We believe that everyone can play music
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Who We Are:
The Northumberland New Ventures Band is a local group dedicated to providing a music education and performance opportunities to adults in a congenial and fun setting. The band is intended for those who have no music experience at all (a majority of us), those who played an instrument many years ago in school but haven’t played since and those who just want to get back into music after some years away from it. The instruments we learn are basically traditional band ones: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone Horn, Tuba, Electric String Bass and all forms of percussion.
What We Do
The band meets from September through June every Wednesday night at the Concert Band of Cobourg rehearsal hall (612 D’Arcy St.) to receive instruction in playing the instruments and reading music, all in a low pressure group setting. The lessons follow a graduated series of textbooks, but are greatly enriched by learning to sight read and play from sheet music selected by the Music Director. The Band’s initial rehearsals commenced in February 2014 and it made its performance debut opening for the Concert Band of Cobourg at the first concert of the 2014 summer series in Victoria Park. A small ensemble from the Band under Music Director Bailey made a presentation to the entire student body and staff at Burnham Street Public School in October, and in December 2014 the Band performed a Christmas themed concert at the Regency Manor Retirement and Long Term Care Home in Port Hope. In June 2015 the band performed at the Rosewood Estates Retirement Home in Cobourg. We intend to actively pursue performance opportunities throughout the community and surrounding area.