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 November 17th at St Johns Church Mapplewell at 10am.( Coffee Morning). Followed by 24th of November at Dodworth,s Polly Fox community centre at 10am. Other engagements are as follows
!st December at St Edwards church Kingstone, where the old blowers will be playing some new Christmas music commencing at 11am. On the 9th of December,Ardsley Methodist Chapel, Finishing a wonderfully successful year playing in St Johns Church Dodworth at 4pm for their annual Christingle service. Watch out for a brand new "Learn to read Music" course which we hope to start in January 2019.

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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