Tadley Area Youth Wind Band
Conductor: Serena Ludford
Assistant: Tony Ludford
Rehearsals: Thursday - weekly, 4.15 to 5.15 pm We are rehearsing every week in term time apart from the first week of May (after the Anvil concert).
Burnham Copse Junior School, Tadley.
The Tadley Area Youth Wind Band (TAYWB) was formed in September
2001 and membership is open to any woodwind, brass or percussion
player between approximately Grade 1 standard and Grade 4. Exams do
not have to be taken, and there is no audition.
They take part in an annual concert at the Anvil and join with local schools
and groups for concerts around Tadley. For some years now they have had
a workshop day or weekend in February with the Basingstoke Area Youth
Wind Training Orchestra.
When the players reach about Grade 4 standard, they may move on to the
Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra, which rehearses on Tuesdays.
There are also Hampshire County groups available to them.
At present the band numbers about 22 young musicians, from most of the
junior and secondary schools in the wider Tadley area.
Hampshire Music Service charges a fee for Ensemble Membership, which during the school year 2016 - 17, is £25 per term and for County Ensemble Membership is £35 per term. If your child belongs to more than one ensemble you will only pay one fee. If your child is in a county and an area ensemble you will only pay the £35 County Ensemble fee.