Training Band

 

David White

David White

Meet our Training Band conductor

Born of a South Wales banding family I broke the mould and trained as a classical concert guitarist. In my late twenties I returned to banding playing for many years with CWS (Manchester) on 1st horn during the 70’s and 80’s.  Now retired from working in Manchester schools as an instrumental music teacher I returned once again to banding: this time to help form the local Brass Band in Todmorden (Yorkshire) where I now arrange, compose, teach and conduct the thriving training band.

Qualifications: ATCL, LTCL, Cert(Ed), BEd(Hons) retired J.P

What is the Five Note Band?

Run by members of the Senior Band, this group was formed to give beginner brass & percussion players the opportunity of playing together and to supplement their tuition classes.

The group’s name is derived from the fact that music the group plays generally consists of no more than the first five notes of the scale of C major: c,d,e,f,g.
This is the obvious band for anyone new to brass playing.

The emphasis is on learning:

  • the basics of playing a brass instrument
  • reading music notation
  • ensemble playing

all in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

What is the Training Band?

Run by playing members of the Senior Band, the Training Band was established to encourage the re-development of banding in the town and to ensure the continuation of banding in Todmorden.

Its members consist of:

  • Players of moderate ability
  • People who have just recently started to learn
  • Players from the Senior Band

The band plays a wide variety of music with the emphasis on enjoyment and during the year will also play concerts for local organizations.

Why not come along and join us!

Training Band Files

5-Note Mexican Clapping Song
5-Note Mexican Clapping Song
5-Note-Mexican-Clapping-Song.mp3
774.0 KiB
166 Downloads
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5-Note On Top Of Old Smokey
5-Note On Top Of Old Smokey
On-top-of-Old-Smokey.mp3
2.3 MiB
214 Downloads
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5-Note Scarborough Fair
5-Note Scarborough Fair
5-Note-Scarborough-Fair.mp3
1.1 MiB
126 Downloads
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5-Note Skip To My Lou
5-Note Skip To My Lou
Skip-to-my-Lou.mp3
1.0 MiB
205 Downloads
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5-Note Streets Of Loredo
5-Note Streets Of Loredo
Streets-of-Loredo.mp3
1.4 MiB
199 Downloads
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Captain Pugwash
Captain Pugwash
Captain-Pugwash.mp3
1.5 MiB
213 Downloads
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Dance Of The Cuckoos
Dance Of The Cuckoos
Dance-of-the-Cuckoos.mp3
1.5 MiB
140 Downloads
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On Ilkla MoorBaht 'At
On Ilkla MoorBaht 'At
On-Ilkla-MoorBaht-At.mp3
1.8 MiB
136 Downloads
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The Flintstones
The Flintstones
The-Flintstones.mp3
1.2 MiB
208 Downloads
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The Muppets
The Muppets
The-Muppets.mp3
1.6 MiB
202 Downloads
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The Wombling Song
The Wombling Song
The-Wombling-Song.mp3
2.4 MiB
235 Downloads
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