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Enjoying Brass Banding in Holbeach since 1971

Musical Director : Mel Hopkin

Email address: enquiries@holbeachtownband.org.uk

Back Lane, Holbeach, Lincolnshire PE12 7LN (click for map)

Celebrating 40 years of Banding 1971 to 2011

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The Musical Director: Mel Hopkin - First Musical Director: Brian Long
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We have vacancies in the Main Band and the Learner groups. We hope former players will come to see us and come back to playing.
We had Open Days at the bandroom on Wed 12th April for the Training Band and Main Band and on Sat 15th April for the Starter Group and Learner Group

Music Cafe

Come and have a cuppa and a cake at one of our Music cafes. We now run Cafes 2 or 3 times a year. They have been very successful and well received.
Mum/dad can have a cup of tea while children try out instruments OR children can have a cake while mum/dad tries out the instruments!!

See benefits of music lessons

Learner Group
For beginners. The band hold special training sessions for new learners (of all ages) at the bandroom every Saturday morning. In the Learner Group you will learn how to read music and play an instrument. The band provide the instrument (subject to availability)

From 2002, the Band runs 'Learn to Play in a Week' where, every year, the band teaches absolute beginners the basics of playing a brass instrument. Many of these join our Learner group and continue to improve. In 2024 the Learn to Play Week runs from 29th July to 2nd August. If you are interested please email mel@holbeachtownband.org.uk

Members of the Band also visit local schools and, in the past, have visited The Fun Farm at Weston and the Play Barn at Springfields to demonstrate instruments and encourage people to learn to play.

Learn to Play Taster Sessions 2022

Learn to Play Week 2019

Learn to Play Week 2018

Learn to Play Week 2017

Learn to Play Week 2016

Learn to Play Week 2015

Learn to Play Week 2014

Learn to Play Week 2013

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Learning to Play in a Week 2012

Learning to Play in a Week 2011

Learning to Play in a Week 2010

Learn to Play Week 2024

The Learn to Play Week will be from 29th July to 2nd August

Learn to Play Week 2023

The Learn to Play Week will be from 31st July to 4th August

Learn to Play Week 2022

The Learn to Play Week was from 1st to 5th August

Learn to Play Week 2019

In 2019, the Learn to Play week was from Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August

Music Theory
Since September 2011, Music Theory lessons are held on a Saturday morning from 11.00 to 12.00. They start at Grade 1 and progress over the year to Grade 5, although they are very flexible depending on the abilities of the students. Those taking music grades will need Theory of Music Grade 5 to take any Associated Board instrument exams higher than Grade 5.

Individual Lessons
Individual lessons (or shared lessons) are available at the bandroom by arrangement with the Musical Director at any time by arrangement (including after school or in the evenings). They can be used to improve playing or work towards music grades.

The band holds regular Open days to attract new members.

Follow this link to view the Band's Child Protection Policy.

Follow this link to view the Band's Safeguarding Policy

See the Rules for Learners

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