Whether you are 6 or 60, Colin Forster and Rob Folland, our Training Band Musical Directors will help you develop your playing skills - from your first blow right through to joining the main band.
Membership of the training band is FREE for children. Instruments are provided FREE for children and £1 per week for adults.
There really is no excuse!
We have had a fantasic Christmas this year playing at a number of venues including a school fete, a charity event, GWSR as well as carols at locations throughout Gloucestershire. Events planned for this year include a tour in Northern France, Cheltenham Lido and numerous fetes throughout the summer. All abilities are welcome at these most enjoyable events.
The training band meets on Fridays from 6.30 to 7.30pm at our band room at the National Star College. There is also a beginners band which meet at 6:30 to 7:30pm each Monday.
Cheltenham Silver Training Band has been running for many years and has successfully coached dozens of players through to the main band and beyond. Complete beginners start learning to play in the beginners band before progressing to the training band. Trainees are encouraged to join the main band as their playing improves.
To find out more, please use our contact form or contact Colin by phone on 01242 243203
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Below are some pictures from the National Star College 50th Anniversary where some past students had a go at conducting the training band!