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

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas 2014

The Christmas season has now got under way - the first event being the British Heart Foundation Concert in Rhyl Town Hall, which was very well attended and, as well as Beulah Brass, included items from Rhuddlan Environmental Group Choir, and Emily and Clare Steel.  The evening was rounded off with a selection of carols for all to sing.

This event was closely followed by the annual Tree of Lights in Rhos on Sea, in aid of St David's Hospice, and organised by the Rhos-on-Sea Rotary Club.  Photos of this event are available in the Gallery.


Monday, 14 April 2014

Workshop

The workshop with Foden's was an unqualified success.  As well as over 20 Beulah members, we had another 20 from 10 bands across the North Wales/Cheshire area.  Foden's tutors were outstanding as always, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.  We were extremely grateful to the Head from Blessed Edward Jones School, not only for allowing us to use the school's excellent facilities, but also for giving up the first day of his Easter Break to come and act as caretaker, car park attendant, photographer, and many other roles.  Thanks Dominic.
This was a completely new venture for us, but we have been asked if it will become an annual event.  That depends on funding, so if anyone has any fundraising ideas, please let the committee know.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Foden's workshop

We have finally had the go-ahead to hold a workshop with tutors coming from Foden's band.  This will be on Saturday 12th April starting at 10.00 am, and will be held at Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School in Rhyl.  Members of other local bands, and any brass players from the local area are welcome to attend.  Please email to obtain full details.

Social and Entertainment evening

On Wednesday 19th February we held a social and entertainment evening. This date happened to coincide with Big Jim's 70th birthday, and a new arrangement of Happy Birthday was played.  So that Jim wouldn't recognise the tune that he was conducting (hopefully!) it was entitled "Tavallodet Mobarak", that being Happy Birthday in Persian(Farsi).
We were then entertained by 24 musical numbers, some as solos, some duets, and other ensembles, including a quartet for 5 (yes, only in Beulah Brass!).  The learners also took part and played exceptionally well, especially Haulwen and Gwenda.  Brian, our oldest learner, also played his accordion.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, and we will probably make it an annual event.  Thanks to everyone who took part and those who provided the lovely food.