Scratch Wind Band & Scratch Choir
We’re once again calling on the talented Greenbelt festivalgoers to dazzle and delight us with their musical skill in the Scratch Wind Band and Scratch Choir.
Scratch Wind Band
The Greenbelt Saving Paradise Scratch Band will work on wind band music influenced by folk traditions from across the globe. Anyone interested in playing should be around Grade 5 right through to 8+ with the more challenging music distributed to the more advanced players. This year’s band will work with midlands based conductor Dan Watson who is the Artistic Director of Thumb contemporary music ensemble and regularly works with various orchestras and ensembles at Birmingham Conservatoire. Rehearsals will take place on Saturday and Sunday with the final performance taking place in Centaur at 16.00 on the Monday.
We’re looking for the following instrumentalists:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Cornet, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Double Bass, Percussion
If you qualify, fill out the form here, and we’ll be in touch before the festival.
There will be a scratch choir onstage for Sunday morning communion, led by Alison Adam of the Iona Community, to support the singing of the assembled masses! We’ll meet twice to rehearse the easy and accessible songs.
Adults and any young people aged 10 or over can be a part of this, although children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who’ll also sing in the choir. You must be able to make both rehearsals (Saturday 10.00 and 16.30 – TBC) and also turn up early for a practice on Sunday morning.
(You can also sign up on site.)