Kirklees Music School Soul Band.
The Kirklees Music School Soul Band has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and in that time has developed into an exciting and popular ensemble within KMS.
As the KMS Soul Band members tend to be drawn from the senior ensembles and high schools with the age range is usually 15 to 18 years old. This gives the band a constantly revolving door of players as pupils for leave for university etc. and are replaced by up and coming musicians in the area. Although this is an exciting aspect of the band and helps to keep the music and the overall look of the band fresh it can lead to small numbers of membership especially in September when our recruitment phase begins.
The directors of the ensemble (Mr Delaney, Mr Scriven) are keen to emphasise an independent ‘band ethic’ for KMS Soul Band where players become responsible for their own parts, research repertoire and are required to operate without a conductor. This gives the members of the band more ownership of their performances and hopefully prepares them for further work in professional ensembles.
At the time of writing the band is preparing for the National Festival in March and much energy is being committed into producing a dynamic and varied set within the time constraints allowed by the competition.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the KMS Soul Band we invite you to come along to a rehearsal (Tuesday 5:15 – 6:15 at Moldgreen) and see what the band is all about and we can arrange an informal audition to answer any of your questions and give you the chance to demonstrate your skills.
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