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About the Band
We are a concert wind band consisting of adult learner musicians.
We play on Friday evenings in Christ Church, Sutton, at 7.15 pm during term time and at various concert venues throughout the year. Whilst junior players have many youth bands and orchestras to help them along, there are far fewer opportunities for adults who take up an instrument later in life or choose to return to playing after many years absence. We continue to welcome new players with little experience of ensemble playing although we do ask for Grade 4 proficiency or above. If you are interested in joining please visit our contacts page.
Our members play a wide range of instruments;
Woodwind - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto/Tenor/Baritone Sax, Bassoon.
Brass - French Horn, Trumpet/Cornet, Trombone, Euphonium. Tuba, String Bass
The band is particularly keen to recruit the low brass.
About the Music
We play a wide variety, including:
Film and show selections
Arrangements of popular songs, old and new
Christmas carols and songs
Big Band arrangements
The accent is on cheerful and fun!
We have appeared at Charity events for;
The Diamond Riding School for the Disabled
Queen Elizabeth Foundation
St Raphael's Hospice
Childrens trust Tadworth
Talking Newspapers, Banstead
Elizabeth Old Peoples Home, Croydon
Redhill Methodist Church for the 'Live at Home' charity
And we have played at
The Chipstead Flower Show
The Annual Fete for the Royal Household staff, Windsor Great Park
The Festival Diversions Programme at the Millennium Dome, Greenwich
European Car- Free Day, Sutton
Friends Meeting House, Sutton
Stonecot Park, Sutton, Annual Picnic
Christmas Lights Ceremony, Sutton
Christchurch - for the 'Sutton South Hello' group