The Junior band had their first engagement this term playing at The Great Christmas Tree Festival in St John's Church Knaresborough. They definitely helped everyone attending get that festive feeling.
Academic Year 2021/22
We have started this year with a full calendar. The open day on 25th September was very well attended and we recruited several more players. We now have comfortable numbers in all four bands with a good spread of different instruments, especially towards the top end of the organisation. We are of course always willing to take on more players - do contact us if you want to come along! We are back running full rehearsals for all the bands on Wednesday evenings in Huby. The Inters and Juniors away day at the West Leeds activity centre on 16th September was enjoyed by all.
We have a busy programme of carols and a Christmas concert planned over the next few months. In the New Year, there are already a whole load of events in the diary ...
Tewit Youth Band is back!
Colin Gibb BEM
In the Autumn of 2020 we were delighted to hear that our president Mr Colin Gibb had been awarded the BEM medal. On 15th July 2021 a small group of seniors players attended to provide music at the presentation ceremony.
Highlights of the 2020 / 21 academic year
Doubtless this will always be remembered as the COVID year!
In the autumn term we ran quartets and some online events but even these were stopped by COVID in the Spring of 2021. Later in 2021, as social distancing allowed we were able to bring all our bands back together for shortened practices. We were fortunate to be able to play at several outdoor events in the summer, culminating in a magnificent summer president's concert. What a delight it was to see all the bands playing again.
We lost several players as they graduated out of the top of the band. Good luck to all of these, we do hope you will all carry on your music and come and visit us from time to time.
Farewell and Good Luck to our Leavers 2020
Every Year we have to say goodbye to members of the Senior Band as they come to the end of their time with the Tewit Youth Brass Band and they embark on the new exciting chapters of their lives. Ordinarily we hold a presentation for our leavers at the Presidents Concert during the Summer however as we were unable to have the concert this year, Colin Gibbs, our President along with Martin Hall, Senior Band MD, paid them all a visit to present their Leavers Certificates. This year we say farewell to several members;
Good Luck and Best Wishes to Alex Romanec, Billy Butler, Catherine Wiggins, Guy Burlison, Lewis Dunn, Ollie Anslow and finally Millie Manship (pics to follow)