At Swinton we are passionate about enabling anyone who wants to learn to play a brass instrument to do so regardless of age or background, hence we offer free tuition and instrument loan and have no subscription fees. We have two very active groups who not only rehearse and practice together but also perform out in the community.
Our groups accommodate all ages so whether you have children who want to learn or you are an adult who wants to learn or return to playing after a long break we can cater for you.
Our sessions are entirely run by enthusiastic volunteers from our Senior Band who. We teach you how to read music as well as how to play a brass instrument. We are committed to teaching in a safe environment and all our tutors are DBS checked, we have a Safeguarding and a welfare Officer and have a number of members who have completed the Brass Band England Band Safe training.
Beginners Group - Fridays 6.30 pm to approx 7.25pm
This group caters for complete novices who have never previously picked up an instrument until they reach the stage that they are able to join the training band. It also includes some members of the training band who come early to support the new starters. We also provide individual lessons during this time. The beginners group also perform a couple of times a year along with the training band and senior band to give them experience and buzz of performing in public.
Training Band - Fridays 7.30 to 8.30pm
In this session we continue with the group work playing a wide variety of more advanced music. During this time we continue to provide individual lessons. A few members of the senior band come along and sit in the group to help out. The training band have their own uniform and have a number of performances out in the community across the year. This gives purpose to the rehearsal and practising and prepares them for the transition to the senior band.
So if you are aged anywhere between 7 and 70+ and fancy learning a brass instrument, why not come and join in? We provide instrument loan, music and tuition all you need is enthusiasm and commitment, so contact Tracey on 01653 696417/07874 746589 for more details.