Thursday, 8 January 2015

2nd Annual Open Rehearsal for All

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Following a successful event last year Northampton Concert Band are again opening up to allow any musician of any standard to join them at an open rehearsal.

Northampton Concert Band are holding the open rehearsal on Sunday 25th January to give brass, woodwind and percussion players in the Northampton and surrounding areas an opportunity to experience what it is like to play with a top class, award winning, Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

Northampton Concert Band rehearse.

Players of all abilities and ages are very welcome to come along for the experience whether they are post grade 8 or still developing. The standard of music played at the open rehearsal will vary greatly from around grade 5 or 6 level to grade 8 so there will something there to challenge all abilities."

Last year they attracted 6 musicians to join them and this year they hope to attract even more.

Stephen Bell, who has been their musical director for 10 years, said “Performing in a large group is so much more rewarding than playing on your own. I urge anyone who hasn’t played for a while who is looking to perform again to feel free to attend.”

The band has over 40 members and performs throughout the year and in November they were awarded a Platinum award at the National Concert Band Festival Midlands regional event.

For more information email members@northamptonconcertband.org.uk
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