Ten players at training band this evening. Nicola's nearly ready to start playing tenor horn in the band so, for this evening, just sat in for a listen. A few weaknesses were discovered, in the repertoire, but nothing that can't be ironed out with some cornet practice at home.
The Can-Can was abandoned before it started, not enough copies for the players. On reflection, perhaps this was for the best. If played with gusto, some might have been moved to dance which, given the company, could have led to terrible discrepancies!
Nine people showed up tonight. This quintet's getting popular. Special welcome to Sue and Dave who played with Rhyl Quintet for the first time this evening. We look forward to seeing them again soon. We warmed up with For Your Eyes Only, played some Boyce, some Bach, explored some very whacky rhythms and ended up with some Good Ol' Blues. We made tangible progress tonight and had a laugh too. Naturally, refreshment was required after the last note. Rhyl bandroom has it's own licensed bar. What more can a bandsman want - good music, good people, a laugh and a pint. Happy days.
Training band first met Bill after our open day in 2018. Bill had always wanted to play the trombone. Bill's got an instrument to play now. He's been coming to his one to one lessons and practising at home. Last Tuesday, Bill came to his first Training Band rehearsal. He did really well and thoroughly enjoyed himself. Well done Bill, pleasure having you in the band. Keep up the good work.