YKirkby Training Section Concert
April 2017
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The 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 to 170+ 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!