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.
Merry Christmas everybody! See below for our video Christmas message from Tom, Garry & the band, along with series of clips from one of our Christmas concerts this year given at Uppermill Civic Hall.
See you in the new year for the festival of brass!
Come one, come all (and all ye faithful)! Feeling in that Christmassy mood yet? Well why not kick-start this festive season with the Fairey Band!