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We have a thriving youth band of youngsters ranging in age from 5 to 18ish. The band welcomes all new players and is able to provide an instrument, music, uniform and support for those in their early years of playing.
The aim of the band is to encourage youngsters to improve their playing through a shared enjoyment of working with others. We have a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, members of the band suggest music to play, sometimes conduct a piece and recently initiated the purchase of a more modern uniform. We are a very sociable band and enjoy chatting and sharing refreshments at all of our summer engagements as well as playing music together.
New members are always welcome in the band. We can accommodate absolute beginners, those who can play a few notes and adults either starting out or returning to playing.
All of our volunteers have had appropriate checks and we are a member of Brass Bands England. As such, we follow their child protection guidelines. The chairman of Patcham Silver Band acts as welfare officer for our Youth Band and attends our weekly rehearsals. Our policies are available on request.
Performances in the 2014-15 season included
Southern Counties Amateur Band Association Quartets and Ensembles competition.
St Annes Well Festival
Henfield Open Gardens
Lancing College Preparatory School Fete
St Philips Church letter and carols service and summer fete
The Fairy Tale Fair
We rehearse on Friday evenings from 7-7:45pm during term time. Our more experienced members then stay to join in with our adult band rehearsal until 9:00pm.
Follow the link to the Hiring/Joining page to find out how to join the band or to the contacts page to email our secretary