Academy Brass were tipped as a band to watch in 2017 following on from recent contest successes, where they picked up the best soloist and entertainment prizes.
Following the promotion of the then 'B' band to the 2nd section, and the opening of our new Band Hall, we formed a new Band: Academy Brass, registered as a 4th Section Band. Academy Brass rehearse on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings in our Tugwell Field Band Hall, check here for timings. New players are welcome, especially cornets and Bb bass!
We are very pleased to say that Academy Brass is conducted by Nikki Jones, a brass tutor, who is also Chair of the Oxford & District Brass Band Association. They competed for the first time in the Regionals at Stevenage in March 2014 and were placed 12th out of 20 bands an extremely creditable result. They followed this in 2015 with a 13th placing out of 22 bands. 2017 saw their best result to date finishing in 10th place.
A great programme MD - well directed; great use of the talent you have in the band.... Well done to all!
Amy Jones (Solo Horn) performing at St. Michael's Church (Abingdon).
Academy youngsters celebrate victory at ODBBA entertainment contest.
Charlotte Worth leads the cornet team.