Reflecting on the Regionals 2009

The Torquay Area contest once again proved to be a very enjoyable day for the band. With an early start for a rehearsal at 8.45 we met at a Torquay hotel. I am sure the guests will hav... Read More
Released On 10th Apr 2009

Adjudicator's Comments from Northwest Regionals

3-Mar-2009 Cracking piece, cracking playing, but New World Sketches did catch a few out. Not Oldham (Lees) though who delivered a performance that Barack Obama would have been proud. The first ... Read More
Released On 9th Mar 2009

Adjudicators for Saturday

Below is some information about the two adjudicators who will be judging the bands at the West of England Regionals on Saturday. Nigel Boddice MBE, Hon. A.R.A.M . For his musical input and wo... Read More
Released On 9th Mar 2009

Programme Notes for New World Sketches

Below are the programme notes Dan Price wrote about New World Sketches, the 2009 second section test piece for the Regionals. New World Sketches is a descriptive journey through the landscapes a... Read More
Released On 9th Mar 2009

Regionals 2009 Approaching

With only a few days to go until the South West Regional Brass Band competition in Torquay the band are rehearsing hard. The test piece 'New World Sketches by Dan Price' has proved very enjoy... Read More
Released On 9th Mar 2009

Castle School Concert Success

On Tuesday evening, Phoenix were invited to play at Castle School in Taunton by the pupils of 10G1 form in aid of the SoapBox Trust who raise money for projects in Africa. Castle School have been... Read More
Released On 1st Feb 2009

Happy New Year

2009 is now upon us and we are hoping that it will be an exciting and prosperous year for Phoenix. Last night was our first rehearsal of the year, and what a great start to the year we had. Ba... Read More
Released On 7th Jan 2009

Cornet Players Wanted

Cornet Players Wanted We are currently looking for new cornet players to join our band. In short, we are a fun, contesting band. We only take on a handful of concerts and engagements, but we still ... Read More
Released On 3rd Dec 2008

Phoenix AGM

Another year has somehow passed and on Tuesday 18th November we held our annual general meeting. The chairman's and MD's reports were both positive and even the financial report added up! There were ... Read More
Released On 22nd Nov 2008

Jill's Moving!

Unfortunately we heard last night that our repiano cornet player, Jill, is moving to Portsmouth in February. Therefore, she will no longer be able to continue playing with the band. Ji... Read More
Released On 19th Nov 2008

Torquay Contest

Yesterday saw Phoenix travel to Torquay to take part in the 62nd annual South West Brass Band Association Championships. The contest was well supported by many bands some travelling as far as from Mi... Read More
Released On 16th Nov 2008

Phoenix in the Press

Rotary's Proms Night Ends on High Note By Claire Woods Staff Reporter Western Gazette British flags were flying high at a Last Night of the Proms concert in Huish Episcopi on Friday evening. ... Read More
Released On 3rd Nov 2008

Regional Contest Dates Released

The annual West of England Regional Championship dates up until 2013 are now available to view in the diary. However, since it has not yet been set which sections will play when over the weekend... Read More
Released On 3rd Nov 2008

Exmouth Contest 2007

Written by: David Baldwin We all packed and were then on our way to Exmouth with our buckets and spades. This was the annual Entertainment Contest held every year in The Pavilion in Exmouth.&n... Read More
Released On 3rd Nov 2008

Huish Episcopi Concert 2007

Stan Jones was impressed with both the band's performance and attitude to playing at the recent Exmouth Entertainment Contest.  As a result, he and Somerton Rotary Club have arranged a concert a... Read More
Released On 3rd Nov 2008

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