The Oxford Village Band
A Workshop Series led by Dave Townsend
Wednesdays 20.00 – 21.30
Summer Term 2018
April 25th · May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (not 30th) · June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th · July 4th
Autumn Term 2018
September 19th, 26th · October 3rd, 10th, 17th (Not 24th), 31st · November 7th, 14th, 21st, 29th
Here’s a totally different way to enjoy music-making – join a band where players of (nearly!) any instrument get together and play traditional music in the style of the old English village bands, with arrangements based on those played by country musicians of Thomas Hardy’s time. We play dance tunes and other pieces, mostly from English tradition.
Fiddles & other bowed strings, squeeze-boxes, woodwinds, brass, and all acoustic bass instruments are welcome. There’s no audition or ability limit, but members will be expected to have a working knowledge of how to play their instrument and must be over 16.
The band meets at Littlemore Village Hall*, Railway Lane OX4 4PY
(*Getting there – from the Oxford Ring Road, turn away from the City Centre at the Littlemore Roundabout onto Oxford Road, bear right at the mini-roundabout, go past the church and Railway Lane is the right turn opposite The George pub.)
The membership fee for the full term is £50.00 (or £7.00 per session), which will include all music copies. If you’re not sure whether it’s for you, come along for a “taster” session at no charge.
For more information, phone 01865 714778 or email using the contact form.