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.
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.
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.
10th Oct 2016:
Movement around the stands
It is with regret we have to announce the resignation of our Solo Horn player, Ellie Mole. Ellie has been involved with the band for a number of years but has recently got engaged, moved house and taken on a new career. All of this has taken over rather and Ellie has decided to take a temporary step back from the band and we look forward to seeing her back in the band room again soon.
This departure has prompted a number of moves around the band, Carol Smith is filling the Solo Horn vacancy which leaves us short a Flugel Horn. Charlie Raw has also decided to move instruments and has moved from back row cornet to fill our second baritone vacancy.
If you or anyone you know may be interested in any of our vacancies or are just interested in coming for a blow please contact our Musical Director, David Holling in full confidence on 07535773091.
2nd Oct 2016:
Sunday was contest day at Bolsover, we planned to play in two sections this year, first section and championship, with a hope to obtain the elusive golden ticket which would allow us to enter the Spring Contest (the British Open qualifiers) in Blackpool.
We arrived early for rehearsal and David announced some sad news that our Euphonium player, Rob Mason had lost his father the previous evening and that Charlie Raw had lost a close family friend later just a few hours earlier. In tribute to the departed we opened our first program with two verses of the hymn Crimond. Our thoughts go out to both the families.
We continued our contesting day with some fine solos from Mandy Holling playing Davids very own Concert Suite for Cornet and Carol Smith playing the flugel solo, So Glad. Our programs included a rousing Sousa March, Semper Fidelis, the Prelude to 49th Parallel, Top Hat White Tie & Tails and more. Both of our performances are available to watch below.
Unfortunately our performances weren't to the adjudicators tastes and we were unsuccessful in both sections, achieving a 9th place in first section and 13th place in the championship section.
29th Aug 2016:
Charlotte Yates, Cornet, Fundraising for the Little Princesses Trust
Charlotte is one of the youngest members of the Kibworth Band and plays second cornet for us.
Last Wednesday Charlotte had her hair cut for the charity the Little Princesses Trust. They provide real-hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment and other illnesses. This was an idea that Charlotte came up with some months ago and she has been growing her hair ready to donate ever since.
Her hair has today been sent off to be used in a wig and donations are also being collected directly for the charity via Charlotte’s just giving page that has been set up for her by her mum Lorraine. Donations go straight through to the charity if made on Charlotte’s page.
The link for Charlotte’s just giving page is here;
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Here you can read more about the charity and see updates and pictures.
So far Charlotte has managed to raise over £200 for the cause and we feel that through our friends and supporters we will be able to raise much more. If anyone is able to support Charlotte in her efforts it would be very much appreciated, she decided to do this completely herself and we are so proud of her for being so caring.
28th Aug 2016:
Busy bank Holiday
This weekend the band have been out on Saturday and Sunday to play for the Leicestershire County Show and for Northampton Council at Abington Park.
Saturday was Leicestershire County Show, the first time the show has been on for 8 years. The show attracted approximately 12,000 people and had plenty going on, including the fair ground, livestock show, vintage cars and even a military gun display. After a sunny performance it was a quick dash before afternoon showers. The show is likely to be running at the same time next year and we are hoping we will be part of it again.
Sunday was our annual visit to Abington Park in Northampton, the sun held out all day and the park was heaving with visitors listening to the band, enjoying a coffee or a BBQ.
Many Thanks to Simon WIllis for stepping in this weekend to help whilst David Holling was away.
200 Club Winners
294: Mrs P Thomas
793: Jack Peberdy
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