Concert Band This Easter – Update

27 March 2015.

Unfortunately, we have had a very disappointing take up from concert band members on this occasion, and, following discussions with Liz Schofield, it is felt that the band is not musically viable and so we have reluctantly decided to cancel the Concert Band course scheduled at Alameda Middle school from 31 March to 2 April.

We fully realise how disappointed this will leave many of you and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused, but felt we were left with no choice.

However, the Reunion Band will still be performing as arranged on 4 April, and any members of the concert band who applied for the Easter course are more than welcome to come along and play.

The band will be comprised of past members from more than 20 years and will be conducted by Mr Kevin Nicholls. I am sure it will be great fun as well as very rewarding musically with a number of professional musicians who are ex-band members taking part.

The details are as follows;
Venue: St Marks Church, Calder Rise, Bedford MK41 7UY
Rehearsal: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Concert: 7.00pm Tickets: £5 and £1 available on the door

If you do wish to take part, please email stating your name, instrument and age.

Please bring with you a packed tea, a music stand and concert dress of all black.

There will be Bedfordshire Music Trust staff at the rehearsal and concert to look after students between rehearsal and concert. Please indicate in your email if you are happy for your child to leave the venue between rehearsal and concert. There will be no charge for taking part.

In addition, any student who wishes to transfer to another of the Easter Music Courses is very welcome to do so. Please email us as soon as possible. Spaces are available in Wind Band and also, for orchestral instruments, in the combined Youth/Second Orchestra.

The course details are as follows:

Wind Band Course
Course: Sat 28 – Mon 30 March, Redborne School: 0930 – 17.00
Concert: Tues 31 March, Redborne School Rehearsal: 9.30 Concert 19.00

Orchestra Course
Course: Sun 29 – Tues 31 March, Redborne School: 0930 – 17.00
Concert: Wed 1 April, Bedford Corn Exchange, Rehearsal: 9.30 Concert 19.30