Academy brass have been tipped as a band to watch in 2017 following on from their recent contest success, where they picked up the best soloist and entertainment prizes.
Following the promotion of the '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 in our Tugwell Field Band Hall from 10.30 - 12.30 and 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 Chairman 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.