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“Come, join the band!” say local Scouts

Posted on Saturday 7th May 2016 at 9:43 pm by SH (Editor)

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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1st Bradley Stoke marching band starts!

Posted on Friday 19th February 2016 at 9:31 pm by SH (Editor)

Marching band tuition at the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.

By Nick Nelson of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.

We are very pleased to announce that our plans for starting our own Scout marching band have now come to fruition and band practice began in the first week of January. Eleven keen young players are now learning to play instruments under the expert guidance of band leader Richard Shepherd and fellow music teacher Glen Mills (both leaders in the group). In only a few weeks, our young people can already play a recognisable tune and are even beginning to learn the basic steps and commands involved with marching. There is also plenty of time for fun and games that are all aimed at developing listening and other musical performance skills.

We couldn’t have come this far, however, without the continued help, support and expert mentors that have been supplied by the 37th Kingswood Drum Corps. Their own young players are an inspiration to our beginners and are proof that playing music is cool!

Winning the Bradley Stoke Community Connection Award from Vodafone and the Bradley Stoke Journal was a vital step to the creation of the band and we would like to thank everyone who supported us with this.

Marching band tuition at the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.

More photos on the Facebook page of the 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group.

This article originally appeared in the February 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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