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Gloucester Brass

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Ross on Wye Bandstand

Ross on Wye, Herefordshire

14:30

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Gloucester Brass

Genre

Brass Band

Description

The guiding principle of Gloucester Brass has always been to play music that is as enjoyable for audiences to listen to as it is for the band to play. We do not take part in brass band contests, but focus entirely on preparing for and giving public performances, which take place in a variety of venues, including churches, shopping centres, garden parties, flower shows, fetes and public parks.

We have a wide repertoire, including music from musicals, film and TV themes, marches and arrangements of classical music.

The band draws its members from within the city boundaries, with a few members travelling from the surrounding district. It is always on the lookout for new members, of any age and all levels of ability, including absolute beginners. Many of its players did not start playing brass instruments until their middle age (or beyond).

In January 2017, the band decided to introduce a Beginners Band specifically designed for people who had never picked up a brass instrument in their lives. This group welcomes both children and adults who want to see if playing in a brass band is for them.

We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in playing with us, or joining the Training band, or arranging for us to play at an event.

The senior band rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:15pm and Wednesdays from 8.00pm to 9.30pm at the Park Street Mission Hall in Gloucester GL1 2DA (near the car park at the back of Sainsburys Northgate st. Branch).

The Training band meets on a Wednesday evening from 7:00pm until 8:00pm, also at the Park Street Mission Hall .

The Beginners band also meets at the same place on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm until 8:00pm.

Ross on Wye Bandstand

Venue Type

Public Bandstand

Description

The Bandstand is situated off Wye Street, in the Caroline Symonds Gardens. The Mayor of Ross in 1987, Cllr David Fishpool, a keen musician and member of the Ross Town Band, had the original idea of providing a bandstand for the town and made it his Mayor's project. However, although he was able to raise funds for the project, it never got any further until the Ross Lions took the project on some 15 years later. The Bandstand, or Outdoor Pursuits Building, as it was officially named, was finally opened in 2005 and handed over by the Ross Lions to the Town Council.

The Town Council arranges a series of free Sunday afternoon band concerts during the summer between 2.30pm and 4.30pm with a collection by a local charity.

Other events are organised by different groups during the year. The space can be used for various kinds of concerts and displays, as a starting and finishing point for organised walks, for outdoor theatre or charity exhibitions and stalls. If your group would like to hold an event there, please read the letting conditions and return a complete a booking form to the Town Clerk.

Caroline Symonds Gardens, 14 Wye Street,

Ross on Wye,

Herefordshire,

England,

HR9 7BX.

Child FriendlyDog FriendlyCafe Nearby

Seating Available Limited Seating, Bring your own chair / blanket

Free Admission

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