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Long Eaton Silver Prize Band

Training Band

Training Band Logo

The earliest surviving record of the band's training section is from 1927, although the reference (in a newspaper article) implies that the band has had a training section since its founding in 1906 and probably before that in the old Temperance Band. The Training Band is lead by the group's Musical Director Sharon Stansfield and under her leadership has grown from 1 player in since 2001 to a thriving band of 47 (and that is excluding those in the beginners' group!) .

The player's ages currently range from 8 years to 86 years. Most of the children (and some of the adults) who attend have learnt to play an instrument and read music with the band, whilst other adults have taken up playing again after a break. Many players choose to remain with the training band even after the progressing to the senior band: currently we have 17 players who are members of both bands!

The band rehearses in our band room every Monday (except bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year) between 6:50 p.m. and 8 p.m. and always welcomes new players of any standard to play any brass instrument (or percussion). The band provides the free loan of an instrument, music and tuition.

The band is not registered for contesting, although it may enter occasionally enter an unregistered or training band sections: the band won the training band section of the "Battle of the Bands" contest in 2010 and 2011 and was second in the training band section of the "Brass on the Grass" contest in 2016.

The band gives a number of concerts each year: the band uniform is white shirt/blouse, black trousers/skirts and black socks and shoes. The band provides a band jacket and tie.

Training Band Diary

Date Start Event Post Code

2018

Thursday 28th June 6:00 p.m. Long Eaton School, Thoresby Rd, Long Eaton NG10 3NP

Saturday 7th July

9:30 a.m.

Staveley Armed Forces Veterans Association Armed Forces Day
(with the senior band)
(park in the High Street, Staveley)

S43 3UU

Saturday 28th July

11:00 a.m.

Orchard Nursery
25 Nether Street, Beeston, Nottingham

NG9 2A

Saturday 1st September

12:15 p.m.

The Larches Care Home
16 Queens Drive, Ilkeston

DE7 5GR

Saturday 8th September

TBA

Derby Boat Club
Sawley Marina, Tamworth Rd, Sawley

NG10 3AE

Saturday 22nd September

7:30 p.m.

Heart of Brass Charity Concert
Duchess Theatre, West Gate, Long Eaton

NG10 1EF

Saturday 13th or
Sunday 14th October

 

CD Recording
HQ2, Derby Road Trade Centre, Derby Road

NG10 5HU

Sunday 21st October

1:00 p.m.

Trafalgar Day Parade, Long Eaton
(with the senior band)
Meet Beaconsfield Street Car Park

NG10 7HJ

Sunday 28th October

10:30 a.m.

Solo, Duet & Quartet competition
Venue TBA

 

Sunday 11th November

10:15 a.m.

Armistice Parade, Long Eaton
(with the senior band)
Meet Beaconsfield Street Car Park

NG10 7HJ

Friday 23rd November

6:45 p.m.

Sawley Christmas Lights
Lakeside Park, Sawley

 

Thursday 29th November

5:30 p.m.

Long Eaton Christmas Lights
(with the senior band)
Market Square, Long Eaton

NG10 1LT

Monday 17th December

6:30 p.m.

Scouts & Guides Carol Service
All Saints Church, Sawley

NG10 3AT