No previous experience necessary
If you don't know how to play an instrument - we will teach you If you don't know how to read music - we will teach you If you don't even know how to count or keep a beat - yes, we will teach you
Green Band also welcomes people who have played before and want to refresh their skills and players who know an instrument and want to learn another.
Our patient and enthusiastic conductor Mark Hiscox will guide you - it is a blast. He is assisted by a bunch of great instrumental coaches, who help you to learn your chosen instrument.
"I'm a complete beginner to music and often thought that I'd learn to play an instrument. After retiring in June and attending the PNHB Information Day I was encouraged to give my long time ambition to play the flute a try. I'm still very much a beginner and expect to be for some time, but the Green Band members have been incredible and encouraging. Slowly but surely I'm improving with help from Christine, our very patient and talented flute sectional teacher. Mark Hiscox, our very witty and knowledgeable bandleader, makes band practive great fun." — Eileeen Nolan
Believe it or not, you will be ready to perform your first concert by Christmas, and you will be amazed at how good your band sounds by then.
Our motto is "Your best is good enough....and your best keeps getting better."
Instruments available are trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinent, alto sax, tenor sax, and percussion. Everyone, even you, can learn and experience the joy, sense of achievement and pride of how to read music, how to play an instrument and the fun of playing together with other musicians in a full band.
A new Green Band starts each September.
An information day for new members will be held in June at Living Hope Christian Reform Church on Lansdowne St. E. See calendar for the date.
For more information and forms contact Lynn Dragomir, Green Band Manager or Carol Mutton (contact info).