St Francis of Assisi Primary School

Rehearsal day & time

Mondays, 7.30 – 9pm

Click here for Ensemble Rehearsal Dates 2017-18

Playing level

Grade 6-8+
This ensemble is for advanced wind band players.

Conductor & coaching staff

David Stowell (conductor)
Robert Dockray, Gillian Shaw & Colin Brady


Traditional and modern concert band music

Current players – click here to access your resources page.

Quotes or recent highlights

The Symphonic Wind Band was started over 35 years ago. Throughout that time a vast number of pupils from Norfolk schools have had the opportunity to develop their musical ability and collective music making with the ensemble.

The ensemble has achieved Outstanding at the Norfolk County Music Festival 3 years in a row. The band also reached the Music For Youth National Festival in Birmingham, July 2017 and the Music For Youth Proms at Royal Albert Hall, November 2017 – Read more here.

“It’s quite a big jump up from the other ensembles, but if you’re passionate and committed, it’s a great community so would definitely recommend it.” – Jonathan, Percussion

“It’s a place to come and play together to a high standard – just do it!” – James, French horn

Listen to the BBC Radio Norfolk feature on the ensemble, broadcast on 18th May 2017.

How to join

New players welcome throughout the year. Advanced saxophones especially welcome.
Contact, 01603 303345

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