Prior to the School’s Open Evening next week the Megaband, being the training wind band, from the Abraham Darby Specialist School for the Performing Arts, Madeley, Telford will be holding its third open rehearsal on Saturday 29th September in the School’s Selwyn Theatre, during the School’s Saturday Morning Music College, where tuition is given to the pupils at no cost to the parents. Parents of primary school children who either play an instrument or who are interested in commencing musical tuition are invited to attend the open rehearsal between 9.15am to 10.45am. A coffee morning has also been arranged by the Supporters of Music at Abraham Darby School (SMADS). SMADS will also be on hand to provide light refreshments and also to talk to parents who might be interested in assisting the continuing fundraising in order to maintain the consistent and sustained success of the senior bands at the school that has been witnessed over many years. The Megaband was formed in January 2005 with the merging of the Junior Woodwind Ensemble and the Junior Brass Band and is under the dual direction of Rachel Morton, the school’s Head of Music and David Maplestone, a brass peripatetic music teacher. Andrew Roberts Chairperson of SMADS said “this is the third time we have held an open rehearsal and it does attract quite a number of parents who were interested to hear the Megaband and their children who are keen to join in and play with the band. The open rehearsal is a good idea as it serves the dual function of informing the local community of the Saturday Morning Music College and also hopefully to be able to recruit new parents to become SMADS members thus ensuring the continuation of the excellent fundraising works which provides further support to all of the bands from the school”.