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.
10th Dec 2016:
On behalf of all the members of the Kibworth Band we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
9th Dec 2016:
Christmas with the Kings at Leicester Cathedral
Can't make our Christmas Concert in Kibworth? Then don't worry! We have one more Christmas Concert to go and this one is a Royal Occassion! On Friday 16th December we will be joining the cathedral choirs of Leicester Cathedral for a massed festive performance in the Cathedral with a programme designed even to warm the heart of a long lost king.
The concert starts at 7.30pm tickets are available on the door and are priced at adults £7.50, NUS £5 and under 16's £1.
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.
20th Nov 2016:
LBBA Contest 2016
On Sat 20th November we returned to Loughborough to defend our title as Leicestershire First Section Champions.
After some tough competition (including one very fine band from Norway!) in what was a very large section of 15 bands we came in 8th place. 5 of the bands above us have recently been promoted / demoted from Championship section, and the winners of the section won the championship section at this same contest last year.
On the plus side only one Leicestershire band actually beat us, Hathern came 7th, with Oddfellows in 11th and Harborough in 15th.
1. Kidlington Brass
3. Jackfield Elcock Reisen
4. Tertnes Amatorkorps
5. Bedford Town
6. Blidworth Welfare
9. Carlton Brass
11. Oddfellows Brass
13. Silk Brass
14. Ireland Colliery Chesterfield
19th Nov 2016:
Youth Band success in first contest in 36 years!
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.
200 Club Winners
529: Pam Turnbull
629: Paul Dutton