   

 

  

   
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Carols at Greenhill Gardens with view of the bay

  

      

At  Weldmar Hospicecare a sextet of the band were filmed playing a selection of carols for their  virtual service.
You can watch their virtual service on their Facebook and YouTube channels from 6:30pm on Tuesday 8th December. Link 

   

Another sextet played carols at the Lugger Inn for their Christmas Market 

    

 

From Nov 5th to Dec 2nd Lockdown again no practise

Just before lockdown the Band trying some of the inside venues to practise

     

 

Due to Lodmoor being unsuitable after heavy rain. The band moved to another venue protected from the wind by trees and building





Fantastic Sunday afternoon at Lodmoor

    

        

    

Weekend playing at Lodmoor in October

     

     

     

Evenings are getting darker in October for playing

    

Making the most of good September weather with our small group playing in the open mainly in the morning or afternoon at the weekends evenings are getting darker The latest photos taken on a warm sunny late September day



   

     


 

   

 

 

The weather change for the better so more quintet playing on Thursday evening

 

   

 

Weymouth Concert Brass are practising together again in groups of 5 or 6 after a relaxation of social distancing

Two groups of six playing at lodmoor and one group playing at All Saints Wyke

 

  
 
Due to advice from the BBE that more research is needed before we play together, the band will not be continuing our Quintet playing. But we had a happy 2 weeks playing out again.

Weymouth Concert Brass  are practising together again by forming into 4 groups to play Quintet music in 4 outside locations.  

Some photo snaps of the groups



              

   

   

    
 
During the Lockdown many of the band members have been playing on Thursday 8pm and other special occasions Here are a few snapshots
 

Taken from our facebook page



Weymouth Concert Brass are very fortunate to have Tim Scott produce this brilliant Video for us. A huge thank you to Tim Scott of CodeTalker Studio. This was the first time the band has done this type of video

Message from the Band

We love music and we love our band, but we will be following further guidance issued by BBE. Until further notice we have cancelled rehearsals, engagements and committee meetings. If you have an engagement booked with us, our Secretary will be getting in touch with you to discuss any options to re-book.

These are strange times and we're missing being in the bandroom. We hope all of our followers, friends and family are safe and well. We'll get through this together.

There will be NO rehearsal this Thursday 19th Mar. The committee will review this on a weekly basis

Weymouth Concert Brass made the difficult decision not to compete in the 2020 West of England Regional Finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain due to the age range of their members and the advice of BBE.


The week before the contest the band played the test piece Endurance at the Weymouth Music Festival. The months of practising under Helen Brind and Keith Aspin on the test piece ensured the band gave a very good performance .

Adjudicator comments
: ''a very impressive account of this demanding competition piece. The professionalism was clearly evident and the 'narrative' vividly delivered. One could sense the level of concentration and determination! Isolated bits of intonation could be tidied, along with occasional entries and speed changes. There was some very accomplished solo playing in all sections; good ensemble, blend and overall technical competence. Thrilling crescendo at the piece's climax''

     

Some members of the band having a midday lunch after the Music Festival