2019

A Damp evening at Portland Port playing to the Cruise Ship  Pacific Princess
 

        

 

       

Two engagements on  the same day Party in the Park at Victoria Gardens Portland Playing on the new base of what is planned to be a new bandstand. Lara's wedding at Pavilion Ocean room. The band waiting to play background music as the guests arrive, a very happy occasion

      


 

A Chilly Summer evening playing for the Cruise Ship Oceania Marina
 


 

Jak's last engagement playing for us this Summer

       


Easton Gardens Summer Fete held in the Church Hall due to gale force winds

Weymouth Concert Brass provided a mixed programme of music for the people while visiting a variety of stalls, and siting down relaxing with their drinks and cakes. One of the pieces of music played was Pachelbel's Canon kindly recoded by Anna Slade

 
 

 

 

The passengers on the cruise ship Aidaaura enjoying the music played by Weymouth Concert Brass

A lovely thank you note and photo sent from the ship

      

         

Celebrating the Service of Dedication for the RAF Tideforce at Portland Port.

Weymouth Concert Brass played to the guests before the service and during the service for the hymns, ending with the National Anthem


 

       

           

          



Playing at the beautiful Warmwell House and gardens for the Warmwell Village Fete

        

    

A Glorious Summer's day at the Radipole Brass Band in the Park event, put on by the Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens. During the interval they supply us with a wonderful tea. Sitting around the band the audience were enjoying the gardens, tea and the music from the band

    

       

     

    

 

A hot day at the very popular Chickerall Steam & Vintage Show
 

    
 

   

    

We had a wonderful evening at St Laurence's Church Upwey playing a concert for their Music for a Summer Evening, with the band and audience enjoying food and drink together after the concert.

   

   
  
The rain stopped just in time to play for the cruise Ship Seven Seas Explorer in busy Portland Port

     

    

It was a fabulous afternoon at All Saints School with Weymouth Choral Society and guests. Well done to all of the soloists.

       

     

Fantastic sunny day at the Nothe Fort 1940's Fun Day With Weymouth Concert Brass The decadettes and many other attractions

     

 

      

   

 

On Friday we played for the departure of the AIDAura from Portland Port. Yet again, it was a typical British Summer send off! Our converted bandstand protected most of us from the elements. luckily our Deputy MD, Keith, came prepared ☔ 🎶 There was a good audience listening on the ship enjoying the music

         

 

      

 

The weather was much better for our second cruise call of the season at Portland Port! Due to a change in departure time, the passengers onboard the Pullmantur Zenith were treated to a dockside concert. Under the direction of our Deputy MD, Keith, we performed several marches, songs from the shows, Disney classics, as well as the traditional Welsh folksong All Through the Night.

        

                      

 

The cruise season has officially started! Last night we played for the departure of the Costa Mediterranea from Portland. It was slightly wet, so we had the pleasure of playing in a converted bandstand (a bit of rain doesn't stop us!). Despite the weather we were all in good spirits, led by our President, Philip.

        

        

 
A few photos from our first social event of 2019 at the Gurkha Bar Buffet Restaurant. Fabulous evening! Thanks to Michelle for organising

 

 

    

    

 

   

 

Packed audience cheering and clapping at the end of Weymouth Concert Brass performance. Led by Musical Director Helen Brind. The performance  finished  with a wonderful solo, Lewis on the Eb Bass playing The Sun has got his hat on.

Quote by Adjudicator Claire Jackson “Thank you Weymouth Concert Brass, an inspiration to all your audience especially for those young performers on the start of their musical journey”

       

     

                      

 

Following discussions between the MD and  band on Thursday 7th Feb, it was agreed not to take part at the Contest on 9th March in Torquay.

Weymouth Concert Brass are pleased to announce the appointments of Helen Brind LRSM DipABRSM CTABRSM PGCE as Musical Director, Keith Espin as Deputy Musical Director, and Philip George as President. Helen has been working with the Band for several weeks on an interim basis and we are delighted that she has accepted the offer of the permanent role. Helen comes to the Band with extensive experience in performing, and teaching and leading brass ensembles, choirs, orchestras and musical theatre groups. Keith also has many years experience in conducting brass bands and performing within a wide range of musical ensembles, covering all genres of music. Keith was the Musical Director of Corby Silver Band between 2006-2009, and 2011-2013. For the first time in the Band's history, we are proud to announce that we have appointed a President. Philip George retired from playing in September 2018 after being in the Band for 26 years. Philip has always been an asset to the Band and we wanted to honour his dedication and commitment. We are really pleased that he has accepted our invitation. Helen, Keith and Philip are fine musicians with excellent knowledge of brass band music. The future looks really bright and we are looking forward to working with them.

       Helen Brind MD           Keith Espin D MD     Philip George President