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On the 28th of March, KYBB were joined by Kearsley Training Brass Band for a jam-packed concert to end the Spring term. KTBB featured a number of soloists who gave it their all performing for friends and family, with support from Musical Director Sue Stirzaker and helpers Nellie & Gabby.

A Rousing End to the Term


We had a wonderfully busy Christmas this year, playing at Walkden Cricket Club, the Ellesmere Centre, Bolton Christmas Tree Farm, and of course around our community each Friday night in December for our Carol Crawls!

Christmas 2022


Kearsley Youth Brass Band are delighted to be represented in this year’s M&S Home & Clothing Christmas advert, in partnership with Neighbourly.
Neighbourly is a giving platform, which helps businesses connect and make a positive impact in their community, and this year they have partnered with Marks & Spencer so that your Christmas shopping benefits good causes in the UK.
At the end of August, secretary Rhiannon Harrison saw the call-out from Neighbourly to tell them about a great cause to be featured in a Christmas advert, and got in touch to let them know all about the wonderful Kearsley Youth Brass Band. Shortly afterwards, a whirlwind commenced as ET Casting got in touch – they wanted to have Kearsley Youth Brass Band represented in the advert, but there was still no indication as to who exactly this advert was for…

KYBB are on the TV!


The youth band were honoured to once again lead the Remembrance March through Kearsley this year on the 13th of November. Our congratulations go to those for whom it was their first time marching, and also our principal cornet player Gabriella Campion for their first ever Last Post.

Remembrance Sunday 2022


On Sunday 25th of September, KYBB played around the community to support the Kearsley Scarecrow Festival - and some of our wonderful members turned themselves into scarecrows for the occasion too! 

We always love joining in with this fabulous community event, and this year was no different. The band played before the festival prizegiving at Kearsley Mount Methodist Church, before travelling on to the Grapes Funfair and finishing off at the Horseshoe.


Kearsley Scarecrow Festival 2022


The 19th of July 2022 wasn't just the hottest day in UK history (so far), but it was also the day we decided to hold our end of year celebration concert! Whilst we can debate the wisdom of holding it on such a warm evening, there is no arguing with the fact that it was a fabulous evening, and a fitting way to end such a fantastic year. 

Our training band kicked off the evening with a plethora of soloists, performing to a simply packed church!
Huge congratulations go to Annie, Ember, Mabel, Kensi, Tilly, Lily, Kaleigh, Amelia, Summer, Charlotte, Emily, and Darcy for their wonderful solos!

What an end to the year!


What an incredible evening we had on the 17th of June this year,  celebrating our wonderful members and all their achievements this year!

A special mention must go to the awesome training band, with 20 members in attendance, some of whom had only been playing in the band for a week!

Of course, the evening was all about the awards, and the winners are as below.

The Shirley Holmes Memorial Trophy for Most Outstanding Training Band Member
Summer Openshaw

Linda Kearney Memorial Prize for Voluntary Contribution
Michael & Jean Hurst

The Tonge Trophy for the 11 & Under Most Improved Player
George King

The Harrison Prize for Family Contribution
The Campions

The MD'S Award for the Most Improved Adult
Dorothy Tonge

The KYBB Award for Most Promising Player
Rosemary Brunsden

The Chairman's Shield for Best Principal Player
Daniel Regan
The Bolton at Home Award for the 12 & Over Most Improved Player
Nellie Roe-Morton

The Jack Peers Trophy for Best Supporting Player
Mark Green

The Reemer Bailey Award for Most Outstanding Member
Gabriella Campion

Celebrating at our Awards Night!


A brand new festival to Kearsley this year, KYBB performed at the first Sausage & Cider Festival on the 26th of May this year. It was a fantastic, sunny Saturday and our members got the chance to enjoy sausages, ice cream and for the adult members, a little cider too!

Kearsley & Ringley Sausage & Cider Festival


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