Once again, the band are looking forward to performing in Morley Town Hall on Saturday 9th March, as part of the Leeds Best of Brass concert series.
This year guest conductor Jonathan Beatty, who brings a twist of Yorkshire humour to the proceedings, will be guiding the band and audience through an entertaining programme. Featuring no less than eight of the band’s fine soloists, there is a mix of old and new favourites with something for everyone to enjoy!
• The Champions (William Rimmer)
• Festive Overture – Shostakovich, arr. P. Kitson
• My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Trad. Arr. Gordon Langford)
Cornet soloist: Stephanie Wilkins
• 12th Street Rag (Euday Bowman)
Featuring: Brian Taylor, Owain Llestyn and Jimmy Leggat
• Mood Indigo (Ellington, Mills and Bigard, arr. Philip Harper)
• Rhapsody for Trombone (Gordon Langford)
Trombone Soloist: Rebecca Lundberg
• Fire in the Blood (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
– Interval –
• Saints Fantasy (Leigh Baker)
• Mack and Mabel (J. Herman, arr. Keith Wilkinson)
• Piper ‘O’ Dundee (Kenneth Downie)
Featuring: Rachel Neil (Horn)
• Ashokan Farewell (Trad, arr. Alan Fernie)
Featuring: Lucy Cutt (Flugel)
• Benedictus from the Armed Man (Karl Jenkins)
Euphonium Soloist: Adam Bokaris
• Don’t Stop Me Now (arr. Phillip Harper)
• Procession to the Minster (Wagner, arr. Howard Snell)
For tickets, please see
Fairey Band and Stockport School’s Brass Band
We are delighted to be hosting a joint concert of Remembrance with the Stockport School’s Brass Band on Friday 9th November, 7:30pm at St Elisabeth’s Church, Reddish, Stockport. To enquire about tickets please use the contact section of the website or come along and pay on the door on the evening.
The Fairey Band are extremely proud to be representing England at the 2018 European Brass Band Championships in Utrecht in May.
We have been hard at work getting the pieces up to scratch! The video below features some of the preparations the band have been making before their performances of ‘Time for Outrage!’ and our own choice test piece that has been commissioned especially for the occasion.
The contest will be broadcast live on the internet so be sure to tune in to www.brasspass.tv on 4th & 5th of May.
Reminder: The band will be putting on a FREE concert on Sunday 29th April at Glossop Band Club featuring both of the test pieces.
The summer always brings an Acid Brass outing; this time for private wedding (use the contact page if you have an enquiry!). See the video we’ve put together below for highlights of the special day at Victoria Warehouse in Salford.
See www.acidbrass.com for more information.
We are delighted to welcome the Nidaros Brass Band all the way from Norway to share the stage with us at a local concert on Saturday the 3rd of June, taking place in St. Thomas’ Church in Stockport*. The Fairey Band’s portion of the concert will feature some works of renowned composer and arranger Gordon Langford, who has recently passed away.
For further details from the Prof, see the video below!
*NB: There are a few different St. Thomas’ Churches in Stockport, so be careful to get the right one:
St. Thomas’ Church
Saturday 25/3/17 will see members of the Fairey Band tutoring players from Stockport Schools’ Senior and Intermediate bands (SSBB), as they prepare for their appearance at the upcoming National Youth Championships.
The training day, to take place at Stockport Music Service, will mark a revival of a previous relationship between Faireys and the youth band organisation from Stockport, and is hoped to be the first of ongoing future events between the two.
Fairey flugel player, and former SSBB member, Lucy Cutt commented “Faireys are absolutely delighted to be involved in this event, and to be able to give something back in this way. We very much look forward to future collaborations with the band, supporting the musical development of young players in our ‘home’ area of Stockport”.
With generous support from Yamaha, the agenda for the day will see full band rehearsals, conducted by course leader Mike Fowles, and sectional rehearsals led by the Fairey tutors. Alice Bell, SSBB administrator said “our players are looking forward to the day and the opportunities it will give them to work with both the tutors from The Fairey Band and Mike Fowles. We are very proud to represent Stockport and to renew our links with our local Championship Band”. A short concert for parents, performed by both bands, will round-off what is hoped to be a musically productive and enjoyable event for all.