History of the Weymouth Concert Brass
Weymouth Concert Brass was formed in 1985, when two gentlemen placed an advert in the Dorset Echo requesting anyone interested in re-establishing a band to attend a meeting. These gentlemen felt that a town the size of Weymouth should have its own Band.
From this, a handful of people started to meet regularly. The Band itself owned no instruments and had no money; anyone wishing to join them had to have their own instrument. They were fortunate enough to purchase a second hand music library via the generosity of the players and it was through their sheer tenacity, as well as continued financial goodwill, that those players continued to meet weekly and struggled through those initial years to become the Band that they are today.
Since its formation, Weymouth Concert Brass has gone from strength to strength, now playing an active role in the Community. The Band has a varied engagement calendar providing music for: Charity Fundraising Events; Concerts; Competitions; Services of Remembrance; Shows; Fetes; Cruise Calls; and Carnivals.
The Band enjoys contesting, and over the years has taken part in the WEBBA, SWBBA and WBBA annual contests. Recent success includes: crowned winners in the SWBBA fourth sections in 2008 and 2014; placed second in the SWBBA and WBBA fourth sections in 2009; promotion to the third section in 2015; and placed second in the WEBBA third section in 2018. Reaching the National Finals is the pinnacle!
Weymouth Concert Brass is proud to be representing the West of England, under the leadership of Musical Director, Adam Glynn.
In January 2011, Weymouth Concert Brass Relaunched the Training Band. All ages are welcome, from complete beginners to grade 5 standard. The younger element of the community is welcome and encouraged to join. Being a member of the Training Band will help young people develop essential social and life skills, build confidence and interact with people of all ages. Members of the Training Band will have the opportunity to participate in events and concerts and eventually, feed into the concert band.