St Austell Band Club
St Austell Town Band has vacancies for a Cornet player, 1st Baritone Player & Tenor Horn Player. Anyone interested should contact Anna Minear on 07921332817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
After the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, a group of over 50 artists came together to record a charity single to help those affected by the tragedy. Artists for Grenfell's version of Bridge Over Troubled Water shot to Number 1 less than 48 hours after its release.
We wanted to perform our own version of this song so Hannah has made a special arrangement, which is now available to buy here and royalties will be donated to the Grenfell Tower appeal.
It is now available in two versions, one for full band and one for quintet. It's quite playable for any band and has been really well received at our concerts this Summer so we are hoping more bands will include it in their programme and help raise more funds for this cause.
St. Austell Town Band is delighted to announce the appointment of David Nicholson as its resident Musical Director. David will work in close association with Steve Sykes, the band’s Professional Conductor. David’s musical background is rooted in The Salvation Army, where he was Bandmaster of the Birmingham Citadel Band for 10 years and a brass instructor at a number of the Army’s regional music schools. He is also a former member of the International Staff Band’s Euphonium section. David had a break from banding for a number of years when his work required him to be based overseas, however his move to Cornwall 3 years ago has enabled a return to the brass band scene, culminating in this appointment.
When asked about his new role, David commented that “St. Austell Town Band is comprised of many talented and dedicated players, all of whom are ambitious and positive about the future. There’s a sense of unity, purpose and direction here, a solid work ethic and a common desire to strive for the highest possible standards. These are infectious qualities which I believe will contribute to the future success of the band. I am honoured and excited to be joining such a group and playing a leadership role in the journey ahead. I already feel part of the St. Austell Town Band family!”
On Friday 17th November, St Austell Town Band held our Annual Dinner at Carlyon Bay Golf Club. The Annual Awards were presented which this year included a new award for Young Senior Band member of the Year.
The award winners were:
KING MOMENT: Helen Toms
CHAIRMANS AWARD: Tom Iliff & Ben Minear
YOUNG SENIOR BAND MEMBER: Jason Wilton
PLAYERS PLAYER: Ian Nicholls
Thanks to all our members and supporters for all the work put in this past year.
The Youth and Junior Band Awards were presented at our annual Band Club Christmas Concert on 21st December.
The recipients were:
Cornet Award: Grace Thomas
Most Improved Player: Sarah Wilton
Player of the Year: Jenna Congdon
Most Promising Player: Dan Peareth