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.
31st Aug 2017:
This month our Youth Band - Kibworth Centenary Brass have been selected to be part of the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme in their Oadby Store.
Every month three charities are selected to received a share of £1000 at each store in the scheme. The split of this money is determined by shoppers who go to the store. Each time you shop there you are given a green token and get to choose which pot to put it into.
If you are passing the Waitrose in Oadby, which is on the A6, please drop in and buy something - even a packet of crisps - and drop the token in our slot, it will help the youth band massively to provide uniforms music and instruments for the children.
23rd Aug 2017:
Returning players fill cornet seats
We are pleased to announce the return of two ex Kibworth players who are joining our cornet section.
Stuart Bryan has joined us play Repiano Cornet. Stuart has a long tradition of high quality brass banding in his family. Stuart most recently played with the top section Virtuosi GUS band. Stuart has been involved with Kibworth for many years, and was part of the team which won the National Championships in 2006.
Also joining us is Andy Chapman. Andy first joined the band in 1981 and since has played with a few local bands including Enderby and Melton. Andy also comes with memories of Kibworth successes from National Finals in 1989 where we came second, although Andy says his best moment in banding was getting a "Well Done" from Roy Newsome for his triple tounging in Pageantry.
We welcome both these talented players to the band and look forward to working with them. Hopefully we can replicate the successes of the past.
We are still on the look out for another tutti cornet player and a BBb Bass player, if you know of anyone who may be interested please put us in touch.
24th Jul 2017:
Musical Directors Position Filled
With no delay we have filled the position of Musical Director.
The band's long term friend, Karl Busch has been asked to fill the position and he has happily accepted.
Karl has been involved with the band for many years and was last registered with us about 4 years ago before he moved to play for one of the countries top bands, the Virtuosi GUS band.
Despite formally leaving the band Karl was a frequent visitor during this time often popping in to help filling in missing chairs, and for a long time covered principal cornet for us until the position was permanently filled.
The band look forward to working with Karl and drawing from his knowledge of top flight banding.
23rd Jul 2017:
More exam successes
This seasons exam candidates have now received their ABRSM Grade results in and we are pleased to say that all seven students passed their exams, there were also two merits and two distinctions!
Olivia - Grade 1 Cornet with Distinction
Phoebe - Grade 2 Horn with Distinction
Isaac - Grade 3 Horn with Merit
Ciaran - Grade 5 Cornet with Merit
Polly - Grade 3 Cornet
Michael - Grade 3 Euphonium
Laurence - Grade 4 Baritone
8th Jul 2017:
On Saturday 8th July our principal trombone player, Sam Haigh, married his fiancee Chelsea Walling in St. Luke's Church Thurnby.
The band were honoured to be asked to play for the wedding and played all the wedding music including the entrance of the bride, the recessional and accompanying the congregation for the hymns.
We would like to wish the newly-wed couple a happy wedding, hope they have a fantastic honeymoon and may the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.
1st Jul 2017:
It is with Sadness we report that our current Musical Director, David Holling has stepped down from his position following the Denby Contest. With him we have also lost our principal cornet, David's wife Mandy Holling.
On top of being a conductor David is also a father, and now his two young twins have grown up a bit is now going back to full time work. This, coupled with living in North Derbyshire and being faced with hours of driving (or more often than not sitting in queues on the M1) has found he simply doesn't have the time to continue with the band.
David and Mandy have both said they will miss the band and have thoroughly enjoyed their time with us. David is pleased to say that he is able to leave the band in a better position than when he joined, with more players round the stands and a higher position in the Midlands Regional gradings table.
We would like to wish the David well in his role as Resident Conductor of Thoresby Band and Mandy who has just taken up the Flugel vacancy at Thoresby.
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