“Come, join the band!” say local Scouts

Practice session for the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group's marching band.

By Katherine Robinson of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.

As regular readers will know, the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group was able to start its own marching band earlier this year, thanks to winning a Vodafone Community Connection Award that was promoted through The Journal.

We are now very excited to be in a position to offer spaces to other young people in our community. If you are aged between 6 and 18 years and already play (or would like to learn) a marching band instrument, why not pop along to one of our practice sessions? We meet every Monday evening during term-time in the new Primary Phase building at Bradley Stoke Community School, between 7pm and 9pm.

Learning to play a musical instrument within a band of other young people can increase confidence and concentration whilst having fun and making new friends. Marching is also a great way of improving fitness and co-ordination (especially for those young people who may not enjoy sports). There is also plenty of time for fun and games that are all aimed at developing listening and other musical performance skills.

We have fully qualified music teachers and experienced young mentors to guide our young people through their musical tuition. We can also offer instruments on loan, meaning no paying out for an expensive instrument! And the cost of tuition is very competitive compared to other providers.

So what’s stopping you? Come along, meet our friendly team and make some noise! To arrange a free trial practice session or for more information, please contact Katherine Robinson BSLWed@bradley-stoke-scouts.org.uk

This article originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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