Brass Band from Kościelna Wieś

Voluntary Fire Brigade Brass Band from Kościelna Wieś

The Brass Band was established in 1911. The originator of this action was the board of Voluntary Fire Brigade from KościelnaWieś and it is related to Voluntary Fire Brigade up to today. The first bandmaster was Jan Potecki and during the after war period consecutively: MichałGorzelańczyk, Adam Skalski, Pełczyński iWładysławDrobniewski.  During the II World War many members of the band were killed and the majority of musical instruments were destroyed.

In 1946 the band was reactivated. WawrzyniecGorzelany was the bandmaster up to 1952. His successor was BronisławMarczak who has led the band for 36 years. It was one of the best period in the history of the Voluntary Fire Brigade Brass Band from KościelnaWieś. In 1986 BronisławMarczak was awarded by the Polish Union of Choirs and Brass Bands with the silver medal. At the same time the whole band was awarded with gold medal for its activity. These were the greatest prize for musicians.

MieczysławMarczak, BronisławMarczak’s son became a new bandmaster in 1988. Voluntary Fire Brigade Brass Band from Kościelna Wieś still has actively attended in the cultural life of the region.

WojciechMusiał became a new conductor in 1995. Young bandmaster has extended the repertory of the group. He has introduced many new high standard musical works. In that time many young musicians have joined the brass band who are the base of the band today.

In 2001 the Brass Band celebrated 80-years Jubilee. Almost 30 musicians were honored by  the Polish Union of Choirs and Brass Bands with special diplomas.

In 2003 the band gave concerts in Chievres (Belgium) – Gołuchów community twinned town.

During the following years  the band was awarded with few honors degree. In 2006 the Band placed on the fourth position in the XIV Provincial Voluntary Fire Brigade Brass Bands Overview in Kępno what opened them the door to take part in regional overview. There, they placed on the fifth position during XIX Regional Voluntary Fire Brigade Brass Bands Overview in Siemiatycze.

In 2009 Marian Sikorski became a new bandmaster. For the Brass Band a new artistic stage has begun. New repertory has been prepared and workshop for young musicians has been organized. In the same year during XVI Voluntary Fire Brigade Brass Bands of Southern Wielkopolska Overview in Gołuchów, musicians from Voluntary Fire Brigade Brass Band from KościelnaWieś placed on the second position. Next year brought them another success. They placed on the third position in the higher range XXI Regional Voluntary Fire Brigade Brass Bands Overview in Krynica-Zdrój.