Dates for 2015-16:

Summer Term 2016: April 17, May 8, 22, June 5, 12 19, July 3 with performances to be confirmed.

Autumn term 2016: Sep 4, 18, Oct 2, 16, 23, Nov 6, 20, Dec 4

Rehearsal Schedule: Summer 2016

17 April SR - New pieces and Folk Reels

Please note three week gap between rehearsals

8 May SR

22 May DM

5 June DM

12 June - possible extra rehearsal tbc.

19 June 10am-12pm + Performance at Queen's Park Open Gardens on the bandstand Day 2 to 3pm, plus option for chamber groups to play in Open Gardens 3:30-4:30pm

3 July 10am-12pm + Peformance at The Grove, Alexandra Park 2 to 3pm

This term we will look at:

  • Folk Reels
  • Smoke Gets in your Eyes
  • Misty
  • Handel - Air from Rinaldo, Finale from Water Music and Sinfonia Pastorale from Messiah
  • Peter Warlock Capriol Suite
  • Joplin - Elite Syncopations
  • Any other music can be returned.

    Folk Reels: The first three only for 19 June. Aim for accuracy and remember it will need to be in 2.

    Handel - Sinfonia Pastorale: This has the danger of slowing down. Keep it moving as if dancing

    Handel - Finale from Water Music: The second section is tricky and you need to know your part well enough to be able to listen to others playing.

    Joplin Elite Syncopations: Not too difficult but cut ties shorter so that syncopated phrases do not start late.

    Cakes: Summer 2016

    • 22 May: Karin
    • 5 June: Derek
    • 12 June: tbc
    • 19 June: Nicki/Steph
    • 3 July: Nicki/Steph