Concert Band is the most senior DVYM wind ensemble. Concert Band plays a wide variety of musical styles and more challenging pieces ranging from specially arranged classical orchestra compositions to light music, film themes and military pieces.
Concert Band regularly performs at concerts and local events both in the village and further afield.
There is no upper or lower age limit but players should be about Grade 4 standard on their instrument in order to join. Many Concert Band members are accomplished players working towards or having achieved Grade 8 standard.
Conductor: Duncan Dwinell
Rehearsals: This term, Concert band rehearses Saturdays 10am – 11.30am. After Easter 2020, rehearsals will be 10 – 11.15 am, with conductor James Drake.
Here they are in concert, December 2018:
Happy Holiday/White Christmas
Oh Happy Day! from Sister Act II
Holst’s March from Second Suite
Pilgrims’ Chorus from Tannhauser