For the second time in a row, the band was drawn to play first in a contest, and Sunday 15th March 2020 Poole Borough Band came first in the south west area contest in Torquay. The test piece was Endurance by Andrew Baker, whom some band members met at the national finals in Cheltenham the previous September. We await confirmation, but the band expects to be promoted to the second section, and again, have been invited to play at the National Finals in September. A lot of shopping was done at the trade stands and there is a lot of new music to try out, so we will have to see if the current pandemic crisis allows for the summer programme of events to go ahead.
Huge thank you’s to our Musical Director, Lloyd Bartlett, and our Band Secretary, Polly Dear, for all their consistent, hard work that enables the band to take part in contests and to keep making such marvelous progress. Thank you to Former Musical Director, Martin Portman for taking the time to visit and listen to the band, and for his advice. Finally, thank you to every member of the band for making playing with the band the fun and lovely experience it always is.
One of our band families with the first place banner and shield.
1st place banner
1st place ‘Peoples Challenge Sheild’
Band members meet the composer of the test piece – Endurance by Andrew Baker
Our Saturday saw our two little drummer boys at St Peters Church, Bournemouth. Poole Borough Band shared the concert with the St Peters Church Choir. The music spanned cartoon music to Pie Jesu.
The next stop for PBB is the Wessex Contest at the end of the month.
Having been drawn to play first, we had to wait all day to find out we came third in the National Finals of the Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, in our section at Cheltenham. We qualified in March in Torquay at the south west area contest, where we came … Continue reading
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The band took part in the 2019 West of England Regional Championships Saturday 9th March at the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay.
The band worked hard on Holst’s First … Continue reading
Congratulations to Jake!! Our youngest member of the band at age 11, has won places in the National Children’s Orchestra on Eb Tuba and the National Children’s Brass Band on Bb Tuba. If you had been to our Last Night of the Proms concert you might have enjoyed his ‘Bare … Continue reading
We have been out and about at our Christmas Concert at Canford Cliffs Village Hall, and entertaining at various Christmas parties, wearing a new addition to our uniform. As the official brass band of Poole Borough we are allowed to sport the borough logo on our new polo shirts. Just … Continue reading
The D-804 lifeboat named the “Gladys Maud Burton” left Poole Lifeboat station at just after 11:30am following a service led by Reverend Lucy Holt. At the same time the new floating Boathouse was officially opened, and Poole Borough Band were there to celebrate the occasion. We played tunes to entertain … Continue reading
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The silver polish is going to run out quickly, as Poole Borough Band won not 1 but 4 trophies today. Thank you to our hosts, the Southern Counties Amateur Band Association, at the brass band contest in Crawley.
Poole Borough Band will literally be centre of attention at the Donkey Derby & Dog Show on Bank Holiday Monday. The band will be seated as usual, in the centre of the track whilst the donkeys race around. Enjoy the music, donkeys, dogs and stalls this weekend. The weather is … Continue reading