About the Band

The Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band is one of the North-West's premiere brass bands.

Delighting audiences throughout the year with original and entertaining concert programmes, the band is a regular prize-winner at contests throughout the country. Following the bands victory at the Regional Championships in Blackpool in 2016 the band now compete in the Championship Section with some of the finest ensembles in the brass bands world. The band are currently directed by Stig Mærsk who developed his musical career in Denmark .

Recent highlights in the bands diary have included:

  • Performing the World Premiere of The Anson. Composed by Jonathan Taylor, The Anson was commissioned by The Anson Engine Museum to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the internal combustion engine.
  • Being the last ever brass band to record in the BBC's famous Studio 7 on Oxford Road with a performance that was broadcast on BBC Radio 2.
  • Recording our most recent CD also titled The Anson.
  • Finishing 2nd in the National Championships (1st Section) in Cheltenahm in September 2016.

The Band rehearse twice a week (Monday and Thursday, 8.15 to 10.15pm) at their own band room on Park Lane, Poynton:

The Band Centre
220 Park Lane
SK12 1RQ


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