Thornsett Band in their classic red jackets. What do they do in their band room in Thornsett?
A typical brass band rehearsal will involve playing a mixture of new and familiar pieces as Matt Gee, the musical director, works with the players to build up a concert programme focusing on improving the playing. What might surprise a newcomer is the level of laughter there is, the way young and old mix and how good the cakes at the break are.
As well as Christmas Light Switch on you will see them playing in Hayfield regularly, and there are concerts at both New Mills Town Hall and Spring Bank Arts.
Thornsett Band always have space for new members; they practice weekly on a Monday night, with a learner band at 6pm before the main band practice at 7pm at Thorsett Band Room. They can take any level of player, offering free instrument loan, tuition (and cake).
Thorsett Band Room, 93 Batemill Rd, Birch Vale, High Peak SK22 1BB
Contact Dave Ford on 07926 151252 to join the band or about hiring the Band room.