Wednesday, 07 January 2015 17:24

Da Capo Concert Band

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Rehearsals have begun at the Barnet parish church of St John the Baptist for the first of this year’s concerts by the Da Capo Concert Band which was established in 1997 for amateur adult musicians in north London and Hertfordshire.

Wind and brass players are needed to supplement the band, and newcomers will be welcome at rehearsals starting at 8 p.m. each Wednesday evening.

The band’s first concert of 2015 will be at St John the Baptist, starting at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 28 March.  

Da Capo flutes and woodwind sectionThe programme promises a range of well-known and symphonic wind band music, including selections from Mary Poppins, the ‘Robin Hood Suite’ by Frederic Curzon, Phillip Sparke’s ‘Albion Heritage’ and ‘The Hounds of Spring’ by Alfred Reed.

The band takes its name from the musical term da capo, ‘from the beginning’, and is still going strong after 17 years.

Martin Short, a member of the band committee, said their objective is to provide amateur adult woodwind, brass and percussion players with a friendly, dynamic and challenging environment in which to play.

The band performs three major concerts a year.  Tickets on the door: adults £8, concessions £5, children under 12 free.

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