Blowzone

The Community Wind Band for Tavistock, Devon





Blowzone Rehearsal Dates


AUTUMN TERM 2021
  • Sep 9, 23
  • Oct 7, 21
  • Nov 4, 18
  • Dec 2, 16
SPRING TERM 2022
  • Jan 6, 20
  • Feb 3, 17
  • Mar 3, 17, 31
SUMMER TERM 2022
  • Apr 28
  • May 12, 26
  • Jun 9, 23
  • Jul 7








Blowzone membership

New brass and woodwind players are always welcome. Our members are of all ages, from children to the retired, and range in experience from about Grade 3 to Grade 8 and beyond. About Grade 3 is the recommended minimum, but please discuss this with our musical director. If you haven't done any exams, that's fine (many of us haven't!) - it's the experience that counts.

Please feel free to drop into one of our rehearsals at any time - you're welcome to just watch if you want to see what we're like first. Alternatively, you might like to catch us when we're performing. If you'd like more information on anything, please contact us.

We charge a membership subscription (to cover costs such as room hire and purchase of music):

  • New Members (first term only): 5 or free if joining on the last two rehearsals of a term.
  • Normal term rate Adult Membership: 20 if paid on or before first rehearsal, 21 thereafter.
  • Normal term rate Young Persons Membership (under 18): 10 if paid on or before first rehearsal, 11 thereafter.

Please note that subs are due (please pay by BACS) either on or before April 28th.

It would be helpful for Maggi’s records if you could let her know when you make your payment.

Wanted

We are currently looking for French horn, Tuba, euphonium and bass trombonists.

Rehearsals

We rehearse during school terms, on alternate Thursday evenings (7.30pm - 9pm), in the Red & Black Club in Langsford Park, Crowndale Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JR. Our secretary can give you directions if you need them.

The music we play is varied and covers most genres. The aim is to provide interesting and varied parts for players of all levels of experience.

Piece(s) to practice for next rehearsal:
  • Everything on the list for our upcoming performances!  plus...

  • Oregon   -   Jacob de Haan    "This one will be still ticking over in the background…"


Section Leaders

Each section of the band has a leader who is responsible for providing practice music:
  • Flute/oboe - Carolyn
  • Clarinet - Melvyn
  • Saxophone - Mark
  • Brass - Maggi

Dress code for performances

  • Black trousers or skirt
  • Black shoes (no trainers please)
  • Blowzone polo shirt* 
    • Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL 14
    • Childrens sizes: very small 12, 'youth XL' 14. Part-exchange is available for growing children
  • Navy fleece* (optional, for outdoor events)
    • Adult sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL 10

*Blowzone polo shirts and fleeces can be purchased through the band - please ask the membership secretary.

Constitution

A copy of our constitution can be seen here.