Frumptarn Guggenband need you!

Discussion in 'Recruitment Corner' started by Craigblade, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Craigblade

    Craigblade New Member

    Hi,
    I am writing to you regarding the Frumptarn Guggenband from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. We are a fantastic vibrant group that creates a carnival atmosphere, featuring a large percussion section, along with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, and tubas. This type of band is relatively unheard of in the UK, as there are only TWO such bands in the whole country.


    Guggenbands originated from Switzerland in the 1950s, and not only do they have a special sound, but each have their own creative theme. They are also extremely popular in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, and Germany, where they are to be found in most towns. Our band currently has a theme of Coal Miners, which we thought was appropriate as Barnsley was well known as a coal mining town many years ago. Other bands have themes such as Penguins, Vampires, Clowns, Egyptians, and Vikings, just to name a few! What is really good about all these bands is the relaxed, happy, and natural atmosphere – having a fun time is what makes the band so enjoyable to play in. We encourage anybody who is slightly musical to take part, whether they are young or old. Therefore, whole families, friends and relatives can take part together.



    Our band has only been in existence for three years, and in that time we have been invited to many functions, including:

    § The annual International Guggenmusic Festival in Barnsley’s twin town, Schwasbisch-Gmund, Germany (with an estimated audience of 10000 people).

    § The World Firefighter’s Games in Sheffield (with an estimated audience of 6000 people)

    § Leeds University (with an estimated audience of 1500 people)

    We also play regularly at Mayor’s parades, village galas, etc.


    Anyway, we need to recruit more players, so if you play any brass instrument, or percussion then please let me know. We only rehearse ONCE A MONTH, on the second Sunday of each month, between 4.30-6.30pm (extra rehearsals may be called for closer to gigs). We rehearse in PADS (next to the Barnsley football stadium). Our next rehearsal is this Sunday, so feel free to come down for a blow. If you do wish to come along can you just call me first though please on 07763609138.

    Thanks a lot :eek: .

    Craig Wolstenholme
     

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