Local brass band seeks new homeNovember 26th, 2014
The highly successful City of Bristol Brass Band is on the lookout for a new rehearsal venue. For many years this local music group had a bandroom at St Bonaventure’s primary school but the completion of the school’s re-building resulted in the band going homeless early this year. They have been using various halls including St Bonaventure’s Parish Club but are seeking a more ideal venue for their rehearsals. Part of the organisation is a thriving Learner band with some 20 youngsters who perform at various events in the Bishopston area and beyond throughout the year. The senior band has been running since 1936 and is successful at both concerts and competitions and recently took part in a major celebration of the bicentenary of instrument maker Adolphe Sax at St George’s Bristol.
Both groups rehearse on Friday nights and would be delighted to receive enquiries about finding a new home. Band Chairman, Ben Kane said “ We have had an excellent relationship with St Bon’s school and club over many years and are very grateful for all their support. The difficulty is that we are having to store all our percussion equipment and extensive library of music wherever we can, in people’s garages and lofts. We really need to find somewhere that can accommodate some or all of this equipment so that we are not having to transport all the drums to every rehearsal.”
The band can provide high class music for various events and is always interested in new performance opportunities having appeared in BBC dramas and Sky TV Comedy in recent years. The band will be holding its famous Family Christmas Concert on Sunday 21st December at St Bonaventure’s Club at 3.00 pm. City of Bristol Brass Band is a registered charity and can be contacted at www.cobbb.co.uk or by calling Pete Boyles on 07803 147603.Back to news