Training Band

Chinnor Silver Band has always prided itself on being able to produce its own generation of players through its very successful and thriving training programme. An indication of this success is that no fewer than 8 of the current Contesting band have progressed through the Training Band.

The Training Band, under the impressive direction of Alison and Chris Andrews, currently consists of 25 members and rehearse on a Wednesday evening before the Contesting Band.  Like the Contesting Band we perform a number of times throughout the year, including regular appearances at the village’s Christian Aid fete, Mill Lane School’s Fun Day and Chinnor Silver Christmas Concert.  We have also recently ventured into contesting at the ODBBA  unregistered section and have come away with some impressive results.

Our philosophy has always been to encourage youngsters into the brass band world by giving them free in house 1:1 tuition & loan of an instrument until they reach a level where they can join the Training Band fully – how many other organisations can boast the same?

If you or a relative are interested in stepping into the unique world of brass bands, regardless of current experience & ability, please contact us.