Well done to the players of our Beginner and Learner Bands who put on a hugely enjoyable concert last night to round off a busy term of music making. The Beginner Band opened the concert with a fanfare and the rousing ‘Battle Pavan’ which was enhanced by some lively percussion playing from Thomas and Adam. They then played a selection of Christmas carols. The Learner Band entertained us with some Christmas songs before the bands combined to play ‘Jingle Bells Boogie’ and ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’.
Thank you to Annabelle who performed ‘Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer’ as her first ever solo. Rory and Jasper Tidmarsh also performed solos; Rory a compilation of his own making and Jasper a lively version of ‘Frosty the Snowman’.
We now have about 30 young players attending the bands regularly including five recruits from last year’s ‘Brass in Class’ lessons at Blewbury Primary School. In the new year we hope to encourage some of this year’s group to attend. All our young players are going from strength to strength. Ben (trombone grade 3), Katie (horn grade 2) and Annabelle (cornet grade 1) all took ABRSM exams this week and three players, David (horn), Adam and Michael (percussion), will also be playing with the main band in the new year.
If you are learning a brass instrument and would like to get involved in Blewbury Brass Band please contact Judith Atkins firstname.lastname@example.org