The Kibworth Band
Welcome to the Kibworth Brass Band
The Kibworth Brass Band is a friendly village Brass Band based in Kibworth Beauchamp, South Leicestershire. The band was founded in 1905 and has had many successful years in it's past, being a frequent visitor to the National Finals, and also to the Blackpool Contests. We are currently graded nationally in the First Section.
The band plays many varied styles of music from traditional brass band music, jazz - dance and swing band, modern pop, classics and film music, as well as the best of modern compositions written for brass band. This variety of music allows us to play for a wide range of events including formal concerts, fetes, BBQs, weddings, birthday parties, proms, firework displays, formal dinners and much more.
We rehearse on Monday and Wednesday evenings at our purpose built band room and are always happy to welcome new players and visitors.
We are available for hire – from a full brass band to a smaller group, please follow the link for more information.
The Kibworth Centenary Youth is the branch of our organisation which offers opportunities for children to learn and develop as players. We have two youth bands, the Kibworth Centenary Youth Brass Band and the Kibworth Centenary Training Band who rehearse on Monday and Tuesday evenings respectively. The youth band offers children of grade 2 standard and above to play in a concerts and competitions in order to further their development as players until they are ready to join a senior band. The training band - as the name suggests is a band which trains beginners of below grade two standard to be able to play in the Youth Band. Our Centenary Youth arm also offers tuition, for more information on our Youth Opportunities, please follow the link.
1st Dec 2016:
Christmas Concert Tickets Available now
Our annual Christmas Concert this year is on Saturday 10th December 2016 at the Kibworth Old Grammar School Hall.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and will feature all 3 of our bands playing Christmas favorites to get you into the festive spirit. We also have a licensed bar, tombola and raffle for all the family.
Tickets are available at £6.00 for adults and £3.00 for children and are available from Mark Smith, 07963466380.
Tickets sold out last year so buy quick to avoid disappointment.
19th Nov 2016:
Youth Band success in first contest in 36 years!
The weekend of 19th & 20th November has been a busy one for the band with both the Senior and Youth bands being out competing at different contests.
On Saturday 19th November our Youth Bands were out competing at the Leicester Festival of Music and Drama. In the morning there were several soloist classes which we were competing in, our students had entries in three classes, 11 years & under, 12-14 years and finally the open class. The morning started with the Open Class which had three entries, Charlotte and Thomas from our youth band and Christopher from Enderby Youth. Being the first time the children had ever played a solo in front of an audience it was a nervous start and unfortunately we were pipped at the post on this one. The next class was our 11 years and under and opened with Thomas Draper who played a piece called Album leaf, which the adjudicator made special mention of his stylish playing. This was followed by Jamie who made an entrance for Ron Goodwin's "633 Squadron" complete with flying cap! The competition from Enderby then played "Softly Awakes My Heart" before Ciaran (aged only 9!) gave a detailed account of Jeremiah Clarke's "Prince of Denmark's March". The adjudicator commented on the great sounds from all competitors and found deciding a result the most challenging of the day. After a long suspense it was announced that Thomas had won this class!
The afternoon session began with our main event, the Youth Band's first competition in 36 years. The band opened marching on to the theme music to "The Great Escape" before relaxing the mood and playing the hymn tune "Deep Harmony" by John Golland. Unfortunately we were the only ensemble to enter the class, but this didn't guarantee a win. This section was based on a points system and we had to make sure we gained enough points to win the CM & JB Stevenson Trophy. Thankfully we had nothing to worry about, the adjudicator loved us! She talked about fine dynamic contrasts and brilliant blending of sounds, not to mention the stylish and professional presentation.
It was then time for Charlotte to compete in the Under 14 Brass Solo category, which again she was the only competitor, but still had to acheive enough points to gain entry into the final which was helf at 6.00pm. Charlotte had no problems at all and flew into the final. The final had really stiff competition - there were the winners of the grade 8 and above piano class and over 18 vocal classes to compete against! Charlotte gave it her all but this year the prize went to a virtuoso pianist who played fantastically well.
The band and all children involved had a fantastic weekend and are looking forward to retaining our title next year!
13th Nov 2016:
On Sunday 13th November the band led the parade of local children from the Scouts and Guides through Kibworth to St. Wilfreds church and accompanied the congregation from within the church for the villages of Kibworth and Smeeton Westerby's annual service of Remembrance.
The church was full to bursting, standing room only with people wishing to pay their respects to the fallen. The service was conducted with all the high levels of respect and dignity our fallen brave deserve.
We shall remember them.
23rd Oct 2016:
Ahead of the Leicester Contest we are pleased to announce two new signings to the band. David Redhead has joined us on Soprano Cornet and Jack Wake has joined us on Second Baritone.
David comes with a wealth of experience having taken up the seat at Brackley Brass for many years. David has already made a fantastic impression with us working hard on the LBBA test piece and our Leicester Cathedral programme.
Jack has recently moved to Leicester from Sunderland to start a degree in engineering at the University of Leicester. Jack is currently solo euphonium with the The National Methodist Youth Brass Band and was previously second euphonium at the GT Group Band Peterlee who are in the North of England 1st Section. Alongside being a brass bander, Jack has a keen interest in trains.
Following Jacks appointment, Charlie Raw has moved back to third cornet leaving us with vacancies now on Flugel Horn and Tutti Cornet. If anyone is interested or knows of anyone who may be interested please get in touch with either our band manager Mark Smith, or musical director, David Holling.
15th Oct 2016:
On Sat 15th October we took a smaller contingent of the band to entertain at the Melton RAF association's social night. The style of entertainment was a little different to our usual repertoire as it was a traditional Octoberfest celebration.
Compered by the illustrious Richard Orme (our usual bass trombone player) we played a variety of Bavarian Waltzs and well known tunes combined with the traditional renditions of Ein Prosit - Oompah Oompah, Stick it up your jumper, charcoal, charcoal.... I'll stop there.
The night was a fantastic night where entertainment and beer flowered in equal measure and we look forward to next years celebration.
11th Oct 2016:
Remembrance Sunday is approaching
Don't forget! Remembrance Sunday is on Sunday 13th November this year and we shall be parading through Kibworth Village from 10.30am and accompanying the remembrance service in St. Wilfred's Church.
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