Downton Band launches its exciting training band in September and is still keen to hear from anyone who wants to take part and learn a brass or a percussion instrument. The traditional brass band, that has recently celebrated 140 years of music making, is set to launch its training band on Wednesday September 16th with their first rehearsal at 6pm in the band’s band room on Gravel Close, Downton. Paul Williams, Downton Band’s Musical Director said: “The new band is open to anyone who wishes to come along and learn how to play an instrument. We have deliberately tried to make it as cheap as possible to learn with us as music tuition and instruments can be very expensive. For just £1 a week you’ll get expert tuition, a weekly rehearsal, plenty of performance opportunities and the loan of an instrument to take home to practice.” “The band has been very fortunate to be supported by Wiltshire County Council’s Community Grant scheme, Persimmon Homes Community Champions and the People’s Postcode Lottery Trust, the charity funded entirely by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. This funding has allowed Downton to buy lots of new instruments that are now sitting on shelves waiting for our launch date for lots of learners to take them home and work on their musical skills.” Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.