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is a small group of 'hobby' musicians with strong ties to the town of St. Agnes
The name Bryanek dates back to the 13th Century and was the name given
to the Churchtown area of St. Agnes in those medieval times.
The Ensemble however is much younger! (although some of the players
don't look it!) The group of six decided to put the 'FUN' back into their
music makings and in January 1999 Bryanek Brass was born.
Lorraine Avern (Cornet)
Helen Jones (Horn)
Del Wilton (Euphonium)
Alison Berry (Trombone)
John Wilton (Tuba)
The Ensemble decided that if they should perform publicly that any
earnings over the running costs should go to a charity.
The nominated charity of
Bryanek Brass is The
Since those early days we have had a couple of changes to our line up of
players. Lorraine moved away to live and work and we have had additions thanks
to Emily Douglas and Sally Jeffrey.
Rehearsals at Macmillan meeting room, St
Clement, Truro suspended.
|Carol Evening Is A Huge
|104 year old Lottie Davis and her fellow residents at Poldhu Care
Home in Mullion were all smiles this week when they took part in a
carol service to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.
Along with invited guests, they requested their favourite carols and
then sang along as members of Bryanek Brass Band played the familiar
As well as providing festive entertainment, the evening was also an
opportunity to raise awareness of the sterling work being done in
West Cornwall by the Macmillan Cancer Relief charity.
Members of the charity’s Helston committee were on hand to ensure
that everything ran smoothly and a number of local businesses had
donated prizes for the evening’s raffle. These included the hire
of an E-type Jaguar from Cornish Classic Hire, a Cornish food hamper
provided by Food for Thought, meals for two at Trelowarren and the
Halzephron Inn, a £25 meat voucher from Etherington Butchers and
two adult passes for nearby Flambards.
‘We’re so grateful to the Poldhu Care Home for hosting this
event and to the businesses who’ve contributed,’ said Noelle
Wilton, Macmillan’s Fundraising Manager for West Cornwall. ‘We
launched a campaign to raise £600,000 over the next three years to
fund three nurse development posts, a head and neck specialist nurse
post at Royal Cornwall Hospital and a specialist speech and language
nurse post also at RCHT. As the carol service has proved, people in
Cornwall are very generous and I’m confident we will, with their
continued help, achieve our goal.’
As well as the carol service, residents at the Poldhu Care Home have
been taking part in other festive entertainment. They have had a
candlelit supper, schoolchildren have visited them and they have
been out to local events. A trip to the pantomime at Flambards has
also been planned.
‘There’s always something happening here,’ said 79 year old
Maisie Culmer who has been living at Poldhu for nearly five years.
‘That’s why I love it here.’
Anyone wishing to buy Music for Macmillan – a CD featuring
Camborne Town Band, St Hilary School Choir, Karen Hurn, Ceryl
Humphries and Roger Miners that has been exclusively produced for
the charity – should ring 01209 211442.
For further information about Poldhu Care Home, please ring 01326
L to R: Chris Blount, John Wilton from Bryanek brass band, 99 year
old Jess Rourk, Simon Phillips from Swallowcourt and Noelle Wilton
from Macmillan Cancer Relief.
Thanks to The Smugglers Den Inn at
Trebellan, Cubert and Tesco, Redruth
for allowing us to play
carols and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief (Cornwall)
over a cheque to Noelle for MacMillan.
Bryanek Brass wish Phillip and Joanne COOMBS congratulations. We were
delighted and privileged to play at their wedding at Pendennis Castle on
Saturday 20th May 2006.
And Thanks to David and Nick who helped us out on the day.
John Wilton, David Wilton, Ian Jones
Nick Annear, Helen Jones, Alison Berry, Sally Jeffrey,
If you are a brass player and live in the mid-Cornwall area and our
ensemble interests you E-mail us for the date and time of our next rehearsal.
Because some of our members are shift workers we do not have regular
rehearsal nights. Albeit we do try and plan about 6 months in advance.
We do not have a regular M.D but Emily's brother Matt is pressed ganged
when required. Matt is a music teacher at a mid Cornwall school so as well as
having a wealth of knowledge he has a great degree of patience!!!
So if you are interested in playing , for fun and for charity please
Our rehearsal venue is - Please email
The audio files on this site are not played by Bryanek
Brass but the pieces are in our repertoire
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This page was last updated on 26/01/07.