St Austell Band Club
St Austell Town Band has vacancies for a cornet player, horn player and bass trombonist. Anyone interested should contact Anna Minear on 07921332817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Austell Town Band is delighted to welcome Jessica Powell-Jones to the cornet section. Jessica grew up in Cornwall playing with St Dennis Band; after moving away she played with bands such as Flowers, Kibworth and Sovereign Brass.
Having recently returned to Cornwall with her young family Jessica was delighted to be able to join a brass band who can offer flexibility and accommodate banding for people with family and work commitments.
We are also delighted to welcome Jessica’s daughter to the youth band as she hopes to follow in the footsteps of her mum.
St Austell Town Band is delighted to announce the permanent signing of Tracey Osborne on Solo Horn. Tracey originally started her brass banding in St Austell B Band back in 1985 and stayed with them until they disbanded. Tracey then moved to Lostwithiel Brass 88 and had a brief spell with Bude Youth Band. Tracey has for the past 23 years been a loyal and hard working member of the Mount Charles Band, starting on 2nd horn and working her way up to being a very accomplised solo horn player.
Tracey dedicates her life to brass banding and has helped most bands out in Cornwall over the years. At St Austell we have been very fortunate that Tracey has been playing regularly with us for the past 9 months, and we're delighted that she has now decided to make the move a permanent move.
The band are now working hard towards Wychavon Contest where we will be directed by Steve Sykes.
St Austell Town Band is delighted to welcome 4 new players to the Band. We welcome Neil Brodey on Soprano Cornet. Joshua Smith and Alex Care are students at Plymouth University and we're delighted they have decided to join the band. Joshua joins the front row cornets and Alex joins the Bass section! Finally we are pleased to announce that another member of the Youth Band has moved into the Senior Band! Conor who plays baritone in Youth Band is also a percussionist so we're delighted that Conor has joined the Senior Band percussion section! Welcome to all those players. We still have a few positions to fill so if anyone is interested in joining the band please do get in touch.
On 3rd November we attended the Wychavon Festival of Brass for the first time. It was great to have a trip away together as a band and perform an entertainment programme at this well-run contest. It was the first contest for several of our new members, including many who hadn't played in a senior band contest before. We were delighted to come away with 6th place and some extremely positive remarks (the tombones weren't too loud for once!) and were one point away from an invite to the Spring Festival. We'd like to thank the Sykes family and our deps for enabling us to attend.
Take a look at the official photos here.
It is always a privilege to take part in the Remembrance events around our local area but it was particularly special this year to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. On Saturday our Quintet took part in the Remembrance Concert at Fowey Church then on Sunday we took part in Newquay's Remembrance Parade followed by the St Austell Parade and Service in the afternoon. Thanks also to our cornet players who have performed the Last Post in several venues around the area.
Well done to all our members who took part in St Austell Music Festival this year. Special congratulations go to Ollie, who won the Year 9, 10 & 11 Brass Solo Class, St Austell Band Quartet B, who won the Ensemble Class, and Sarah and Anna, who won the Open Duet Class with an Outstanding mark of 90.