Amersham Band has roots stretching back to 1843 and the band celebrates its 175th Anniversary this year. Since 2013 the band has been developing and extending, with the creation of intermediate and beginners’ groups, Amersham Community Brass and Brass Roots. Membership has grown to nearly 100 people, in all age groups (doubling in the last 5 years) and there is a plan to grow further, establishing a Brass Academy, a new Youth Band and a Big Band.
The band is busy raising funds to construct a purpose-built rehearsal and teaching facility in the town centre. 70% of the £425,000 budget is now secured and the enabling site works will start this Autumn, with the aim to complete the project by the end of 2019.
This will be the first appearance of Amersham Band in the First Section Finals, although the band has played in the Finals at four previous occasions since 2010, as it worked its way up through the Sections.
Chairman, Fred Harrison said: “Our vision is to be a centre of excellence for brass music in South Buckinghamshire; to be the first-choice place to go for all those interested in learning, playing and listening to brass music.”
Principal Cornet: Will Watson
Soprano: Tom Watts
Flugelhorn: Georgina Marsay
Solo Horn: Philip Fisher
Solo Baritone: Dec Goodhall
Principal Euphonium: Paul Baker
Solo Trombone: Ian Hogan
Eb Bass: Guy Button
BBb Bass: Malcolm Peach