Wind Band Association Celebrates Charity Status

February 29 2016
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Wind Band Association Celebrates Charity Status

TWO years after its formation Avon Wind Band Association is celebrating being granted full registered charity status by the Charity Commission.

The Association is made up of four bands with a total of nearly 90 members. Between them the bands cater for players of all levels and abilities ranging from Grade 8 players to complete beginners.

The Phoenix Wind Band is the senior band with the majority of its 28 players being of Grade 6 standard and above. It rehearses at Emersons Green Library on a Monday evening. The Apollo Band has been together for just over three years and caters for players of around Grade 3 and 4. It meets in Yate on a Tuesday evening.

The Westerly Winds Staple Hill Band has been playing for just over two years and as its name implies meets in Staple Hill Library on a Wednesday evening. The most junior band is Winterbourne Winds which was formed just under eighteen months ago for complete beginners and returners. They meet at the Greenfield Centre, Winterbourne on a Thursday evening.

Although based in South Gloucestershire, many of the players come from further afield.

Keith Hunt, Chairperson of the charity, said: “We are always open to welcome new members of all abilities and it would be a fitting way to celebrate the new status of the Association if the membership reached 100 this year.”

Anyone interested in joining should contact Keith on 0117 9049125 or by e-mail keh35@blueyonder.co.uk who will be pleased to answer any questions.

Furtherinformation can be found on the Association website www.avonwindbandassociation.com.