June 2021

  • Posted on: 15 July 2021
  • By: Lawrence F

During July a small group from the Band will play for 20 minutes out of doors at six local primary schools, as part of the national 'Proms in the Playground' scheme being promoted by Brass Bands England. The response to our offer has been enthusiastic: the children will get to hear live music again at school, after more than a year of Covid disruption.

We'll be following these events up -- pandemic restrictions permitting -- with an 'Open Morning' at the Galtres Centre in Easingwold on Saturday 25 September, from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., for youngsters, their parents and friends and anyone else (no upper age limit) who might be interested in the idea of playing a brass band instrument. Come along for an experimental blow!

May 2021

  • Posted on: 11 May 2021
  • By: Lawrence F

Pandemic restrictions brought our rehearsals and performances to a complete stop from March 2020 onwards. For more than a year we've kept ourselves going with online 1-to-1 and group tuition for our learners. As restrictions begin to lift, we're planning a cautious re-start. Open-air rehearsals are planned (weather permitting) in Easingwold's Memorial Park, on Mondays 17 and 24 May, 7 -- 9 p.m. From 31 May small groups will be able to rehearse in our bandroom, and from 21 June full Band rehearsals will once again be permitted indoors. Beginners' Group and Development Band rehearsals should also be able to re-start soon on Fridays. Everything depends, of course, on the continued retreat of the pandemic. Phone or text 07717 944900 for the latest information.