Building on the success of last year’s Derek Broadbent event, the band will be inviting Alan Fernie to provide a weekend’s coaching for the band and other interested players.
If you would like to join the band for the weekend, then please email the Secretary.
The weekend’s tuition will cost approximately £50 but a limited number of bursaries are available.
A free concert was given by 5 junior/training bands at the Didcot Civic Hall on Sunday 7 October 2012. Our very own “Step Up” Band performed (co-conducted by Grace and Ian), and joined a “Massed Band” finale with around 70 learner band players.
Arranged by the Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association, the event was most enjoyable, and a great opportunity to showcase the achievement of local brass learners.
We are delighted to announce that SMILE, the Infineum Community Team, have decided to sponsor the band, with a generous financial donation of £500 to be used towards the setup costs of our new Learner Band. That news definitely calls for a “smiley” symbol :-).
With their global HQ in Milton Hill, just west of Didcot, Infineum International Ltd (click here to go to their website, www.infineum.com), is a world leader in the formulation, manufacturing and marketing of petroleum additives for lubricants and fuels. Established in January 1999, Infineum is a joint venture of two of the most venerable names in lubricants and fuels, ExxonMobil and Shell, and they have many of the world’s most recognised consumer brands as their customers.