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Training Band

Our Training Band is very successful. The players are coming on really well and enjoy taster sessions with the main band and their own mini concerts for friends and family.

We are continuing to expand our training band activity and we now have three groups running. Excelsior Bronze Sparks is our beginners group, led by Andrea Reid. We aim to make each rehearsal interesting, informative and fun.

Excelsior Silver Sparks is our intermediate group who have been learning for a couple of years and this group is open to anyone of around grade 1 onwards. This group is led by Sam Mills and this is where the group starts to play as a band with each player having their own part to play.

Our final group is Excelsior Gold Sparks and this is for players of around grade 3 onwards. Sam Mills chooses some interesting music for this group and we are always open to suggestions of pieces to play from our players.

We meet on a Friday at Christchurch, Abbeydale. The Bronze and Silver groups run from 5pm to 5.45pm and our Gold group runs from 6pm to 7pm. All our groups have instruments which are provided on loan by us free of charge and each weekly rehearsal is just £2.50 for the first family member and £1.25 for subsequent family members. Bargain!

In September 2019 we will be starting a new Bronze beginners group and we still have a few spaces for children or adults to join us. Enquiries to Jen Prior on 01242 582329 or contact us via the Contact Us page on this website. We look forward to meeting you!

Training Band Gallery