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 Jan 2017:
Icing on the cake
We are pleased to announce that Becky Hithersay has joined us on Soprano Cornet.
Becky is a fantastic player who has been involved with the band for a number of years now as a regular "stand in" player for when our own soprano player was unavailable. Quite often she'd get dropped in last minute for us and deliver a stunning performance, we are really looking forward to working with her.
Becky recently helped us out with a few of our Christmas concerts and also at the Butlins contest last weekend and has decided now is the time to move over to us and join us as we prepare for the Midlands Area Championships and beyond.
We are now on the look out for a BBb Bass, percussionist and a couple of cornets, get in touch if you are interested!
20th Jan 2017:
Our thoughts go out to the family of Cliff and Shirley
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our Vice-Presidents - Cliff Lee.
Our thoughts are with his family now as they mourn the loss of not only Cliff but also his wife Shirley who passed within a fortnight before.
15th Jan 2017:
On Friday 13th we all started our journey to the famous seaside resorts of Skegness to compete in the annual Butlins Mineworker's Contest out to try and get our hands on the £2000 top prize.
A tough contest was in order, with 24 bands competing in our section, including some of the strongest Yorkshire and Northwest bands there are. After an early rehearsal we were drawn 15th and played at about 2pm. We delivered a strong performance and came of the stage pleased with what we had done. Unfortunately we weren't to the adjudicators tastes and only came out with 17th place. Room for improvement next year!
The band still had a fantastic time and enjoyed all the other live entertainment and playing from some of the finest Championship Section Bands on the Sunday afternoon.
9th Jan 2017:
Happy Retirement Alan
We are sad to announce that after many years of playing Alan Hicks has announced he intends to retire himself from contesting.
Alan has propped the band up (quite literally!) from the bottom on BBb Bass for many years, and in his time has been a big supporter of the Kibworth Band. One of the exceptional things Alan has done whilst a member of the Kibworth Band is he organised the trips to Paderborn in Germany which will forever be the source of many happy tales to come.
Alan still intends to be part of the band and to involve himself in all concerts but wants to step back a little and enjoy his retirement with his wife Maureen. We wish you a long and happy retirement Alan!
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.
200 Club Winners
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