Consisting of amateur musicians of all ages, the Hemel Hempstead Band continues the tradition of over a hundred years’ entertainment and service for the community.
The full brass Band of 25 players (plus percussion) regularly performs at a variety of public and private functions such as Carnivals, Fetes, Park Bandstands, Church events, Sports meetings, Shopping centres, Remembrance Day parades, and its own Concerts – mostly within easy reach of the Dacorum district of Hertfordshire.
BENEFITS OF PLAYING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
Playing a musical instrument can bring you great enjoyment, especially when joining with people having similar interests, like within Brass bands. Learning to play together enhances the experience.
You might be apprehensive at first about whether you have the “skills to master “such an instrument”. But don’t worry! Nearly everyone has the ability to learn the basics. They may come slowly at first, but within a few weeks you are playing simple tunes and enjoying playing with others in the band.
The first step along your path is to join the training band, where you will get a grasp of playing with others and learning to follow the beat while watching the conductor.
It’s a friendly atmosphere. We all make mistakes – this is the process of learning.
After a few months, or when you are more capable, you could progress to the main band where you can play more challenging music and take part in concerts and fetes etc.