Bicester Concert Band!
The emphasis of a concert band is flexibility. A Jazz band, for example, plays Jazz. You would expect a Blues band to play the Blues, you wouldn’t expect a Bagpipe band to play a swing repertoire. A Concert band would be expected to play all these styles, which is why it is so rewarding playing in such a band!
Concert bands primarily feature wind instruments and the Bicester Concert Band has spaces in all of its sections, we’re seriously looking for some good Brass players and need to rebuild this section from the bottom up; we’re designing our shows with solo feature spots and so a good tone is very important.
Unlike some bands, concert bands don’t play the same thing over and over again in an attempt at perfection, the aim is to give a good and varied performance, we want our listeners to be swinging their shoulders when they leave the concert hall, not rubbing their eyes! We’re not into band competitions at all so if you’re into practicing three tunes per term, a concert band is not the band for you. Don’t worry too much if your reading skills are a little rusty but you will need to be able to read music to a reasonable level.
The Bicester Concert Band practices at St Edburg’s Church Hall (Nr. Bicester Library) at 7.45 pm every Tuesday evening during school term time so if you’re a player and you want to take up a challenging position in the Bicester Concert Band come along.
For further information about joining Bicester Concert Band, please contact Malcolm McBride (Chairman) or Kathleen Greenway (Secretary) by completing the Join Us form!