This Is Us!


My love of playing in a band

Music has always been a source of joy for me. I can't remember a time when I didn't love it. My earliest memory is of my grandfather playing the trumpet in his brass band. I would sit on his lap and bounce up and down to the music.

Since then, I have always been drawn to brass instruments. I started playing the trumpet in elementary school and continued through high school. I was even in a few competition bands. But my favorite musical experience has always been playing in our small group.

There's something special about making music with friends. It's a way to connect with people and share something that you love. We've been playing together for years, and we've always enjoyed it.

We are a small group of brass band enthusiasts who first met when playing for the Salvation Army band. Although we have mixed abilities, we come together to provide music for special occasions such as Remembrance Day, Christmas, and Easter. Even when we're not playing, we're always talking about music. We swap stories about our favorite bands and concerts, and we always have new recommendations for each other. Music is a big part of our lives, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

We rehearse every week, and our love for music keeps us going. On occasion, we are invited to perform at other events and functions, which we always enjoy. The feeling of camaraderie amongst us is strong, and we are like one big family.

Although we may not be the best brass band in the world, we give it our all and always enjoy ourselves. We always welcome new members, and we hope to continue making music together for many years to come.

Our early days

Our Salvation Army band was a mixed group, to be sure. There were those who had been playing for years and knew every tune in the book, and those who had just picked up an instrument for the first time a few weeks ago. But we all played with the same heart, and that's what mattered.

Every week, we would meet to practice in the church basement. The sound of our music would echo off the walls, filling the small space with joy.

We would play for hours, taking breaks only for the occasional cup of coffee or tea. And when we were done practicing, we would sit around and chat, getting to know one another better.

Some of us had been playing together for years, and had formed a close bond. But even the newer members of the group felt like they belonged.

The Salvation Army band was a family, and they loved making music together.

How to contact us

The best way is by email: we are at friends{@} (remove the curly brackets, put there to foil those who collect email addresses automatically to send spam).