Holiday tuning sessions
BUDDING brass musicians who live or go to school in the City of Wanneroo can take part in free brass band workshops these school holidays.
The Challenge Brass Band workshops are offered to school-aged children and will run over three Saturdays from April 14 to 28.
Run by Banksia Grove resident Ricky Wileman in partnership with the City of Wanneroo, the Brass Class workshops have been designed to give students the experience of being part of a community band without having to join or become a member.
Mr Wileman said the band was a path for people to continue their musical ambitions in the same way that amateur sports gave people the opportunity to pursue their sporting aspirations.
“The inspiration for the Brass Class came from some research into the amazing music programs that are run in schools and the large numbers of young people that are learning to play an instrument,” he said.
“The 2012 Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities Survey showed that 16 per cent (62,400) of children aged 5-14 in WA were playing a musical instrument.”
For more information, email email@example.com or call 0407 246 492.
Joseph and Charlie Slack with Alice Wileman.