Friday 3 January 2014

New Year - New Band Members Welcome

Northampton Concert Band are inviting local musicians to join them for an open rehearsal.

The award winning band formed in 1919 currently has just over 40 members, aged from 15 to 75, and are looking for new members to join their ranks.

Playing a range of different musical styles from marches to musicals, classical and contemporary the band are looking for woodwind, brass and especially percussionists who are, or used to be, grade 5 or above and who are looking for an opportunity to play again.

Stephen Bell, principal musical director, said “We have a brilliant music education service in Northamptonshire that produces some top quality musicians. After school and university many people stop performing to focus on their careers and family life.

“We are a friendly group that gives adults, young and old, a space where they can meet to continue to perform and develop their musical talent. I urge anyone who has decided to take up making music again for their new year, to come and join us.”

The open rehearsal will take place on Sunday morning January 12th from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Cripps Recreational Centre (Northampton General Hospital), Cliftonville, Northampton and those interested in attending are asked to register by sending an email to Michael on, or call on 01604 845 885