Newport Borough Training Band:
Newport Borough Training Band always love to welcome new members, of any age or ability. Join us for help and tuition, as well as ensemble playing in a relaxed and enjoyable learner band environment.
The Training Band made its contest debut in November 2018, at the SEWBBA Autumn Festival, where they came away with no less than 4 prizes! These included: Youngest Player, Youngest Tuba Player, Best Solo Cornet and an overall Bronze Award for the band's performance! Congratulations!
We meet on a Monday evening from 17:30 - 18:30 pm, with rehearsals lead by two members of the main band. We can provide tuition in a relaxed, enjoyable band environment to help develop your playing. Our members range from primary school age to adults and we are able to provide an instrument too if required.
At the SEWBBA Autumn Festival in November 2019, the Training Band competed in their very first contest! The band performed a short entertainment program consisting of four varied pieces, including a solo feature for Senna Nader-Humphries. Our learners thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are looking forward to competing in their next contest!
To top off the experience, the band walked away with not just one, but four awards!
- Youngest Bass Player - Annie Duque
- Youngest Player - Sebastian Nader-Humphries
- Best Cornet Player - Graham Middleton
- Bronze Award
Awards Evening 2019:
Following another successful joint rehearsal with the main band, an awards evening was held for the Training Band, where the star players were presented with their prizes! Congratulations to this year's winners:
- Most Improved Player: Celyn Middleton
- Bandsperson of the Year: Annie Duque & Eddie Agland