Starting in January 2015, free tuition by brass specialists will be on offer at our bandroom in Croft Close, with instruments available on loan at no cost.

Would you like to learn to play a brass instrument?  Or perhaps you wish you had?  Or maybe you’d like to build on what you’re learning at school?

Here’s your chance — and you don’t necessarily have to be young.  Can’t read music?  Don’t worry, we’re assuming everyone in our Beginners’ Club will be starting from scratch. As long as you can find the time to do some practice at home — as little as ten minutes every day — you’re likely to surprise yourself with your progress.  And the more you progress, the more fun it gets. 

We’ll need a minimum number of participants to get Easingwold Brass Beginners’ Club started, so if you’re interested, let us have your contact details — email address, mobile phone or landline number.  You can email us at etband@live.co.uk, or phone/text 07770 721937 Bill Cleghorn at the Town Band.  We’re looking at Friday evening or Sunday morning for rehearsals, depending on what will suit participants best.  

On Saturday 6 December, anyone interested in trying out a brass instrument will be welcome to drop in at the Galtres Centre between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, at an ‘Open Door’ session being run by the Town Band.  Why not take it off your wish list and give it a try?  Every one of our players in the Town Band started with a first, tentative puff into a brass instrument, maybe a cornet or a trombone. Not everyone will get hooked, but for those who do, it can become a lifelong pleasure. Making music in a group is an activity that is sociable, fun and healthy. And if you enjoy challenging yourself, it’s a learning experience that never stops.

The Town Band’s players range from school-age to pensioners, and we offer a warm welcome to new players.  We have vacancies for solo cornet, back-row cornet, 2nd tenor horn and principal E-flat bass.   If you’ve recently moved into the area, or you’d like to get back into brass banding after a break, or maybe you’re a student at one of York’s universities or colleges; or even if you just feel ready for a change — come along for a blow!

We play at local events throughout the year — fêtes and garden parties, parades, village fairs, charity events, Christmas carol services, official occasions — with summer performances on the Bandstand in the Town’s Memorial Park.

REHEARSALS         Town Band — Monday evenings, 7.45 to 9.30 p.m.

Easingwold is just off the A19, twelve miles north of York.  Our Bandroom (postcode YO61 3DB) is close to Easingwold town centre, with adjacent parking.