Latest News - Summer 2017
The band has now completed all of its summer engagements, and we are looking forward to a period of relaxed practising without the pressure of engagements until the autumn. So now would be the perfect time for anyone that might be interested in joining the band to come along and see what we are all about. Either just come and watch, and see how we work, or have a go on an instrument. If you decide you want to give it a go, we can lend you an instrument, and you can join our beginners group. We will show you what to do and guide you through the business of reading music, and just in case you find that prospect scary, let me assure you that it’s easy. You already know your alphabet, and to read music you only need to know the bit from A to G anyway, so that’s about it really. Then it’s just practice. Yes I’m afraid we can’t get round that, and unless you commit to practising at home, and coming to rehearsals every friday, it’s not going to work. But it’s no big deal - 10/15 mins a day to start with, moving up to half an hour or so, more if you’re keen, for the first few years to get you established. But anyway, as Plato said, “The beginning is the most important part of any work”. In other words, you’ll never know unless you give it a go.