Ellesmere College, Shropshire and Culford School, Suffolk
Our Symphonic Wind Band Weekends currently take place in two stunning locations, Ellesmere College in Shropshire and Culford School, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Both venues have excellent leisure facilities which are available for our musicians to use.
Residential musicians arrive on Friday evening for a welcome buffet and drink and rehearsals take place during the day on Saturday and Sunday, culminating in an informal play-through on the Sunday afternoon. There is also the opportunity to take part in small ensembles on Saturday evening or just enjoy relaxing and socialising with new friends.
New for 2023, our Play Days are aimed at adults and young people aged 16 and over with a playing standard of a more intermediate standard (around grade 4 - 6+) who would like to gain more experience in ensemble playing and improve their sight-reading.
Our conductor, Tom Milford has a wealth of professional conducting experience and by choosing a wide variety of challenging music from the Symphonic Wind Band Repertoire, his rehearsals are aimed at inspiring musicians to play to the very best of their ability.
Dates for our upcoming weekends are as follows:
Culford School: 14th - 16th April 2023
Ellesmere College: 18th -20th August 2023
Culford School: 3rd - 5th November 2023
Dates for our Play Days at Culford School:
Sunday 4th June 2023
Sunday 19th November 2023
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