Barnsley & District

Old Blowers brass ensemble

Introduction.

The Old Blowers group was established in November 2016. The idea of creating this group was to give members the chance to learn all about the rudiments of music from the absolute beginning. Furthermore, members were given the opportunity to learn to play a brass instrument. The ethos behind this was to follow up on Medical evidence which suggested that learning music or taking up a new language would help to stave off the onset of dementia! The group is 17 strong and are now playing music, an astonishing achievement in such a short space of time, plus entertaining the public at engagements!

We are continuing to fulfill public engagements as the ensemble gets better and better!with a bit of comedy thrown in! the last scheduled engagement has just been fulfilled, as we played at the Barnsley Civic Hall for a BMBC event called Barnsley Age Friendly.
The group is now rehearsing its Christmas programme for our December engagements, the first of which will be at Ardsley Community centre on December 1st 3pm.Our Christmas monthly meeting on December 2nd 1:30pm. The following day we are performing at the Choirs annual Christmas concert at Emmanuel,2pm, we will be performing also at for St Johns Church,s Carol service Mapplewell commencing at 5>30pm on Saturday 21st December.
If there are any new members out there who used to play in thier previous lives, then why not pop along and join us for some fun. I can honestlty say you will enjoy the experience!! Just ask Jeff Jones, he started playing bits of percussion and has now progressed onto the tenor horn, he also started from scratch learning the rudiments of music. I can say with confidence that Jeff will be a full playing member of the Old Blowers by Christmas, well done Jeff. .

We meet on Thursday mornings at Dodworth Miner's Welfare in the Dodworth Brass band rehersal room,starting at 10am playing until 12 noon.

This is a very popular group with a current membership of 17 members, but we can accommodate up to 18
The group's tutors and coordinators are Max Senior, and Roy Gamble.

Our next public engagement is on Saturday 21st of March at St Johns Church Mapplewell coffee morning commencing at 10am until 12 noon

You can find Max's and Roy,s details in the contact list that accompanies The Buzz magazine.

* If you have ever played a brass instrument before please dont be afraid to pop along on Thursday mornings where a very warm welcome will be waiting for you. its all about having FUN!!!! and remember, age dosnt matter as our oldest player is 81!

Last reviewed 29.05.19.

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