If you’re an enthusiastic woodwind, brass or percussion player with ensemble experience, we’d love to hear from you!
When the coronavirus crisis is over, we’ll resume rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at St Richard Reynolds School, Clifden Road, Twickenham, TW1 4LT, which is a short walk from Twickenham Station. [We use the separate sports hall building, accessed through the pedestrian gate in Station Road.] Parking is usually easy in the evening.
Barnes Concert Band is a community band started over 40 years ago. We have around forty members, amateur players from South-West London who enjoy practising and performing a wide range of wind band music from contemporary to classical, films and shows. The Band support the activities of local community organisations and regularly play in the summer on bandstands. We also invite audiences to formal concerts so we can tackle the more challenging pieces in the wind band repertoire.
We welcome new players and especially French Horns to join us. Players should have a good standard of general musicianship, be proficient at sight-reading, and commit to practising regularly to reach a high standard of performance. We currently have a waiting list for flutes, but do please get in touch if you’d like to join that.
We are particularly interested to hear from players of the following instruments:
Anyone wishing to join the Band should understand our Child/Young Person Protection Policy – we are an adult band but very occasionally exceptional young players are with us.