SWING BAND MUSICIANS WANTED
WESTERLY SHOWBAND requires saxes, brass and percussion.
SIMILARITIES to a SWING BAND:
- General atmosphere at rehearsals etc.
- Many swing band classics in the repertoire
- The same old jokes!
BY THE WAY! Four of our members regularly play in a SWING band!
ADVANTAGES in playing in a wind band:
- The opportunity to play a much wider range of music including film music:
- Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West etc. Klaus Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.
- The chance to improve you sight-reading in this particular genre, with the help of tuition.
- All woodwind and brass
- Double or electric bass
- Percussion (kit)
- Probably more community performances including some outdoor ones.
- Instrumentation viz. the addition of woodwind other than saxes.
- If you need help to explain any of this you can ring me on 0117 9561950.
- If you are uncertain of how to proceed why not PAY US A VISIT!
INTERESTED IN "SWING"MUSIC?
(Also often known as big-band, stage band dance band and jazz band music)
To properly take part in today's music you need to be proficient in this genre.
If you are:
- An experienced swing player,
- An enthusiast who is keen to learn,
- An orchestral or band musician who would like to know more;
We can give you the help you need!
The M.D., Chris Harris is a life-long jazz and swing musician who has recently written a book on the subject of how to play swing.
We can offer you:
- A repertoire containing a wealth of swing-style music by composers such as George Gershwin and Cole Porter, swing standards originally popularised by bands such as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, as well as any amount of music from shows and films. Many of our orchestration have been arranged especially for Westerly Showband by the M.D.
- Special instruction, seminars and unlimited advice.
- The chance to play alongside musicians who "know their stuff!"
Please note that, at a later stage we plan to start our own swing band in the form of "a band within a band"!
These facilities exist for ALL wind instruments including bass and drums.