We can’t believe it’s over a year since our weekly meetings on Zoom started, and whilst they continue to be a fun way to meet up and play great music together, we are crossing our fingers that in the next few months we can go back to playing together properly. At the moment we’re waiting on clarity on the steps we’ll need to take before meeting again in person, but we have at least booked our Autumn & Christmas Concerts as well as optimistically pencilling in a July concert if the situation allows it.
Once we are able to return to normality we’ll be looking to resume our recruiting events with schools to maintain the band’s balance of all ages as the combination of Uni leavers and not being able to run those events has taken its toll on our younger membership. We’re also hoping to do another concert tour of primary schools as the first one was so much fun and we were just finalising another when lockdown struck. We will however miss our Zoom nights as they’ve helped build new friendships across the band and provided some really good laughs, so in future we may well run a few Zoom nights on Fridays when band isn’t meeting.
One thing that won’t change is that the band will continue to welcome brass & woodwind musicians of all ages, so if you’d like to join in with us, either virtually or when we meet together properly, just drop an email to Conductor@wbcb.org and we’ll send you details. Alternatively you can find out all about the band on our website www.wbcb.org.
Stay safe & hopefully it won’t be long until we can see you at one of our concerts.