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Becoming a Member of Ashby Concert Band


ACB is a true community band and welcomes players of all ages. The entry level is ABRSM Grade 5 or equivalent. Admission to the Band is subject to a satisfactory audition. The audition consists of playing a Grade 5 study of your choice; musicality, intonation and timing are the main attributes being assessed.


Once you have completed a satisfactory audition (normally within a month of first attending band rehearsals) you will be invited to become a full member of the Band. There is an initial, one-off, Joining Fee, and termly Subscription Fees.


ACB is currently seeking to recruit Trumpet, Trombone and Tuba players to strengthen these key sections of the Band. Although we are happy to welcome new players who meet our minimum entry standard of Grade 5 we are particularly keen to attract players with a minimum of Grade 7 on these instruments. Previous experience of playing in a concert band or orchestral environment is very important.


ACB is also seeking to recruit a percussion/kit player. Although it is desirable to have achieved a minimum of Grade 5 in percussion prior experience of playing in a concert band or orchestral environment would be valued.



Rehearsal Nights


Ashby Concert Band normally rehearses at Holy Trinity Church, Kilwardby Street, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2FR, however, due to Covid-19 restrictions we have switched our rehearsal venue to the Charles Booth Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Coalville, LE67 8NR


Practice Night is Monday evening starting at 7:30 p.m. and continuing through to 9.30 p.m.; we take a 15 minute coffee break for socialising at around 8.30 p.m.


If you are interested in joining then why not come along to a rehearsal and meet the Band.


We look forward to seeing you.