Our Green Band
The green band is for those who have not played in a band before or those who want to learn to play a new instrument. No musical experience is needed to join the Green Band.
No previous experience necessary If you don't know how to play an instrument - we will teach you
If you don't know how to read music - we will teach you
If you don't even know how to count or keep a beat - yes, we will teach you
If you need help choosing an instrument, we will help you and even rent you an instrument.
Our motto is
"Your best is good enough....and your best keeps getting better."
Green Band also welcomes people who have played before and want to refresh their skills and players who know an instrument and want to learn another.
Our patient and enthusiastic conductor Mark Hiscox will guide you - it is a blast. He is assisted by a bunch of great instrumental coaches, who help you to learn your chosen instrument.
Believe it or not, you will be ready to perform your first concert by Christmas, and you will be amazed at how good your band sounds by then.
Instruments available are trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinent, alto sax, tenor sax, and percussion. Everyone, even you, can learn and experience the joy, sense of achievement and pride of how to read music, how to play an instrument and the fun of playing together with other musicians in a full band.
A new Green Band starts each September.
An information day for new members will be held in June at Living Hope Christian Reform Church on Lansdowne St. E. See calendar for the date.