Covid-19 Update: I'm hoping to take this group virtual and form the Harmonia Symphonia. I'll be sending out parts which can be recorded whilst listening to a backing track through earphones and I'll then assemble it as a multitracked performance. Mexican Clapping song will be first, and I'll send it out around Easter.
Harmonia Youth Band rehearses on occasional Sundays during term-time. The group is open to woodwind players of grade 0-5 and parts are hand-picked for each player to ensure the right level of challenge. It's open to children and adults.
The first session took place during the summer term 2019 and was a great success with performances of both classical and jazzier pieces. The second session in December 2019 was our first with adults invited and we were delighted to have four parents join us. We're now up to 18 players!
It is hoped to run a session each half-term so that Harmonia woodwind pupils, and other early grades players can get together and learn band skills, understand more about other instruments and improve their sight-reading.
SPRING 2020 WORKSHOPS
Woodwind players of grade 0-5 are welcome to attend the Harmonia Band Spring workshops. We'll be doing different music at each, so you can sign up for both, or just one. Adults are also welcome to attend, even if of a higher grade! Sunday 19th January 2.30pm-5pm (Last booking date Tuesday January 14th)
Sunday 15th March 2.30pm-5pm (Last booking date Friday March 13th)
Both at Coton Village Hall (map is on website calendar). Prior booking is essential as I often have to write parts for individual players!
Cost: Harmonia members (woodwind pupils, member of Harmonia Youth Singers or Harmonia African Drummers) £10 per workshop or £15 for the two workshops. Parents of Harmonia Members are FREE! Siblings of Harmonia members are chargeable at the same rate as Harmonia members. Non-Harmonia members £15 per workshop or £25 for the two workshops (children AND adults)
Payment may be made as part of your Harmonia Spring invoice (Harmonia Instrumental pupils), or as a separate payment. Please message me if you need details of the bank account. You must pay by the last booking date for each course.
BRING: your instrument, a music stand if you have one, and an instrument stand if you have one. It would be helpful to know how many people can bring their own stand so I know how many more I need to find!