The Enderby Band Organisation has announced that it is forming two new bands, an ‘Apprentice Wind Band’ and a ‘Big Band’.
The Apprentice Band is starting on 5th April at 6.30pm and will be based on a Wind Band format.
It is for musicians in their early stages of learning or those that have had some time away from their instruments and that would like to get back into playing.
The Apprentice Wind Band will be aimed at grades 1-4 standard but grades aren’t essential to join.
It will be a chance for musicians to build confidence to play with other players supported by members of the Wind Band.
The Big Band will be starting soon and will rehearse on Sunday afternoons.
The Big Band will follow a traditional ‘big band format’ of Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones and Rhythm Section.
The Big Band will concentrate on developing a repertoire in its early stages so that it can focus on performing gigs – ideally once a month in the longer term.
Anyone interested and who would like any more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 marks Enderby Wind Band’s 10th Anniversary and to celebrate they are hosting a Gala Concert at Brockington College on the 26th September.
The concert commences at 7pm and will feature music selected by the band as their favourites from over the last 10 years.
The band will also have past members joining them for the night, including past Musical Directors making guest appearances.
The band are being supported by ‘Percussion Plus
‘, a Leading British musical instrument manufacturer who will be arranging for all of the percussion instruments the band will need for the 10th Anniversary Concert.
Enderby Wind Band is the latest addition to the Enderby Bands Organisation, having been established in September 2005.
A traditional wind band format, they cater for all wind and brass instruments and their range of players currently includes Clarinets, Flutes and Piccolo, Saxophones, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpets, Cornets, Horns, Euphonium, Trombones, Tuba and Percusionists.
The band attracts a wide range of players of all ages and abilities who share a passion for playing music together and each year the they perform at many venues and events across the county.
Tickets are expected to sell quickly and anyone wishing to purchase tickets can contact the band to register interest via the email address email@example.com
Enderby Brass band are in the process of change and are advertising for a new Musical Director as a result of Jonathan Mott’s enforced retirement through ill health.
The band had hoped he would be in a position to resume his role once back to full health, but he has decided to step down.
The organisation says it intends to use the appointment of a new Musical Director to open a new chapter in the band’s illustrious history.
As so often happens when a band is without a permanent full time Musical Director, a number of players have been tempted away to other bands and so the organisation is therefore looking to recruit around half a dozen players to bring them back to full strength.
The band rehearses on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 8pm to 10pm; then some call in at the pub on the way home!
Alongside ‘Enderby Band’, their partner bands in the Organisation (the Youth, Junior, Concert and Wind Bands) continue to thrive with a combined membership of over 100 players.
The Youth Band recently finished in joint first place at the Action Medical Research Youth Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain.
All four bands welcome beginners through to experienced musicians of all ages, allowing them the opportunity to enjoy their playing.
Any former player with the band – or a player wishing to join a successful friendly band can call Dave Stanley, Senior Band Chairman, on 0116 2866103 or Chris Stanley (Stan), Senior Band Manager, on 07855 625556.
Stan vcan also be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of the bands or details for attending a rehearsal.
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