Neil Venables

Neil Venables

2nd Euphonium

I started playing aged 10 in my local band in a Shropshire village, beginning on Percussion before moving to Tenor Horn. After a break from full time banding during university I returned to the scene at Sale Brass having moved to Manchester for work. 

After a brief stint on 2nd Cornet I was asked to have a go at Euphonium on a trial basis and have been a Euph player ever since. After 3 successful years with Sale, including winning the Butlins title 2 years running, I was invited to join Besses Boys’ Band as their 2nd Euphonium player. After a few months I moved up to Solo Euphonium. 

After 2 happy years there I decided it was time for a new challenge and moved to VBS Poynton in July 2018.

Player Trivia

Favourite Test-Piece
The Triumph of Time

Favourite Concert Piece
O Magnum Mysterium

Banding Highlight
Going on stage at Butlins to collect the 4th section first prize trophy two years in a row - and the celebrations after