REGIONAL CHAMPIONS 2015!
Welcoming Alice Marks to the senior band!
Long standing member and supporter of the band, Mr. Trevor Halls, has recently accepted the Band's invitation to become a Vice President of Soundhouse Brass, in recognition of his stalwart support and involvement over many years. Trevor joins Mr. John Riggs who continues to be an active Committee member, in this honorary Vice Presidential role.
Mr. Garth Wright remains the Band's President.
The Band would like to express their thanks to each of these worthy gentlemen.
Soundhouse Brass are performing a Last Night of The Proms concert on the 17th of September, at Trinity United Refromed Church, Torr Lane, Hartley, PL3 5NY.
We will be featuring music commonly heard at a last night of the proms, such as Rule Britannia and Jerusalem, alongside other popular favourites.
The concert will start at 7:30, tickets available on the door, or in advance on 01752 844108.
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We look forward to seeing you there for a fun filled and fabulous evening!
The senior band would like to give a very warm welcome to Alice. At just 12 years old, Alice is now our youngest member of the senior band!
Alice began her journey with Soundhouse Brass Band two years ago when she joined Soundhouse Youth Brass Band. Alice has only been playing the cornet for three years, having been introduced to the instrument by her primary school teacher, Emma Heard. In these three years she has improved her skill and technique really well.
Alice enjoys practicing with the Youth band each week and has performed with them on several occasions at both Bugle and Torquay contest. The bands annual engagements have also given Alice the opportunity to play at concerts such as the summer and Christmas concerts and indeed at many other venues in and around the South West region.
Alice practices playing her cornet throughout the week and recently achieved a well-deserved success in her Grade 4 examination. Both her musical progress and her commitment to the Youth band were noticed by the senior band and she was soon encouraged and invited to come along to senior band rehearsals. She delightedly accepted the invitation and has quickly established herself as a treasured and much liked member of the band and is a valued asset to the cornet section. Alice particularly enjoys the new challenges of playing test pieces for upcoming contests, as well as traditional brass band pieces that the banding community are familiar with.
In addition to being given the opportunity to improve her musical development, Alice enjoys the social aspects of band and has made some good friendships with both Youth and Senior band members. Pictured above, Alice is stood next to her older brother Ben who has also come up through the Youth band. He is also a valued member of the senior band, playing baritone, and continues to play Euphonium in the Youth band, encouraging and supporting the younger members.
We are extremely delighted that Alice is now a member of the senior band and have no doubt that she will continue to progress and grow more as an amazing talented musician!
Our spring concert will take place on the 30th May 2015, at Tor Bridge High, Estover.
We will be featuring the music from the film Brassed Off, along with other popular favourites.
7.30 pm start, tickets available on the door, or in advance on 01752 844108