Young­sters are a hit in Dis­ney­land

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE - HE­LEN JOHN­SON

MID­DLE­TON Youth band have just re­turned from their third tour to Dis­ney­land Paris.

The trip was made pos­si­ble after two years of fundrais­ing and saw the band per­form at the pop­u­lar hol­i­day spot in its Videopo­lis the­atre.

Youth band man­ager and mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Louise Crane said “It has been so ex­cit­ing to tour to Europe to play a concert in front of an in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence and es­pe­cially mag­i­cal to be play­ing at Dis­ney­land Paris!

“We are so proud of our young mu­si­cians, not only were they ex­cel­lent am­bas­sadors for our town and coun­try, they were an ab­so­lute credit to the band, their par­ents and them­selves for the whole week­end.”

The youth band’s next adventure be­gins with the launch of an all new train­ing band for begin­ner brass play­ers.

The launch be­gins with an open day on Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, be­tween 11am and 12pm in the band room at St Stephen’s Church Hall in Mid­dle­ton.

Prospec­tive new mem­bers can come along to meet the team, try out some of our in­stru­ments, play with or lis­ten to our es­tab­lished youth band and reg­is­ter for our new train­ing band.

The first re­hearsal for the new train­ing band will be on Mon­day, Septem­ber 11, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

New mem­bers will ben­e­fit from our free in­stru­ment loan scheme and free tu­ition from qual­i­fied tu­tors in a fun and safe en­vi­ron­ment.

Fund­ing for the project has come from Tesco bags of Help, Mid­dle­ton Round Ta­ble and other sources.

Young peo­ple over the age of seven who have re­cently started brass lessons in school or pri­vately or who wish to be­gin to learn a brass in­stru­ment are all wel­come to reg­is­ter for the new train­ing band by email­ing the youth band man­ager Louise on youth­band@mid­dle­ton­band.com or by com­ing to the open day.

The band also have va­can­cies for any es­tab­lished young brass player in the youth band.

Va­can­cies would suit play­ers of ap­prox­i­mately grade one/two stan­dard or above with op­por­tu­ni­ties for more ad­vanced play­ers to progress into the se­nior band.

This ser­vice is also free of charge to young brass play­ers. There are no fees or subs.

See mid­dle­ton­band. com/youth-band/ or face­book. com/ Mid­dle­tonYouthBand/ for more in­for­ma­tion about the band.

Mid­dle­ton Youth band have just re­turned from their third tour at Dis­ney­land Paris.

Mid­dle­ton Youth band per­form­ing at Dis­ney­land

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