Tea, Cakes and a Plastic Trombone…
Published in General on 2014-11-24 by Lofthouse Brass Band
It wasn’t a tea and biscuits at Lofthouse Brass Band’s recent Music Café plastic Trombones, tenor horns, cornets and even percussion were all amongst the instruments available to try out at a taster session on Saturday 22nd November.
The Open Day followed a successful 'Brassed On' week in local schools, where over 1,500 children were introduced to music and playing a brass instrument.
Organised by Lofthouse Brass Band, the open morning provided an opportunity for anyone interested in playing a brass instrument to have a go.
Andrew Whitaker, Music Director of the band, said “The morning was a great success, we had over 25 people join the training band on the day and a number of others express an interest and took an instrument home with them."
"It was certainly a worthwhile day and people of all ages came along to try out the instruments," he added.
"What surprised most visitors was that lessons are offered free of charge and we offer a free instrument loan scheme."
Andrew said: "All we ask is that they come along, show some enthusiasm and most of all enjoy themselves.”
The morning was co-hosted by James Stretton of Orichalcum Brass. James brought a wide variety of instruments along with him; plastic trombones, plastic trumpets, piccolo trumpets, post horns, slide trumpets and even hosepipes! The band and their committee would like to extend their thanks to James and all the help he has given them to make the event a huge success.
If you missed the event then it’s not too late to get involved. The band practice at Outwood Working Mens Club every Saturday morning from 10am – 12noon and every Thursday evening from 7pm-9pm. Anyone is welcome to pop along, the door is always open and the kettle is always on!
Anyone who is interested in joining the band or would like more information should contact Andrew on 07879 400 538
or email firstname.lastname@example.org