Love Music Trust to form a Primary School Brass Band

Posted by Ian Raisbeck on 15 January 2015

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Foden's Band are delighted that our partners, Love Music Trust (the local music education HUB provider), have announced that they are to form a new junior brass band.

The objective of the band would be to provide young brass and percussionists the opportunity to develop their ensemble skills which will then enable them to progress to one of our partnership ensembles: Lions Youth Brass, Maccelsfield Youth Band, Poynton Youth Band or the Fodens Youth Band....

For those children who take part in our Wider Opportunities Classes this will be an amazing opportunity and experience to play in a full scale ensemble and will help with your progression, should you choose the Play It Again scheme.

The Band will meet once per month and provide a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year with high profile professional musicians and ensembles.

The sessions will be designed to create a balance between musical development and also providing an enjoyable, fun environment for the children.

The band will be co-ordinated and directed by Nigel Birch, Musical Director of The Lions Youth Brass for over 20 years and also a tutor for The Love Music Trust. Nigel will be supported by experienced musicians from partner ensembles and The Love Music Trust.

The rehearsals will take place at Sandbach School on a Saturday Morning in the Maxwell Davies Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The will be a cost of £4 per session, which will be payable when you arrive at each session.

The band does not intend to conflict with any partnership ensembles to which the children may already belong, but to accelerate their musical development. At all times children are encouraged to give preference to their own regular ensembles.

The band will be a non-for-profit organisation, with all money taken from subscriptions going back into the band to purchase equipment, music and to provide the best possible musical experience.

The first rehearsal will be on Saturday 28th February 2015 and welcomes players of all abilities who still attend primary school.

All those who would like to join this exciting new ensemble should email the joining form on the Love Music Trust website to Nigel Birch at [email protected]

For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell