"“ … they were come unto the land of Beulah, where … the trumpets continually sound so melodiously."

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Beulah Brass at the North Wales Brass Band Association Solo, Duet & Quartet/Quintet Championships 2018

Several Members of Beulah Brass this year again attended and played at the North Wales Brass Band Association Solo, Duet and Quartet/Quintet Championships held on the 8th of February 2018 at the Galeri in Caernarfon.

Playing a solo is no easy thing to do, playing a solo for a young player, as a beginner, in public, at a competition, is a massive challenge and one that one of our learner players, Adam, met head on and thoroughly enjoyed. Adam played very well on the day indeed and both he and his mentor David Kent were very pleased indeed with Adams 6th position. Well done Adam.

 If you fancy learning to play brass, come along on a Wednesday at 6.30 pm and Dave and Martin will be happy to add you to the class.

Beulah Brass Annual General Meeting

Beulah Brass held its Annual General Meeting at St Pauls in Abergele on the of January 2018. The meeting was ably chaired by our vice chairman David Gozzard as our chairman, David Woodward was once again absent travelling in warmer climates as he has a constant need to feel the warmth of the sun on his skin and it isn't very warm at all in Abergele in January!

Amongst the items on the Agenda was the resignation from the position of Treasurer from Allen Hughes after serving in the position (although we get the impression that his lovely wife done most of the work) for many years for which we are very grateful indeed. Following a vote from the floor it was decided that Susan Kent would take on the role of Treasurer which she gladly accepted. 

It was proposed by Susan that Martin Moyse take on the role of PR Officer for the band as this was a role currently undertaken by the bands secretary Mary Wallace who already has a huge workload within the band so this would lighten her load somewhat. The meeting went very well indeed thanks to the chairing skills of David Gozzard and ended with various presentations of flowers including one lovely bunch to Diane Duck who comes along to most rehearsals and makes the bands coffee and tea for our half time break.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas Break

Just a reminder that last Wednesday, 6th December, was our last practice in the bandroom for this year.  But don't forget we have quite a few jobs coming up between now and Christmas.  We will return on Wednesday 10th January 2018.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

Monday, 7 August 2017

Jeff's Funeral

Jeff's funeral service will be held on Thursday 17th August at 11.30 am in the chapel at Bron y Nant Cemetery, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, followed by interment at 12.15.  The band will be playing for the service.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

RIP Jeff Hughes

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Honorary President, Jeff Hughes, on Saturday 5th August 2017.  Jeff was a founder member of the band and its chairman until failing health forced him to resign earlier this year.  Our thoughts are with Liz at this difficult time.  Funeral arrangements will be posted here when available

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Abergele Community Party

The Dayband were out again on Tuesday at the Abergele Community Party, organised by Abergele Dementia Friendly Community.  We all had a great time, playing loads of old tunes like "Two Lovely Black Eyes", "Down at the Old Bull and Bush", and "Keep right on to the end of the Road"  from selections called "The Gay 90s" (1890s, not 1990s!) and Florrie Forde's Favourites.  Everyone there joined in the singing, and some danced as we played.  What a brilliant afternoon.  Thank you to the organisers for inviting us, and it's great to hear that Abergele has now been officially recognised as a Dementia Friendly Community.  Photographs of the day are in our Gallery and on the Facebook page.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Good Friday 2017

The Dayband plus a few others played for the annual Llandudno CYTUN Service outside Holy Trinity Church.  It was great that Big Jim was also able to be with us.  That corner was just as cold as always, but at least we had our big coats to keep us warm.  And the rain (more or less) kept off!