3:00pm Friday 16th August 2013
LOVERS of trumpets and trombones are being invited to make a big noise this autumn.
The Ledbury Community Brass Band (LCBB) is looking for new players for the new season, which starts with a free taster session on Thursday, September 12.
The band was formed three years ago and now has about 30 members comprising brass players of all ages and abilities.
But a busy programme means that new faces will be most welcome.
Appearances will include the Ledbury Remembrance Day Parade and the annual Ledbury Christmas lights switch-on.
The band is also busy rehearsing for the world premiere of Ledbury’s very own town march composed by musical director John Frith and sponsored by local companies and organisations including Butler and Sweatman, the Feathers Hotel, Ledbury Town Council, Orme and Slade Solicitors and Shane Howells.
Band spokesman Helen Holloway said: “We have a number of players in the band who played brass at school but hadn’t played for a while.
“It could be time to dig that brass instrument out of your attic!
“Or if you can play, but don’t own an instrument, then do still contact us as the band is building up a collection of instruments to loan to suitable candidates. We would be delighted to hear from players of any brass instrument.
“Unusually for brass bands, we are a little short of cornet players at the moment so we would especially be interested to hear from any local cornet and trumpet players and would also like to recruit a kit player/percussionist who is a music reader.”
The band is lucky to have very experienced musical directors including Stuart Essenhigh, a professional trumpeter and brass teacher at Ledbury Primary and John Masefield schools and John Frith, a professional composer and brass teacher.
Potential members should contact the LCBB through their e-mail address lcbb@hotmail.
co.uk or go through the website ledburycommunitybrassband.
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