York RI Golden Rail Development Band
Picture courtesy of Keith Meadley Photography, York
Are you interested in playing a brass instrument?
Have you played before and are looking to start again?
Maybe you've just moved to York and want to start something new?
York RI Golden Rail Band has a new Development Band!
So why not come along and try out an instrument, ranging from cornet, to trombone to tuba
This group doesn't just aim at the youth either. Parents, Grandparents, students, people of all ages, talents and backgrounds are welcome to take part in the band. Perhaps you have played before, and want to get back in to the swing of things - that's fine too. Come along and get going again.
There are no catches to this Development Band either. You don't even need your own instrument! All the tuition and rehearsal time is free and on top of that, the band will loan out an instrument to you as you learn. It's a no-brainer!
The lessons and rehearsals will be led by Golden Rail's Musical Director, Nicholas Eastwood. Nicholas has been taking the Golden Rail Band since June 2010 and the Development Band since its founding in January 2011. Since the band's creation, the number of members have risen from 5 and now on the verge of 35 members!
If you're interested in becoming part of the Development Band and would like to know more about it, please feel free to email either Nicholas Eastwood (email@example.com).
***PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY STILL RECRUITING***
We are still looking for people that would like to learn an instrument with the Development Band. If you would like to be involved in the band, please contact Nicholas for more information.
WELCOME TO 2013
YORK RI Golden Rail Band is about to start its 3rd year! Time flies you see when you enjoy yourself at the band! Looking forwards, the band is going to be playing at Joseph Rowntree Park in April and at the Brassed On York! festival in June. We hope to see you there. If you can't wait that long, why not join the band and be part of the act! Please contact us for more details.
CONCERTS - Christmas around York December 2012
THE band had a really busy Christmas this year, carolling at Tesco at Askham Bar, performing a Christmas Concert at the York RI Club and even playing outside York Minster! Perhaps you saw us out and about. Now that the festive season is over, why not come and see what our Development Band is all about. Contact us for more details.
CONCERT - "Have a Go!" Session 1st October 2011
BOTH York RI Golden Rail Bands joined forces in the "Have a Go!" evening, where many new prospective beginners had the chance to give brass banding a go. The event was a great success and was very popular indeed. There were concerts by both Golden Rail bands and "everyone involved played briliantly", says Musical Director Nicholas Eastwood. "Hopefully this is the next big step for the Development Band and we all hope at the Railway Institute that this is the start of big things to come!"
If you missed this great event, then don't panic! Simply turn up to a Development Band rehearsal at 18.15 any Wednesday. For more information, feel free to check the Development Band page or contact MD Nicholas Eastwood on 07774 03 05 02.
CONCERT - Parliament Street, York 28th May 2011
YORK RI Golden Rail Beginners Band took to Parliament Street for a fantastic debut opportunity. The 20 strong team ofplayers performed a blinder of a concert to kick off the banding 'marathon' Saturday, featuring all of the York RI Bands on the same day.
This has all come about just four months after its founding! Musical Director Nicholas Eastwood was hugely impressed with the performance. "The commitment and effort that has been put in in the last few weeks has been sensational. Let's hope that this carries on and we can continue to enjoy brass banding like we do. Beginners Band is where it's at!".