If you’re an enthusiastic woodwind, brass or percussion player with ensemble experience, we’d love to hear from you!
We rehearse 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. [Please note – we rehearse in the separate sports hall at the back of the site, during current building work accessed through a single gate – and across the grass! – in Station Road just to the side of the main vehicle entrance.] 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 are particularly interested to hear from players of the following instruments: