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As places become available, and particularly at the start of the autumn season, we are keen to welcome new players

 
The band is an excellent opportunity to develop skills in latin styles, rhythms and improvisation, with the highlight of playing several gigs a year.  Repertoire includes 
  • some salsa standards, arranged specially for the current line-up 
  • some pieces developed over the year from initial improvisation sessions
  • original compositions by band leader Jonny Enright
Band members record some of the rehearsals to make for easy practice at home, if the pieces are not already available on Youtube or Spotify.  The band has a fanpage on Facebook.

 
The current line-up is about 16 people, including vocals, trumpets, trombones, flute, saxes, bass, piano, timbales and other latin percussion.  Each autumn we have an informal group audition in order to welcome more players in the sections that require them.  The standard is approx Grade 6+.

 
Says David, "After 10 years not playing due to young children, I got the trombone out, practised a bit over the summer and started the salsa band in the autumn.  Having trained classically, I'd never been able to improvise, but learned a lot over the year, to the extent that I was able to take a couple of improvised solos in the gigs at the end of the season."

There is an annual fee of approx. £130 to cover the cost of rehearsal venues and coaching. That's for 30 sessions, so averages at about £5 per session.
 

If you are interested in joining us next autumn, please contact:
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