Training Section Concert April
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Training Bands are made up of the Beginner, Learner, Junior and
Community Band and total over 80 musicians. Ranging in age from
4 - 70+ and from total beginner to accomplished performers, the
bands are designed to give anyone who wishes to learn a brass instrument,
regardless of age or ability, the opportunity to do so.
The training sections are led by Sarah Woodward
the Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band Deputy Bandmaster along with
Jeanette Kendall assisted by Ben Smailes.
Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band is one of the oldest
Brass Bands in the Country, celebrating their bi-centenary in 2015.
Whilst the senior band represents the town and county at the highest
level at competitions throughout the UK, they know that for the
survival of the band and indeed for the survival of brass bands
nationally, tuition and
teaching people to play is imperative.
The concert was outstanding with pieces ranging
from traditional such as the Brass Band March Death or Glory from
Brassed Off, to Disney such as the Bare Necessities from the Jungle
Book to really tricky arrangements played by the Junior Band such
as Ticket to Ride and Bohemium Rhapsody by the Community Band. John
Woodward Kirkbymoorside Senior Band Master said:
"I was once again blown away by the standard
of our youngsters and our community band. Some of these players
started to play after Christmas and here they are giving a concert
people. I am so proud of what Sarah, Jeanette, Ben and all our helpers
have achieved with the bands. I know the future of brass banding
in Kirkbymoorside and beyond is safe with dedicated people like
this leading the way. As the town band we are delighted to play
for town events such as the 10K Fair, tractor run, Christmas Carolling
and Armistice Parade, but we are also delighted to give the town
the real joy of making music."
If you missed this concert then the Senior Band
will be performing a night at the movies in aid of the Ryedale District
Council Chairman's Charities on Saturday 6th May. Further details
can be found at www.kirkbyband.co.uk though fancy dress is not guaranteed!