Band search for mini trom­bon­ists

Macclesfield Express - - LOOKING BACK -

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 train­ing@mybb.org.uk or call 07806 709566.

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