The band were really excited to be playing at Pershore Midsummer Brass at The Abbey and The Star! We played:
The Greatest Showman
Wind beneath my Wings -trom solo
Gabriel’s Oboe -Eb Bass solo
Procession to the Minster
Breezing down Broadway
Swedish Hymn -cornet solo
Fat Bottomed Girls
Game of Thrones
After two happy years as Musical Director, David Nicholson has stepped down from the role. A big thanks to his hand work over the two years, including our successful step up into first section from 2024.
We have now appointed Lee Woodward, formerly MD of Alder Valley and Staines Lammas Bands, who has recently moved to Coventry from the south-east. His first appearance will be at the forthcoming Pershore Festival.
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Sunday 22nd May found the band at their first 'park job' of 2023. David had arranged three sets of music to take the audience through three different events:
City of Coventry Brass Band are thrilled to announce the appointment of Kirsty Woodhouse as their Principal Cornet. Kirsty first joined the band in 2019 on Flugel Horn and took the Principal Cornet seat in May 2021. We look forward to hearing her solo performance throughout the summer programme.
On the 11th May 2023, City of Coventry Brass had a great evening with a special guest conductor, Paul Sharman, organised by Coventry City Salvation Army Band. Our players enjoyed rehearsing and learning more about Paul's compositions; 'Win the world', 'Inclusion', 'Everlasting Hope' and 'Dance-beat'. We joined players from a number of other bands: Dunchurch Band, Ratby Co-operative Mid Band , Coventry Festival Band, Foden's Band, The Salvation Army - Nuneaton and Stapleford Salvation Army.
Photos below were shared on the Coventry City Salvation Army Band's Facebook page, showing the band from the event.
Midlands Area (Second Section)
A Pilgrim's Progress by Rodney Newton
Adjudicators: Gary Davies, Sam Fisher
1. Foss Dyke (Gareth Westwood)
2. Rolls Royce (Derby) (Graham Cardwell)
3. Raunds Temperance (Jonathan Pippen)
4. City of Coventry (David Nicolson)
5. Shirland Welfare (Lyndon Cooper)
6. Tintwistle (Andrew Mallon)
7. Market Rasen (Ian Knapton)
8. Audley Brass (Tom Hancock)
9. Leicester Co-op (Luke Pallister)
10. Pleasley Colliery Welfare (Geoff Benson)
11. Wigston (Ian Needham)
12. Wellington (Telford) (Ian Johnson)
13. Shirebrook Miners Welfare Unison (Ben Hewlett-Davies)
14. Avonbank (Evesham) (Colin Herbet)
NEMBBA Spring Brass Festival
Section 2 (A Pilgrim's Progress by Rodney Newton)
Adjudicator. David Ashworth
1. Rolls Royce (Derby) (Graham Cardwell)
2. City of Coventry (David Nicholson)
3. Shirland MW (Lynden Cooper)
4. Audley (Tom Hancock)
5. Shirebrook Miners Welfare (Ben Hewlett-Davies)
6. Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band (Geof Benson)
Best Euphonium: City of Coventry
As part of our preparation for the Area contest we had an enjoyable afternoon and evening rehearsal with Dr Howard J Evans. Here's some pictures. Thanks to Geoff Saltwood for sitting in for Steve Anker.
Another fantastic rehearsal with Martin Heartfield to keep the contest preparations moving along. It is always helpful to hear a variety of thoughts from different conductors.