St Francis of Assisi Primary School
Rehearsal day & time
Mondays, 7.30 – 9pm
This ensemble is for advanced woodwind, brass and percussion players.
Conductor & coaching staff
David Stowell (conductor)
Robert Dockray, Gillian Shaw & Colin Brady
This is a dynamic group of young musicians, playing advanced wind band repertoire.
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 however places are auditioned. Advanced saxophones especially welcome.
Contact email@example.com, 01603 307710