Brass band is appealing for new members in Rugby

Band is looking for new members.
Band is looking for new members.

A brass band is appealing for new members – particularly cornet players – to join them in making sweet music.

Dunchurch Band is a friendly and enthusiastic unregistered community brass band based in Dunchurch with players aged from eight to 80.

There is a beginners’ section and a training band which meets on a Monday evening during term time.

A grant from Dunchurch Festival last year has allowed the band to purchase a number of new instruments which they can lend to players.

The main band reherases on a Tuesday evening in the WI Hall in Dunchurch from 7.45pm to 9.45pm.

Players perform an interesting cross section of music including hymns, carols, marches, medleys from musicals and films, some pop music and some popular classical music as well as all of the brass band classics.

They stage a number of concerts in the village hall, churches, old people’s homes, charity events and at fetes.

The main band has been conducted for the past year by John Randle, who is an ex-Army bandsman.

Band secretary Louise Balsom said: “He has a great vision and plans for the band to improve, to become registered and start to take part in regional competitions and national events.

“We are always keen to welcome players of any ability who would like to join one of the bands or to learn to play a brass instrument, but we are specifically looking for cornet players for the front and back row of the main band.”

Members say new faces of any age would be welcome to join.

If you are interested contact Louise Balsom on 07548 276993 or via the website