August Camp 2017
Posted on the 26th Aug 2017 in the category Announcements
We have had a fantastic three day camp wokring with our music writer David Reeve, who flew over from the USA to work with the corps in bringing his music to life. We are very grateful to David for all his guidance and support in our preparation for the second half of the 2017 season. Have a look in our gallery for a selction of photographs from the weekend.
Midlands Music in Motion
Posted on the 10th Aug 2017 in the category Announcements
Beeches Performance Ensemble are holding their competition 'Midlands Music in Motion' for the second consecutive year. The competition is the opening competition of the second half of the 2017 season and showcases a range of talents from across the BYBA and DCUK competition circuits.
2017 Schedule released!
Posted on the 14th Oct 2016 in the category Announcements
We are pleased to be able to release our schedule for the 2017 season - We are currently looking at moving a couple of rehearsal weekends to the Upton upon Severn / Tewkesbury area, as we believe as a Corps we need to look after members who travel distance to march with us, we currently do this with members from the Warwick area.
BRAND NEW WINTERGUARD
Posted on the 24th Oct 2015 in the category Announcements
We are now recruiting for our brand new winterguard group who will represent birmingham in WinterGuard UK. We will rehearse every Saturday, 10am-4pm at The North Birmingham Academy. This is open for all aspiring dancers from the age of 11 upwards. No experience is necessary as we provide advanced instruction.
The group will explore a range of dance using equipment such as flags and rifles, creating a final product of display that will be used in competition. It is a great opportunity for anybody to learn a new style of dance, get fit and meet some great new friends!
Please come along to our first rehearsal on Saturday 24th October at The North Birmingham Academy, 395 College Rd, Birmingham, B44 0HF. Please arrive at 10am to be welcomed and introduced to brand new dancers who will be the first ever 'Beeches Winterguard', dressed in appropriate clothes. We suggest a loose fitted tshirt, leggings, short or tracksuit bottoms and sensible trainers. Also bring along a packed lunch and plenty of liquids!
Do not miss out on this amazing opportunity!
DCUK competition - 4th July
Posted on the 4th Jul 2015 in the category Announcements
Blue Devils International Clinic
Our members got to take part in a clinic instructed by DCI staff guided by members who have marched in the world champion performances by Blue Devils! It was a surreal experience for our brass, battery and frontline members.
Percussion and frontline learnt a range of basic techniques and warm ups as well as learning some top tips from top class drummers. Brass were taught warm up techniques, involving breathing exercises, tonality exercises and various warm up music patterns. We then got to experience what it's like to play two songs alongside our talented UK guests - unreal! We played Eternal Father and When a man love's a woman, two performances which our members have watched in awe on youtube many times.
We then all came together and did a show and tell. What a proud moment!
After the amazing experience with BDI, it was now time for our performance. It seemed like a very long day for our marching members, but they fought through the tiredness and performed brilliantly - with a fantastic, supportive audience. After watching performances from top quality bands; Jubal, The Company, Kidsgrove, Juliana and then BDI, our excited members then found out our results.
We came an amazing 8th out of 12th place - which was very unexpected considering we had no competing guard so it was inevitably going to be a tough competition. Again, being successful in Brass and percussion placings!