Barnsley & District

Old Blowers

Learn to read the rudiments of music, and play a brass instrument.

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 14 strong and are now playing music, an astonishing achievement in such a short space of time, plus public engagements!
We have now fulfilled a number of public engagements as the ensemble gets better and better! the next scheduled engagement is on September 29th for the U3A race night this is taking place at the Dodworth MW ground commencing at 7:30pm Tickets are £7 but you get Pie and peas as well. The following engagement is on October 5th for the National Old Peoples day taking place at the Barnsley Metrodome ( John Rigby Suite) it starts at 11am and concludes at 3pm. We will be performing a number of new pieces and playing two performances.

We meet on Thursday mornings at Dodworth Miner's Welfare Centre, starting at 10am playing until 12 noon.

This is a very popular group with a current membership of 14 members, but we can accommodate up to 18
The group's tutors and coordinators are Max Senior, and Roy Gamble.

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

  • We now have vacancies 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!!!!

Last reviewed 13/08/2018 by Max Senior

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