Some of you may be aware, that earlier this week Penkhull Village Brass received the best Christmas present, the keys to what will become our new band room. After nearly 18 months with planning and several council departments we will now embark on one of our biggest projects as the building and renovations start on the old Trent Vale bowls pavilion in January. Look out for our grand opening, hopefully around June 2024.
Some of you maybe aware of the devastating fire at St Johns, Trent Vale on the 20th April 2022. The band moved into the church in January and stored our music and instruments there. Even though we have lost a significant part of our music library and had considerable damage to our stored instruments, nobody was injured and everything was insured. We are now back running at full speed and have now taken up residence at Stoke Minster. We would like to thank everyone that has helped us and offered assistance over the last couple of weeks, especially the team at St Thomas's Church in Penkhull for allowing us to rehearse there and the team at St Johns Church for their help and moral support.
Today was our first gig since March 2020. We were asked to support an event at Burslem Cricket Club, which we were more than happy to do. With not performing for 18 months, nerves were a little on edge but all in all we were very happy with what we did to help the event along.
Here are a couple of videos mad on the day.
We Are Back!
With some of our players we had a distanced outdoor rehearsal on Sunday 2nd August and it went really well. We are currently looking to start rehearsals again soon, even if it is just once a week. Hopefully we will be back to entertaining you all again soon.
For now please enjoy Music To Watch Girls By recorded on Sunday.
Penkhull Village Brass were asked to help out in the autumn performing in the opening titles of the Great Pottery Throw Down 2020. It was a great experience and one we would like to repeat. Here are a couple of photos and some of us doing our thing enjoying our 15 seconds of fame on the Great Pottery Throw Down. (click the link below to view)
Penkhull Village Brass are delighted to announce that we have been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.
During this funding phase of 12 months, Co-op members will be able to choose Penkhull Village Brass as their local cause.
Every time a Co-op member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes to local causes in their community. Please select us as your local cause.
To become a Co-op member costs £1, so please join and help us raise funds for our childrens band by selecting us and shopping at your local Co-op.
Join online at https://membership.coop.co.uk/new-registration.
Poptastic - Kids Band
We were very proud to show off our youngest and newest members of the band at our recent Poptastic event. 3 members from our growing kids band (now 7 members) gave their first public performance - and what a fantastic job they did wooing the audience with a couple of Abba numbers. Well Done!!!
Grant from Stoke-on-Trent Community Investment Fund
We were very lucky recently to receive funding from the City Council towards the purchase of some much needed brand new instruments!
Pictured here with Councillor Abi Brown are band members Edward James, Glynn Lewis, Claire Shepherd and Alan Chaplain-Payne.
A fairly wet day didn't dampen the spirits of our birthday pair at a recent joint 30th Party in Denford!
Despite the drizzle we were top of the bill and entertained the 'Music Festival' goers with our diverse range of popular and traditional music!! See what they said about our performance here!.