Do you want to play in a band?

Any standard of musician all ages welcome.

As a budding or hobby musician, there’s nothing better to develop your musical skills and have fun at the same time than playing in a band with other like-minded people, guided by an expert tutor.

Project Band, founded by Simon Currie, saxophonist with The Manfreds since 2001, does exactly that.

Project Band welcomes players of saxophones, flute, clarinet, brass plus piano, guitar and rhythm section aged 16+ to play modern pops, soul, funk and jazz in an enjoyable and nurturing band setting.

All the musical arrangements and backing tracks used are available on the Project Band website, so sight-reading isn’t necessary.

There will be plenty of scope for confident players to develop improvisation skills in the sessions too.

Tunes like Happy (Pharrell Williams), Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars), Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers) and I Shot the Sheriff (Eric Clapton) join many more in the Project Band repertoire.

Each set of sessions will feature a different mix of new tracks and old favourites.

Tutors Simon and Damian have a wealth of experience between them, having played with many band greats and pop icons over the years as well as teaching and running their own groups.

Project Band runs termly over thirteen weeks of two-hour sessions, finishing with a concert. Established venues in Newbury and Abingdon will be joined by Southampton beginning in the New Year.

Trial sessions are available.

Join their improvisation workshops, section playing, rhythm section workouts, loads of new pieces and structured workshops led by experienced pro jazz musicians
and teachers.
Players of all experience and age welcome
Tuition to stretch all abilities
What instruments- Saxes, woodwind, brass, piano, guitar, double bass/ bass guitar and drums.
Improvisation Workshop and band rehearsal. 
Saturday 15th 10.30 till 2.00.
Concert in the Bandstand 3 till 5.00
Sunday 16th  11.00 till 4.00 including an informal concert for the last hour.
There will be limited spaces so please email them and they will reserve a space for you.
The venue will be the newly renovated Waterside Centre in Newbury,.
31 Northbrook St, Newbury RG14 1DS



Project Band

Project Band Newbury is at Newbury Methodist Hall 56 Northbrook St, Newbury RG14 1AN.

Parking and access is behind the church   and can be accessed via Albert Road, to the left of the church.

There are 15 parking spaces, so please give preference to drums, bass, keys and guitar players.

Project Band

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