Michelle Bradley Sheena Cummins
Sabine Vos-van Lijf
KEMS CONCERT BAND
Some Concert Band highlights
KEMS Concert Band
KEMS Concert Band was formed in 2005 and its membership continues to grow under the popular leadership of Julia Harding.
We play a broad range of light music: film scores, musicals, classical, jazz and swing, and band classics such as Sousa marches. We perform in local churches, village and community halls, shopping centres and, weather permitting, bandstands.
Joining KEMS Concert Band
KEMS Concert Band is a community wind band whose members range in age from late teens to 70+. We always welcomes enquiries from prospective players; in the first instance, please e-mail us brief details of your playing experience.
At the present time, we have a particular need for drum kit/percussion, euphonium, trombone, bassoon and French horn. Contact Richard Moss (01477 533764) if you would like to know more.
A highlight of 2017 was our performance with the other KEMS sections in the KEMS 60th Jubilee concert at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Another consistent highlight of our year is our regular appearance with KEMS Choir at the carol concert in the Stable Yard at Tatton Park, accompanying hundreds of people and raising hundreds of pounds for charity. In 2017, this will take place on Saturday 23rd December
The Band likes to try different venues and formats. In 2017 we performed at Cheadle Royal shopping centre for the first time and will be returning in December for a seasonal concert. In previous years, we have performed in a quarry, accompanied a ghost walk round Macclesfield and performed with an alphorn duo.
We also enjoy performing with other musical ensembles; these have included both adult and school choirs, and a recorder group.
We have established a biennial touring schedule, with over 40 members and partners taking part in tours to Belgium and France, with a return to Belgium happening in August 2017.
You can contact the band committee either by email (click on the name) or by phone. Normally, we would expect the Secretary to be your first point of contact.