2 RecorderMinims is our training band for young people learning to play a musical instrument. We currently have one flute, one recorder, one trumpet, one tuba and two alto saxophones.

Minims is a great opportunity for our youngest members to learn how to play together in a band. Our conductor introduces them to the basics of music and gives them the experience they will need to progress to more senior bands. He often uses food metaphors to describe different ways of playing, so get ready to learn how to play like sausages, toothpaste and baked beans!

Most of our players are working towards Grade 1 but complete beginners –provided they can play a scale- are welcome too! There is no upper or lower age limit but most players are aged 8-11.

Some members of our senior bands kindly help and encourage our Minims during rehearsals and often provide accompaniment during performances.

Conductor: Duncan Dwinell                            Rehearsals: Friday 4.30pm-5.15pm

Here they are in action at our most recent concert: