The Training Band has some 25 playing members aged 8 upwards who are approximately grade 2 standard and above. Its an excellent ensemble for players to improve their band ensemble skills and to make new friends. We also welcome adult players.
The class meets once a week every Friday evening from 6.30pm – 7.30pm and is conducted by Miss Samantha Harrison who also conducts the youth band. Samantha is also supported by Janice Davison who plays Eb Horn and French Horn.
The band usually performs 2 or 3 concerts each year for parents and friends and sometimes at local primary schools. We also aim to perform at the Regional Festival of Music for Youth and the National Youth Brass Band Championships.
The repertoire covers a variety of styles, from Film & Disney music through to traditional Marches and Hymn tunes.
Eventually, when a certain standard is reached members are encouraged to join the youth band which meets every Saturday morning.
Membership fees are £10 per month, paid monthly in advance by Direct Debit. Where possible instruments are provided free of charge from our instrument lending library. We also take a small £20 deposit against instruments which is refunded on return of the instrument in good working order.
If you would like further details about the training band please contact our band Secretary, Kathleen, using our contact form.