Junior Band


6.00pm to 7.30pm every Friday

The Fallibroome Academy,
Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF

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About our Junior Band

Our Junior Band is not just the stepping stone between our Training band and Youth Band, it is very much a band in its own right with a full calendar of contest and jobs to prepare for. There are now approximately 30 players in the band currently with an age range from 9 to 15 years old.

Rehearsals often start with sectional sessions to help the players really get to grips with the technical challenges of the music they are practising. The band has played at many school and community events such as on South Park bandstand in Macclesfield, as well performing at our regular Christmas and Summer concerts with the whole organisation.

The Junior Band has a fantastic record of achievement in contests and competitions, for example at the National Youth Brass Band Championships and the Newcastle-under-Lyme music festival.

Musical Director Tim Grindey

Tim began his playing career at the age of seven, joining Bollington Training Band on Cornet, and progressing up to Bollington Brass Band at the age of 10. Tim also joined the South East Cheshire Youth Band under Louise Renshaw.
Having moved from Bollington Brass, Tim joined the Band of the Cheshire Constabulary under David Woollam, where he also became a member of the Drum Corps.

Tim became Musical Director of the MYBB Drum Corps which successfully ran from  2012 to 2018. Having grown with MYBB from a player, Tim took to conducting under Louise and Cheryl with the Junior Band as Deputy MD, and became Junior Band Musical Director and a Trustee in March 2014.

Tim is a plumbing and heating engineer by trade and ran his own business from 2010.