Training Band

Our training band started in 2011 and has grown over the years so that we now organise two separate groups, one for beginners and another for those who are more experienced.

We start a beginners group in September each year and this group is led by Andrea Reid. We teach anyone from the age of 7 upwards, both children and adults.

Our more experienced group is led by Sam Mills. Each rehearsal includes technical help as well as ensemble playing. We have a wide range of music available and we are always open to suggestions of pieces to play from our training band members. Our aim is to make each rehearsal interesting and fun. We also like to provide our groups with the opportunity of playing in concerts and engagements where possible.

We meet at St John’s Church Hall in Churchdown on a Friday evening from 5.45pm to 6.45pm during term time. Instruments are provided on loan free of charge and each rehearsal is just £2.50 for the first family member and £1.25 for subsequent family members.