~ Our Rehearsals ~Rehearsals are twice each month, on alternate Monday evenings, in Herne Hill. They are led by the fantastic Howard Turner, who inspires and amuses in equal measure. He works with us on saxophone technique as well as interpretation of the music. He's very supportive of members who want to write for the group too, as well has having composed a couple of our pieces himself. Original compositions and/or arrangements for the group by band members are positively encouraged!
Rehearsals take place at:
Herne Hill United Church
Red Post Hill
from 8-10pm and the door is normally open from about 7.45pm.
~ We're Recruiting ~
We're currently looking for strong sax players to join us - ideally playing at about ABRSM Grade VIII level. Perhaps you've previously played in saxophone quartets, or have taken a lead chair in a big band? Do you enjoy both producing a beautiful blended group sound, and improvising as a soloist?
If this sounds like you, and you'd like to join a friendly, hip and upcoming new group, then please contact us!
~ Subscription Rates ~
Our members pay a monthly subscription to the band. This covers our costs for rehearsal space, conductor’s fees, music, insurance and PRS contributions.
For new joiners the first two rehearsals are free. After that, if you decide to stay with the band, the subscription rates are:
Standard rate: £15 per month by standing order
Concessionary rate: £9 per month by standing order
Note: for people dropping in occasionally and those not paying by standing order there is a flat rate of £10 per rehearsal.We regret that at present we are unable to accept members aged under 18.