The band started in 1994 under the leadership of Liz Bexon as a small brass ensemble. Over the years the band has gone from strength to strength and currently has 50 members in the Big Band and 25 members that joined Feeder Band in January 2017.
The children regularly perform at various venues such as Spring and Christmas fairs, the annual leavers show at Romiley Forum, Stockport Mayor's Carol Service, John Lewis and many local events. In previous years the band have attended workshops with American musicians from the famous Wigan Pier Festival. They have regularly played at the Bridgewater Hall in front of house before the Christmas family concert and have recorded several CDs.
Over the years the band has raised several thousands of pounds for charities.
The Feeder Band commences in January of every school year and is preparing the children to join Big band in September. The Feeder Band have their own summer concert, usually in June. This concert is to show family and friends what the children have achieved in less than 12 months. We provide both our bands with waistcoats and bow ties for performances.
Children in Big Band have lessons once a week and meet twice a week after school for rehearsals.
As well as performing we also have a fun social side. We hold events for the children which have included discos, parties, BBQs and Prom nights.
Wednesday 28th June 2017 Induction evening is an opportunity for new children to come along and try the instruments. There is an opportunity to learn about how to have lessons and find out more about getting into band.
Liz started her musical career at the age of nine and was appearing regularly on Yorkshire TV to the age of fifteen. During this very busy period Liz attended Manchester School of Music for piano tuition and was given trumpet tuition by Dave Browning of the Northern Dance Orchestra. Liz was also a member of the Manchester Youth Band.
On leaving school she was a full time professional entertainer playing at venues all over the country including summer seasons at Blackpool and cruising all over the world.
Liz took up the baton 23 years ago with Romiley Primary School Brass Band starting with a small brass ensemble of six members.
|Friday 12th May||-||Spring Fair Romiley Primary School. 3.20pm Full band uniform|
|Wednesdays 17th May||-||Feeder Band trying on waistcoats. 3.20 - 4.15pm|
|Friday 19th May||-||Romiley Forum Concert with Werneth Concert Band. Full band uniform 7.00pm|
|Thursday 15th June||-||Big Band Junior Music 10.00am|
|Saturday 17th June||-||Stockport Plaza, Stars of Stockport - In aid of The Wellspring. 10.00am sound check at the Plaza.Concert commences 7.30pm. Full band uniform Tickets now on sale.|
|Saturday 24th June||-||Playing in Romiley Park 11.00am|
|Tuesday 27th June||-||Feeder Band Junior Music 10.00am|
|Wednesday 28th June||-||Induction Evening for new children|
|Friday 7th July||-||Community Concert 1.45pm|
|Thursday 13th July||-||Feeder Band Concert 7.00pm|
|Friday 21st July||-||Romiley Forum Big Band Final Concert and Quiz Night 7.00pm|
|Monday 24th July||-||Brass Party 3.30pm - 5.30pm|
|Date TBC||-||Year 6 Outing|