In assembly, Junior School children were treated to a visit from three members of Dereham Brass Band. They were entertained with a couple of songs played on euphonium, cornet and flugelhorn and some children had a chance to test their ’emboucheur’ (lip skills!) playing the p-buzz (an extendable horn with a mouthpiece similar to brass instruments) and their rhythm with various percussion instruments.
There are places now available in Dereham Training Band for brass and percussion players. They currently have 8 training band players, supplemented by 2 proficient players who are getting to grips with new instruments. The youngest is aged 6 and the oldest is 70+ and they are all enthusiastic and talented!
If your child (or you!) would like to have a go, then there are rehearsals every Thursday in Charles Wood, Rashes Green, for one hour starting at 18.30. If you have instruments, then bring your own, otherwise the band has instruments they can loan.
The first week is free so they can see if they like it and then only £1 per week!
Please do consider this amazing opportunity to be taught to play and support your local brass band.