Band search for mini trombonists
A BRASS band is seeking youngsters to join its ranks.
Macclesfield Youth Brass Band is recruiting budding trombonists aged seven and upwards to join its Training Band in November.
Absolute beginners are welcome and the band has a collection of mini trombones suitable for primary school children.
Those who join up will be able to skip the usual waiting list and benefit from training and the loan of an instrument for just over £1 a week.
Liz Hudson, musical director of MYBB’s Training Band, praised the versatility of the trombone.
She said: “Not only do trombones appear in brass bands, but in jazz bands and orchestras.
“Once the players have sufficient reach – usually by high school age – they transfer very easily from the mini trombone onto full sized instruments.
“As mini trombonists they can play a full part in our Training Band and enjoy all the fun of appearing in concerts and events.”
MYBB consists of three bands and more than 120 members and is run by volunteers.
The Training Band rehearses on Friday evenings. Contact Liz at email@example.com or call 07806 709566.