Who are we?
We are 'Brass Tracks'! Formally known as the Training Band, our aim is to provide young and older people the opportunity to learn and play a brass instrument. There's no age restriction to join us! Even if you haven't played an instrument before, we love to hear from you. Regardless of your experience and ability, we have a programme suitable for you.
How do we recruit?
Most of our recruitment is focused on schools in the local area. Throughout the year, we actively engage with the younger members of our community. Not only do they get to experience what a band sounds like, but they also have the opportunity to have a go and play on our instruments!
2016 saw our launch of the Alford Silver Band's 'Open Day'. Held throughout the day, members of the public are invited to drop in, hear live music, talk to our current members and even try out an instrument! The launch proved to be a very successful. Stay in tune for the next 'Open Day'!
Current development and future ambitions
Recruiting new members to our band is always on the top of our agenda. Without new blood, the future of Alford Silver Band will not be possible.
We are always striving to raise the standard and develop our players each and every week. Our members are continually exposed to new and more challenging music. We play music of contrasting styles, exposing our musicians to different genres and developing their appreciation of music from different cultures and most importantly extending their musical vocabulary.
Some of our members now play with the senior band. This is always an important and exciting milestone. In the future, we will be organising more concerts throughout the year, showcasing our talents to more members of the public. The ultimate goal is for the training band to be its own outfit and present our own concerts.