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Rehearsal dates 2016/17


Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from
7.30 - 9.30 pm in Jesmond.
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No rehearsals in school holidays.


Autumn Term 2016
Tuesday 6 September to Tuesday 13 December
Half Term (No Rehearsal) Tuesday 25 October


Spring Term 2017
Tuesday 3 January to Tuesday 4 April
Half Term (No Rehearsal) Tuesday 21 February



Summer Term 2017
Tuesday 25 April to Tuesday 18 July
Half Term (No Rehearsal) Tuesday 30 May


Autumn term 2017 starts Tuesday 5 September
(To be confirmed)

 

Newcastle Concert Band was formed in 1986 by local professional clarinetist Graeme Evans and bassoonist Tony Hedley. The aim of the group is to enjoy playing music together and to further the musical experience of all age groups and improve musical standards in the common bond of musical performance.

Our Musical Director David Milner is a talented and experienced French horn player and began conducting the band in the early 1990s. John Pearce our bandmaster is our deputy conductor.

The band has around 40 regular players and we rehearse once a week during term time on Tuesday evenings from 7.30-9.30 in Jesmond, Newcastle. We perform in many different venues throughout the region. See our concerts page for further details.

Our instrumentation consists of piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinets (E flat, B flat, alto and bass), bassoon, saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone), trumpet, French horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba and percussion.

New players over the age of 18 are welcome. If you are interested in joining the band, please e-mail us at newcastleconcertband@hotmail.com and we will invite you to a Tuesday rehearsal.
There is a waiting list for most instruments at the present time. However we do require a drummer. We expect a standard of at least grade 5. Subscriptions are currently £32.00 per year and free (or £7 voluntary contribution per year) for full-time students and other concessions.

Socialising is an important part of band life. We regularly enjoy going out together for a meal and a drink, and occasionally try something more adventurous!

 


If you would like to enquire about joining the band, please contact us at newcastleconcertband@hotmail.com.