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Sunday, 31 August 2014

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Musicians band together

THE talented musicians from the West Lakes Music Centre performed their end-of-term Christmas concert recently, featuring music they had learned and mastered over the last term.

As well as enjoying the music, the audience were treated to an informal, fun evening, with refreshments, mince pies, a raffle, a family quiz and treasure hunt with lots of prizes on offer.

The West Lakes Music Centre comprises the community orchestra, windband, starter windband and Egremont Junior Brass groups. It doesn’t have any age or ability barrier and gives budding musicians the chance to learn or brush up on their musical skills to be able to play in a concert in the community.

Centre member Paul Worthington said: “You don’t have to be a confident musician to join, but if you would like some experience playing in the windband or orchestra next term then you are more than welcome to join us at one of our weekly rehearsals to learn new musical skills and see how you get on.’’

The windband hold their rehearsal nights at Whitehaven School on Tuesdays, during term times, from 7.30pm, with the starter band meeting on Tuesdays at 6.15pm, and the community orchestra on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8.45pm.

The Centre also has the Egremont Junior Brass Band as part of their collective, who meet at St Mary’s & St Michael’s Church Hall, Egremont, on Mondays at 6.30pm.

There is no charge for children in full-time education and a modest fee for adults. Anyone interested in joining any of the groups is asked to call Paul on 01946 772236.

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