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

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Brassband Workshop with Fodens' Band - March 14th 2020

A BRASS BAND WORKSHOP
by Tutors from Foden's Band , one of Britain’s top Brass Bands.

For further details and to obtain a booking form please contact 
Mary Wallace:
07961 983 398
info@beulahbrass.org.uk

Saturday 14th March 2020,
09.00 - 17.30

Abergele Youth and Community Centre, 
Market Street, 
Abergele, 
LL22 9ER

The day will include full band and sectional rehearsals, as well as a question and answer session, a tutors’ concert and a workshop concert to round off the day, to which family and friends are invited at no charge.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO PERCUSSION TUITION IN THIS WORKSHOP

Friday, 19 July 2019

21/09/2019 - Whitford Concert

An up coming concert of two halves.
Featuring a selection of Film Music, Hymns, and Traditional brass band numbers.

Tickets (£10) cheese and wine included in ticket price

Sunday, 3 February 2019

North Wales Brass Band Association Feb 2019

Several band members attended the North Wales Brass Band Association's Annual Solo, Duet, Quartet competition at Y Galeri, Caernarfon on Saturday.

Jamie Duncan was "Highly Commended" in the over 18s Slow Melody with his performance of Gluck's "Dance of the Blessed Spirits", and our Quintet group won their section with a performance of "My Way" which had been arranged by our own Bb Bass player, Mary Wallace.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Wonderful Workshop with Fabulous Foden's

Brass players from across North Wales and Cheshire congregated at Abergele youth and Community Centre on Saturday 28th April to take part in a Brass Band Workshop.

Hosted by Abergele's own band, Beulah Brass, the workshop was led by Mark Wilkinson, with tutors Anna Hughes-Williams, Heather Linnell,
Sarah Lenton, Shaun Farrington, and Stewart Baglin.

The students, with varying levels of ability, and with ages ranging from 11 years to mid-70s, studied varying musical styles, including Westward Ho, Vitae Lux, All in the April Evening, Vuvuzela, and Prismatic Light. A full band warm-up session and full band/sectional rehearsals were held, with everyone receiving support and encouragement from the experienced tutors.

Questions and answers followed the final session, after which a short concert was held, to which friends and family were invited free of charge. The concert began with a selection of pieces from the tutors' ensemble which showcased their prowess as players, and was followed by the workshop band, who, with a great sense of achievement, performed the pieces studied throughout the day.


It proved to be a very successful and enjoyable event, and, as one of the participants was heard to remark "It was amazing to make so much progress in a day!"

Monday, 26 February 2018

Entertainments evening 21 February 2018

Beulah Brass holds an entertainment evening twice a year giving members an opportunity to not only socialise with other members but also giving them the opportunity to play a solo, duet, quartet etc for other members to enjoy. The recent entertainments evening held on the 21st of February 2018 saw more members than ever wishing to participate and play a piece of music on stage!

In particular it was lovely to see the training band represented strongly with a number of our beginners playing solos and duets. The pieces chosen represented a wide range of styles of music ranging from classical pieces, film music, hymns, and traditional brass band pieces.

All in all it was a lovely evening and the standard of musicianship was very high. I have to give special mentions to both Elizabeth and Julie, both of which have only been learning to play brass instruments for a short time and who both overcame their performance nerves and played excellently.

I did hear it commented however that the highlight of the evening was the buffet and indeed it was indeed very scrummy!

Beulah Brass Band Workshop



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.