Getting Down to Brass Tracks!

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A new band is about to hit the big time for music lovers

Alford Silver Band’s training section has been renamed Brass Tracks and is to start performing in its own right.

The band’s debut will be at an informal coffee morning at St James Church, Church Street, Spilsby on Saturday, 30th September. Brass Tracks will perform between 10.30 and 11.00 am.

The creation of a separate identity for the band and its own programme of engagements is the brainchild of Brass Track’s musical director and principal cornet for the Alford Silver Band, Andrew Taylor.

“We have run a very successful programme for training the musicians of the future, both young and the more mature, within the band for many years,” said Andrew. “But with the exception of a few cameo appearances at the main band’s concerts, they have had little opportunity to perform in their own right.

“We recently gave a short concert in the Band’s rehearsal room and were very encouraged by the number of people who came to listen and to their enthusiastic response. So we decided that perhaps it is time to give the trainees their own identity and develop their own programme of engagements.”

Trainees they might be, but there are some very competent musicians within Brass Tracks. And aided by senior mentors drawn from the main band, they produce a very mature and professional sound.

“The ultimate aim of the members of Brass Tracks is to progress into the Alford Silver Band,” concluded Andrew. “Performing their own programme of engagements will help them develop the necessary discipline as well as aiding their musical progress.”

And Brass Tracks is open to anyone who would like to learn or improve their playing of a brass instrument.

Enquiries about Brass Tracks or Alford Silver Band’s well-established and proven training scheme can be obtained from the band secretary, Jane Taylor via secretary@alfordsilverband.co.uk or via 01507 466330.