Sunday 12 January 2014

Open Rehearsal Attracts New Musicians

Northampton Concert Band were joined by new members at an open rehearsal held on Sunday (12th January) in Northampton.

Joining the 40 strong band on the day were 6 new musicians consisting of 3 flutes, 1 clarinet, 1 French horn and a trumpet. The rehearsal involved a wide variety of music to give the new members a feel of what the band is like.

Kathrina Perry (33), a flautist, hadn't played her flute for 5 years and 15 years since she had played with a band. Kathrina said "I saw the event via a Chronicle twitter feed and decided to give it a go. I really enjoyed the rehearsal and was made to feel very welcome. The band made an amazing sound and I will be going again."

Stephen Bell (50), principal conductor, said "The open rehearsal went very well and all those who took part seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Hopefully they will be joining us for our first concert of the year in March."

The non auditioning community band perform throughout the year at many events and concerts in Northampton, including taking part in the "Bands in the Park" season at Abington Park bandstand in the summer.

The band is still on the lookout for more members so anyone interested in joining the band is asked to contact the band secretary Michael Watkins on 01604 845 885 or email

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