Formed in 2008 to provide an alternative band for adult players who started to learn how to play a brass instrument and felt out of place in the junior band.
The concert band also provides an ideal opportunity for former brass players who wish to start playing again and they are not up to the standard required by the Enderby Band or who are not able to commit full time to a contesting band.
The musical repertoire is very varied and provides the players with a challenge as well as the MD.
The band does not undertake many engagements during the year so it does not encroach too much with other commitments the players may have.
The Concert Band rehearse on a Thursday evening at the band room which is at the rear of the Pavilion in Huncote from 19.15 to 21.15 with a tea break in the middle.
New players are very welcome no matter what standard they have reached as there is always a place for them.
Stewart started playing when he was 4 years old in Hove Salvation Army junior band which was conducted by his father, and when he was 13 he joined the Patcham Band.
He learnt to play trombone for a Scout Gang show that his father was producing, which came in extremely useful when he moved to Leicester and joined the City of Leicester Club and Institute band.
In 1971 Stewart joined Enderby band with the advantage of being able to play both valve instruments and trombone being extremely useful.
Stewart joined the Ratby Band in 1975 where Betty Anderson was conducting and played Solo Trombone for them during their rise from the Fourth section to the Championship section.
It was while he was at Ratby that he was asked to Tutor on the Wessex Youth Band course where he met and worked with many of the top players and conductors from the brass band world. He continued to be part of the Wessex course furniture for a number of years later, which helped him bring those well know faces to a number of Enderby Band events and training weekends.
Christmas 1989 was when Stewart left Ratby Band and rejoined the Enderby Organisation after being asked by Garry Sleath to rejoin. Since this time, Stewart has been fully committed to the organisation and is now in his 25th Year with the organisation.
Stewart trained and conducted the Youth band for 15 years and had many notable contest successes and a lot of fun during that time, to which he relinquished that position in July 2004 due to work commitments.
In 2008 the Concert band was formed with Stewart being the musical Director. This band was created for adult players who started playing later in life or for those whom did not have the time and commitment for the senior band, but still wanted to play and be part of the brass banding world.
After all these years Stewart is still passionate about banding and the organisation, whether it be conducting, helping the children in the Junior Band expand their knowledge or playing in the Senior Band.
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