City of London Brass Band: new from January 2014

Discussion in 'Recruitment Corner' started by North Londoner, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. North Londoner

    North Londoner Member

    Enfield, North London
    North London Brass is launching a new band project in the City of London, rehearsing on Wednesday evenings at St Giles Cripplegate, the Church in the Barbican EC2, from 15 January 2014 at 7pm.

    Our City of London Brass Band is coached by John Vincent (ex-Salvation Army Kenya, BBC Elstree Concert Band) and David Stoneham (ex-Epsom & Ewell Brass Band, The Collaborative Orchestra) and forms part of the North London Brass Network of local, grassroots bands that we've started from scratch over the last four years in Muswell Hill, Enfield/Edmonton and Putney, comprising around 100 players at all levels.

    St Giles Cripplegate is also hosting our scheduled NLB Central Band (ie our massed bands) rehearsals under the direction of Andy Flaxman (former Principal Trombone HM Coldstream Guards) and our top-level NLB Staff Band rehearsals under the direction of John Holland (Lambeth Wind Orchestra, Regent Brass).

    We hope to appeal to City-based workers, visitors, students and residents who might fancy joining a conveniently-located brass band that is in the heart of the City and at the centre of the community.

    North London Brass bands welcome people of all backgrounds, ages, experience and current ability. Indeed, we've taught scores of adults to play and read, in some cases from zero musical knowledge. A large proportion of our membership are returning players who are rediscovering brass playing after long breaks (I think the record is currently 47 years between putting down a euphonium as a teenager and picking it up again as a pensioner!).

    We would welcome experienced players who might have time and inclination for an extra blow in the City during the week, perhaps also those who might enjoy helping us mentor developing players, and we accept learner players at any level. Please help us spread the word.

    For more details, please see our website at and please do get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks. M
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