Brass band proud of their young members

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 8th May 2024

A Derbyshire brass band has aired their recent pride in their younger members.
Shirland Welfare Band are a successful and vibrant brass band which is based in the village of Shirland, near Alfreton.
In addition to the main band, the team run a thriving training band to teach young players and beginners how to become accomplished brass players.
A spokesman for the band said recently: “11 of our players are aged 21 and under, so we are particularly proud of our Midlands Area Contest 2nd Section result recently (4th) and our continued commitment to bringing young players through from our Training Band.
“We have missed promotion to the 1st Section by a whisker.”

The spokesman added of the group’s praise for two of their young members who are now playing for a national band: “We are very proud of Millie and Léonie, two of our U18 players.
“This is their first year of playing with The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.
“They recently played a concert in Cardiff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, after their week long residential in Taunton, where they played in the premiere of Sir Karl Jenkins new composition ‘Fragile Earth.’
“They also recently entertained at the Tung Auditorium in Liverpool. Well done girls.”

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