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.
22nd Jun 2018:
Youth Band Concert Postponed
Unfortunately due to player availability and conflict with other events we have had to postponed our date for the Youth Band Concert this year.
It will now be held on Sat 22nd September at St. Wilfred's Church, Kibworth.
18th Jun 2018:
Welcome to Stephen May
The band would like to welcome Stephen May who has joined us on 2nd euphonium.
Stephen started playing when he was 9 in Penzance silver band originally on baritone but moved onto bass trombone after 18 months. He played with them for 9 years, performing at the Albert Hall and touring in Austria. He moved to Leicester in 2007 and joined the Leicester coop band in 2011. He moved from trombone to euphonium in 2013, just in time to spend a year in the championship section. He left them this year, came looking for a new challenge, and says he is looking forward to playing with the team at Kibworth.
23rd Apr 2018:
Principal Cornet Appointed
The band are pleased to welcome our new Principal Cornet player - Nick Lear.
Nick started playing the cornet at the age of 6 on the advice of his doctor to help manage asthma - something that clearly worked as within a few years the inhalers were no longer needed.
He started to play with the Torbay Youth band then quickly moved on to the senior band. He moved on to the Totnes Band before moving to university to study Mechanical Engineering where banding was still a regular past time playing with the City of Birmingham band. Following graduation, Nick moved to Swindon as a graduate with Rover Group cars and played 3rd man with Aldbourne band. This was a short stay as work moved him back to the midlands and Nick rejoined the City of Birmingham band. This was where Nick met his wife Sam.
In 2004 they moved to Coalville and joined the Leicestershire Coop band with Nick sitting on the end chair. Nick remained as principal cornet for 12 years leading the bands rise from the 3rd section to the Championship section picking up a number of soloist prizes along the way. Nick was also a regular featured soloist with his preference for trumpet solos such as Tico Tico, Mission 459 and Flourish.
Nick has more recently had short spells with Derwent and Foresters before deciding to join the Kibworth Band where he is looking forward to enjoying his playing.
Away from band Nick is a Delivery Manager at an IT company and a keen supporter of Manchester United - although he would like to get to more games.
9th Apr 2018:
More exam successes
We are pleased to announce some more exam successes from our youth band.
In this sitting we had no fewer than 10 students sit exams, and all have passed including 6 merits and 3 distinctions.
Lily - Grade 1 cornet with Merit
Ben - Grade 2 Tuba with Merit
Barnaby - Grade 2 Cornet with Distinction
Isobel - Grade 2 Trombone with Distinction
Archie - Grade 4 Tuba with Merit
Erin - Grade 5 Trombone
Ciaran - Grade 5 Music Theory with Merit
Alex - Grade 5 Euphonium with Merit
Lauren - Grade 5 Trombone with Merit
Isaac - Grade 5 Horn with Distinction
29th Mar 2018:
Left in his Wake
We are sad to announce that Jack Wake has stepped down from his position as second euphonium for the band.
Jack is coming up to exam time for university and was feeling he'd struggle to juggle the work load alongside commitments with the band and has stepped down for the time being to focus on his university work.
We wish him all the best for the future.
12th Mar 2018:
New Direction - John Hudson
After working with us for the area contest we are pleased to announce that John Hudson has been appointed our Musical Director.
John started playing the cornet at the age of 11 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. At 14 he was principal cornet with Wakefield Schools Band and a year later became leader and Principal Cornet with Yorkshire Schools Band. In 1976 he joined Grimethorpe Colliery Band where he enjoyed playing concerts in the UK and as far afield as Australia. More recently John was Principal Cornet with Virtuosi (GUS) Band and has enjoyed conducting bands up and down the country with some success.
John has a history with the band and conducted us when the band was last in the Championship section back in 2010. John's experience and expertise are a breath of fresh air in the bandroom and we look forward to working with him going forward.