Our Training Band is primarily a feeder band for the main Brixham Town Band. As such it welcomes anyone interested in learning an instrument, particularly those still at school and those that can read music. All ages and abilities are welcomed. The Band has always considered that the recruiting and training of new players is one of the most important things we can do. To this end we run a training band on Thursdays 6.30 – 7.30pm at Brixham Community College when the young people who play in the main band along with learners of any age can meet and play less complicated pieces of music together.
David Phillips leads the group with the help of Norma Buckley, Ted Thomas and Philip King [Contact Dave Phillips if interested on 01803 853539]. Beginners are given a 30 minute lesson whilst the other more able players rehearse our music. It gives our young people who are normally playing 2nd or 3rd cornet a chance to play the top line.
The relaxed atmosphere allows complete beginners to join in and improve rapidly. The band occasionally performs in public, either on their own or in conjunction with the main band – see album below .
We will always welcome new members and are able to offer free tuition and in most cases a free use of an instrument and music. If you are interested in learning please contact us via comment section on our Contact or Guestbook Pages, send us an email, give Dave Phillips a ring on 01803 853539 or pop in and see us at a training session sometime.