EXCITING days ahead for Sellers International Youth Band.
There is a major concert for them tomorrow night at Almondbury and the buzz of yet another new venture for this successful banding enterprise.
Tomorrow’s concert is at Almondbury Methodist Church at 7.30pm.
A spring concert at Almondbury is an annual fixture to raise money for the Royal Airforce Association’s Wings Appeal.
Doubtless the young players from Sellers will play to the usual packed house delighting the audience with their skill and a mixed repertoire. Tickets are £6.
Fresh from its excellent showing at the recent National Youth Brass Band Championships and the debut of their training band Little Acorns, Sellers has more exciting news.
Another Sellers venture is about to swing into gear with the launch of a brand new band called what else but, Mighty Oaks.
The new band is seen as a stepping stone from Little Acorns to Sellers International Youth Band.
When Alexandra Kerwin took over as musical director in December 2009, she faced a period of rebuilding.
Twenty players had moved either to university or to pastures new. Today the organisation has more than 70 youngsters on its books. The future looks set to grow.
Alex and co-musical director Simon Kerwin have divided the Sellers players into teams, Murphy, Watson, Parkes and Whitham, named after four brass legends, Maurice Murphy, James Watson, Major Peter Parkes and Geoffrey Whitham who have all passed away recently. These men will give the youngsters inspiration and pride to belong in their respective teams, they were giants of the brass music world.
“There’s a real buzz about the band at the moment, from uncertain times last year we’ve worked hard to not only sustain one band but to build two more,” said Alex.
If anyone wants to get involved contact Alex on 07897459019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New players are always welcome.