News
Mike Phenton

Registered Charity 1118220


News

Mereside Brass are moving to 'The Venue' at the beginning of September - first rehearsal Friday 6th September 2019.  Please feel free to come down to either watch or join in.  All welcome.

A great event was enjoyed at the Peover Game Fayre 4th August 19 where Mereside Brass performed

image1 (3)
image1 (4)
image2
image3
image4
image5
image6
image7
image8
20190804_151749
20190804_151501
20190804_151538
20190804_150842
20190804_151904
20190804_151741
20190804_151501

Mereside perform at a joint concert with Crosby Band at the Villa Marina over in the Isle of Man!

IMG_0883
IMG_0884
20190718_195247
20190718_202821
20190718_200838
20190718_200829
20190718_202139
20190718_202155
20190718_203806
20190718_203758
D069A3DD9EF349DC889DCA29623B3754
CA32A197E4254112BD08208756243DDD
BAE81274290545B698852D68E2FC602D
B029D1AE62A24EE2A6335F1C59B3E8AD
IMG_0893 (1)
AA41C2AE675E46B4BBC48751059D60D1
ACCFC4BD75394FE8AC25CDA61D5D8D1C
A27792C9741047A982FD30ADFCB5759F
2822B2A2827549C398C266FDA118F00E
2436C9BDE7E549C19B8518FB065B2F8E
753E8F957CD449B78CEE3FD80A1C172D
436AAFBCB31D400698BE93185FE2A4EC
269FF6A089A149EE940BA7A3D2D5DCB6
922D14A1CA994624BDE7EF9F6177A00E
83EE0AB7F6B1498AB3DC9F49744D486B
81E6465BC2C04F87BAB9E64D836DDC70
EA7A12BF6DC84ADE97EBF97CFE59FFCC
57CB447DEA694F228855722E222E2064
48C7F2F48C8F4DC3989D0D6DEDC2B371
28A7E613DE394DCFA20B1D51136AA9D7
5E982E1E158943669B07B79D733DB31B
26DDBEED19BB44D3907CF4CD3BC566EB
07D4F7E14697480E85B1758B6D767A52
980BF1DB60EA4C79A75D99DB6894BBB4
E1BA19C24D2A4B2C98953DF7B62351CD
3E68D4C730AA4100A7A52A9EA570EE20
22D73905D53544F994B7BB76323C0D20
2F05F6AB11BD41DFAA13ED6D1567B6E0
1FA716D09A2C414D976A94483726FD42
D069A3DD9EF349DC889DCA29623B3754
CA32A197E4254112BD08208756243DDD
BAE81274290545B698852D68E2FC602D
B029D1AE62A24EE2A6335F1C59B3E8AD
2822B2A2827549C398C266FDA118F00E
AA41C2AE675E46B4BBC48751059D60D1
753E8F957CD449B78CEE3FD80A1C172D
436AAFBCB31D400698BE93185FE2A4EC
269FF6A089A149EE940BA7A3D2D5DCB6
83EE0AB7F6B1498AB3DC9F49744D486B
00BD00A28BE148328C50EC77D1FCEA04
81E6465BC2C04F87BAB9E64D836DDC70
57CB447DEA694F228855722E222E2064
48C7F2F48C8F4DC3989D0D6DEDC2B371
28A7E613DE394DCFA20B1D51136AA9D7
07D4F7E14697480E85B1758B6D767A52
4D4ED832DE3148A79FFF83C22F801AA4
04B9FFE2B6E0487F9543D5FD6683900E
5E982E1E158943669B07B79D733DB31B
3E68D4C730AA4100A7A52A9EA570EE20
2F05F6AB11BD41DFAA13ED6D1567B6E0
0EF3E3A190EF4DBF878101ED9D712761
1FA716D09A2C414D976A94483726FD42
1BD383567D1549D2A6A6A9229E36C2D9
0F678D19D0FF4F969E6C70380773FB8B
0BD671772B184AFCA1478AEE18EA52D0
5AE0C5D8ACC7482E98E3331C3600CEAE
386B8EEC5C88434CAD77F69DC040F283
4B55955920114036BF756E68C9B8EC6A
92ED2DD183134ACF84AF9FC03F1A0E92
55607A94F0344F489C1E4E09B8F1B72D
D3FD1696E3444A88830F7403A6C05AC8
IMG_0894

Rehearsals for the joint concert in the Villa Marina, IOM 2019

20190717_194417
20190717_194000
20190716_195743
20190717_194519
20190716_195733
20190717_194511
20190716_195741
20190716_210047
20190717_195428
20190718_203758
EBFAC99CC76A4ABE92CBC5C717F0F520
EB5CFC1C79744D3A8BD46194A53EEDF9
D06CA79755014DDCB224727B231D30C3
C60D6519D05946BAB45AC0B5A7F8ECDC
B32BD266036A483FB6335601DBD8EF82
AF7CEE94CAE34AF9B9AF4F7350A25BE9
79210833BC9F4590A4C6D5F8AD4E032C
28D25BE39BD34713B00C53AD785F39F4
98073E8D6A814494BB717EA1138430CA
9035B328A74642BB8069D5FC4AE8BFDF
356C658DF7024CA19FF930C6EF49E5BD
24E12DEFD34E4728AE990ACA65ECE840
06AA5E5A53E84C13B2B9A1021437A456
0E473D67FA4144059017117ABAAC9A89
0D84E3E8172441F0ADE64EFA248EAF87

Relaxing in the IOM

20190716_123847
20190718_230151
20190718_230301
20190718_230252
20190718_230246
20190718_225844
20190718_225840
20190718_230321
20190718_225849
20190716_140558
IMG_0112
IOM 2019 Laxey Wheel
IOM 2019 Laxey Drift Mine
IOM 2019 Laxey Bridge
IOM 2019 View from Laxey
IOM 2019 Laxey Booking Office
IOM 2019 Douglas hotel seaview
IOM 2019 Douglas hotel view
IOM 2019 Chris at Laxey
IOM 2019
IOM 2019 Sound
IOM 2019 Port Erin
IOM 2019 Bob paddling at Port Erin
IOM 2019 Douglas at night
IOM 2019 Norman meets June
IOM 2019 IOM Back in Liverpool

Mererside Brass played for the annual Plumley fete 2019

received_2386701201571569
received_2317214041695924
received_2277595082554385
received_2301802066702612
received_2065957106849637
received_1288997237938072
received_446105899302039
received_472200546945606
received_478014316282633
received_640337193110587
received_837738313277670
received_904128116598461
received_409076233283844
received_379748376221819

Mereside Brass played at the annual Plumley Village Hall Christnmas concert 2018 during which awards were presented to:

 

Bill Lacey Player of the Year 2018 - Dede Simkins

Henry Ash Bands Person of the Year 2018 - Bob Dixon

Special Birthday Presentation - Sylvia Laycock

A great time was had by all at the Park Royal Mereside Christmas Party 2018

Mereside Brass play at Hopley House Farm 2018

Mereside Brass play at Richmond Village, Nantwich 2018

Our 3rd engagement of the day on Remembrance Sunday.  Preparing for our final performance at St Oswalds Church, Lower Peover 2018.

Mark Blakeson plays the last post at Rudheath Cemetery on Armistice Sunday 2018

Mereside Brass play at Runcorn Station as the Queen and Megan arrive for the opening of the Widnes Bridge 14th June 2018

Plumley Village Hall Christmas Concert 2017


Mereside Brass Band Tour to the Isle of Man

31st July - 4th August 2017


The tour coincided with our 15th Year Anniversary of the band.

The band celebrated our 15th annniversary on the last night of the tour with a meal at the hotel and a cake made especially for us in the Isle of Man.

Mereside Brass enjoyed their annual Christmas meal at the Blue Cap in 2016 and presented awards to:

 

Bill Lacey Player of the Year 2016 - Mike Miller

Henry Ash Bands Person of the Year 2016 - June Sedgwick

 

 

 

Peover Game Fayre

 

2016

Plumley Village Christmas Concert 19th December 2014


Mereside Brass brought some Christmas music and fun to their home at Plumley Village Hall.  As always the hall was full and the band have recieved lots of compliment on their festive and varied programme.


The band also made its annual awards for 2014 which were the


Bill Lacey Player of the Year 2014 - John Wiseman

Henry Ash Bands Person of the Year 2014 - Chris Ravenscroft


Congratulations guys.

Chris Ravenscroft Bands Person of the Year
Plumley Village Hall
John playing the Bear Neccesities
Player of the Year John Wiseman


"Thank You Mereside" 1st November 2014


"Lostock Gralam Parish wanted to say a huge thank you to Mereside Brass for an excellent concert.   Everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed the variety of music performed and were very impressed with the professionalism of the band. There was a lot of foot tapping going on  and iIn fact we enjoyed it so much we were hoping that perhaps we could book you again next year but at a date to suit yourselves?


We wish you every continued success in the future and hope that everyone involved with the band has an excellent and joyful Christmas and New Year"


Lostock Gralam Parish.




"Gary Curtin Steps In" 18th April 2014


Gary Curtin

Black Dyke's Euphonium Player Gary Curtin stepped in to conduct Mereside Brass at the last minute on Friday.  Our regular conductor Mike Phenton was unable to attend the rehearsal so Gary kindly took the band through their paces in his absence.  He focused heavily during the first half of  the rehearsal on the band playing together as a team, the band now all remember to breathe together and start together!  He then spent the remaining part of the rehearsal building Mereside's Concert Programme and helping the bands soloist perfect their recitals.  The feedback from the band was exceptional on what was a fun and stretching rehearsal.  Gary even enjoyed the social side of Mereside Brass in the Golden Pheasant  afterwards!


From all at Mereside  Brass, Thank You Gary for a great rehearsal and helping us out on such short notice.

Mereside Brass Dinner and Awards  December 2013


The Annual awards for 2013 were held at the the bands Christmas Dinner and the results were:


Bill Lacey Player of the Year 2013 - Cameron Smyth

Henry Ash Bands Person of the Year 2013 - Tony Bishop


Congratulations guys.

Mereside Brass Christmas Fair Manchester Central 

1st  December 2013


Mereside Brass spread the festive cheer to the Manchester Central Christmas Fair playing carols and modern Christmas peices,  The stilted soldiers particularly enjoyed "Stop the Calvary".

Mereside Brass Training Weekend  1st - 3rd November 2013


Mereside Brass embarked on a residential traninig weekend at Sedgely Park in Manchester to build th'e musical ability and spirit of the band. On Saturday they spent the day on sectional rehearsal's with Black Dykes Brett Baker and his team.  In the evening the band had their own talent show and then it was back to work on Sunday.  Richard Evans from the Leyland Band took the Sunday's rehearsal  and said that Mereside played really well and had a really special spirit in the band that he loved.

"Mereside play Runcorn Hill in the Sunshine"  9th June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

"Congratulations to Georgina (Principal Trombone on your wedding day from all your friends at Mereside Brass"  3rd August 2013

 

 

 

John Bishop comes to watch the band at Runcorn Hill  18th August 2013


Whilst Mereside Brass were entertaing the people of Runcorn Hill, John Bishop was sat in his sisters Garden listening the band.  He enjoyed it so much he came to watch and wanted to meet the band afterwards





Mereside Brass North West Area Contest  9th March 2013


The North West Areas Fourth Section Finals saw Mereside Brass play the challenging Spanish Impressions composition.  They were competing against 16 other bands at the Winter Gardens Blackpool.  The band delivered an excellent performance that saw them into the top half  gaining them a superb 8th.   There was special mention for the percussionist team and the MD's Rubato on the day!

"Mereside Celebrate 10 years over the Christmas Period"  21st December 2012

 

Mereside brass ended a busy and successful Christmas season with a packed Christmas Concert at their home in Plumley Village Hall.  Here's to another successful 10 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Annual Awards 2012"                          15th December 2012

 

The band had a wonderful Christmas evening and were pleased to announce the winners of their annual awards at the party.

 

Henry Ash Award for Bandsman of 2012 June Sedgewick

 

 

Bill Lacey Award for most improved player of 2012 Ben Wilde

Mereside Brass are featured in Cheshire Life (Knutsford got Talent)                         September 2012


"The musical group has gone from strength-to-strength with members from 15 to 74-years-old, many of whom have years of experience. Some members have gone on to success including 22-year-old cornet player, Jonathan Probert. He joined Mereside when he was 13 and now plays with the renowned Fairey Band, originally formed in 1937 by employees at Stockport’s Fairey Aviation Works. It has won many accolades including National Champions of Great Britain."

 Chris Hardy, band secretary, said: ‘We have members who come from all over to play in the band and it’s something we get a lot of enjoyment out of.


the full article here

http://cheshire.greatbritishlife.co.uk/article/knutsfords-got-talent--meet-the-people-who-make-this-community-lively-43670/


Mereside Brass lead the Paralympic flame march                                              ITV 26th February 2012


Mereside Brass had the privilege of  playing on the March to welcome the Paralympic Flame to Mid Cheshire.  They also delivered a concert at the welcome party in Winsford and featured on ITV news.

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2012-08-28/paralympic-flame-on-final-stage-of-tour/


Mereside Brass "European Tour"                                                                       20th July 2012


Mereside Brass completed an successful 3 country European tour. The band were based out of the German city of Aachen and completed 3 concerts, the park at drielandenpunt (the 3 borders), the second in the Beautiful city of Luxembourg and finally in the main square of Maastricht.  The band has a great time and the programme of music proved a huge success to the European audiences.


Mereside Brass "New Uniform"                                                                                June 2012


Mereside Brass ordered their new uniform ready for their European tour and wore it our for their first tour concert in Hollland.


Mereside Brass "A Fantastic Wedding Evening"                                                 6th April 2012


Mereside Brass played at the Mereside Golf club at a fabulous wedding. In the first half the band did a dance set, in the second half all things British with a great Proms theme.  The band and the wedding party all had a great time.