Cobweb News 02: 14.01.16

Dear all,
Well done to all those who took part in either the Strings Day or Brass Day last weekend. Both days were fantastically led, thanks to Ben and Nick, and were extremely enjoyable for all. A message from Ruth Tanner:
“Thank you to those who attended the Dalston String day through whose generosity we raised £84.10 for the Cumbria Flood Relief Appeal.”
This weekend sees Judith work with us on Big Band! This day is for all instrumentalists, so come on strings, don’t miss out on the opportunity to tackle the genre you never thought you would!
More info below:
Saturday 16th January
St. Aidan’s Church Hall, Billingham
This Orchestral afternoon will explore the Big Band music of the thirties, forties and fifties with classics by Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Glenn Miller and more.
All musicians are welcome to join in and there will be playable parts for every instrument.
The afternoon will start with an optional beginners’ improvisation workshop for all instruments from 12.30-1.30pm. This will cover the basics of improvisation. Come and join in or sit and listen!
The orchestral session will start at 2pm and the afternoon will finish with an informal performance at 5.15pm for family and friends.

The enrolment form for this one is here – sign up fast as it’s not far away!
**Upcoming Events**
Sunday 24th January, 2-6pm, Woodwind Day with Philip Cull at Eldon Community Centre
– Click here to get the enrolment form and more details
Saturday 30th January, 11-4pm, Sight Reading Day with Andy Jackson at Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall
-Click here to get the enrolment form and more details
Saturday 13th February, The Big Play!
This year the theme is The Planets so do come and join us on the 13th February between 12-6pm at Dipton Community Centre for what is proven to be a great day for all. The enrolment form is here which gives more detail about the day.
That’s all for now, looking forward to seeing many of you on Saturday in Billingham.
Best wishes,
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright