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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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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!!


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Learner Group
For beginners.  The band hold special training sessions for new learners (of all ages) at the bandroom every Saturday morning from 10.00 until 11.00. 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 August, the band teaches absolute beginners the basics of playing a brass instrument with the intention of playing a simple tune at the end of the week. Many of these join our Learner group and continue to improve. In 2017 the Learn to Play Week ran from 31st July to 4th August.

Members of the Band also visit local schools and, in 2013, 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 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 2019

In 2019, the Learn to Play week is 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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