The Bury St Edmunds Concert Band comprises some 40 talented amateur musicians, with members’ ages ranging from their early 20’s through to retirees.
Our musicians play a full range of woodwind and brass instruments, ranging from the smallest (piccolo) through to the largest (tuba, or bass as it is sometimes known), all backed up by a strong percussion section. All of our players have undertaken a recognised programme of musical training, and demonstrate a high degree of proficiency with their chosen instrument, taking pride in delivering outstanding music at every performance.
We aim to present around a dozen public performances each year, including free-to-all summer concerts in Bury St Edmunds’ renowned Abbey Gardens.
Charitable fund-raising concerts have been a feature of our activities for many years. Recent fundraisers include –
September 2013 – September 2014
The band raised £9320 selling out the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds on three occasions. This money goes towards keeping the local theatre open and community projects they run thorughout the year.
Elmswell Primary School and the Elmswell Library shared £1230 from our concert in front of an audience of some 400 people at the Blackbourne Centre in Elmswell.
A performance of ‘Last Night Of The Proms’ at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds raised over £4000 for the Theatre’s Community and Education Programme.
Our concert at Plashwood House, Haughley, raised over £1100 for St Mary’s Church, Haughley.
A joint concert at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds with the Aquarius Singers raised £533 for EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices).
We perform a variety of engagements throughout the year which include charity fundraisers, weddings, private functions, village and church events.
Contact us for more information on booking the band.