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 â€“ 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.
26th Jun 2016:
Another trophy for the cabinet!
We only went and won it! The first ever Denby Potteries Contest winners are the Kibworth Band. We played a programme opening with a choreographed Semper Fidelis, a comedic rendition of Top Hat, White Tie and Tails featuring our solo euphonium player Rob Mason a beautifully played solo by Mandy Holling and more. Another trophy for the cabinet!
25th Jun 2016:
Brass on the grass
We would love to see you at our next contest at Denby pottery village on the 26th of June. Bring a picnic and some deck chairs and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment from us and several other bands.
2nd May 2016:
Leicester Cathedral Concert
Kibworth Band performed a fantastic concert at one of Leicester's premier conert venues - Leicester Cathedral.
The concert was a charity concert supporting Lister Hostel for Girls, Trichy, South India. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the concert which included music from Star Wars (video below) and the bands programme for the upcoming Wood Farm Contest.
"Thank you Dave to you and all the band for today's superb concert. It was excellent and we all really enjoyed it - as I think that you could tell from the audience's enthusiastic appreciation (all 250 of them!). Just the thing for a Bank Holiday. Thank you!"
- Simon Headley
Organist and assistant Director of Mus
"Absolutely brilliant from start to finish! So many positive comments from people on the way out. If that's the standard you've got them to a year after they nearly folded, I can't wait to share the stage with you at Christmas! Best of luck for Saturday".
- Chris Ouvry-Johns
Director of Music
17th Apr 2016:
The Grand Slam!
Kibworth Brass Band would like to congratulate its younger members Izzy, Gorgie and charlotte on Winning at the British National Youth Championships in Manchester at the weekend with Youth Brass 2000!
Youth Brass 2000 are now the reigning British Open, British Mineworkers, British Entertainment and British National Champions; completing a “grand slam” of UK youth championships.
Well done girls!
12th Mar 2016:
Midlands Area Contest
Midlands Area Contest
Kibworth Brass Band took part in the Area Contest on Saturday 12th March. The Test Piece “Essay”, written by Edward Gregson, had proved a surprisingly hard piece for all the 1st section bands all over the country. Our Adjudicators were David Roberts and Chris Wormald.
The majority of the band met at Weatherspoons for breakfast. This as fast becoming a tradition for the area contest and a great way to start the day! Afterwards we headed to a local church for a warm up. We were drawn to play 5th out of 15. The 4bars Rest representative wrote “Overall: A highly enjoyable, energetic and well executed account from Kibworth that really caught our ear”. We were happy with how we played and we hoped we had left a good enough impression to place well.
We came 7th and it puts us at the top of the regional section leader table. This is great news as one more good result in the 2017 Contest would result in a promotion to the Championship level!
Watch this space!
28th Feb 2016:
NEMMBA - Best Cornet
Unfortunately not our finest performance of the year, things weren't as tidy throughout the performance as we would have liked, however we have only just started looking at Essay and have a busy fortnight of rehearsals planned for the Area contest. We are confident that after this final preparation we will be producing the goods in Bedworth.
The adjudicator seemed fair in his comments - saying that we could have been brilliant but there were just too many slip ups throughout the perfomance. Our overall result was 7th out of 9 bands, however Mandy Holling managed to pick up the coveted Best Cornet prize for her beautiful lyrical playing, undoubtedly the best on the day.
200 Club Winners
669: Christine Clarke
14: Roger Kempster
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