Test Valley Brass
Conducted by Keith Thomasson
Consisting of the most experienced players within the TVB group, the Senior Band performs at a wide range of engagements from formal concerts, to flower shows, summer fetes, parades, birthday parties and carol services. The Senior Band (which was formed in 1970) has won national contests, toured parts of the UK and Europe, broadcasted on local and national television, played cruise ships out on voyage, released a CD and raised significant amounts of money for charity. The Senior Band plays all styles of music, from classical to pop, jazz to film, and modern to old.
Senior Band is a very friendly group of players who all have a shared passion for making music. The band consists of a wide range of ages from 12 years up to 60+, and now includes six talented youngsters from our Youth Band. More recently some of our Senior Academy players have become "cross-overs" between the Academy and Senior Band which is just fantastic!
Senior Band rehearses on Monday evenings 8pm until 9.45pm in the TVB Band Room within John Hanson School, Andover. On the first Monday of each month rehearsal finishes slightly early to give an opportunity for socialising down the local pub.
New members are always warmly welcomed. Whilst there is no entry criteria to join the Senior Band, we recommend you are at least grade 4-5 standard. Players of up to grade 5 standard are very welcome at our Senior Academy (see info opposite).
Senior Band are available for booking for a wide range of events, such as concerts, weddings, parties, summer fetes and Christmas fayres. If you would like TVB Senior Band to perform at your event, please get in touch via our email.