Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Andy Swinscoe
Cheese Correspondent
1:00 AM 6th November 2023

Giggleswick & Settle Brass Band Revitalizes Its Beginner Brass Band

Arthur 95 and Walter 7
Arthur 95 and Walter 7
Local Brass Band, Giggleswick & Settle has restarted its junior band in an effort to encourage young players to start up and join; as well as to welcome back older brass players who maybe gave up, are a little rusty or just want to have a go.

Amelia, 19, was thrilled to back involved with it:
"The junior brass band helped me improve so much when I started out and helped my transition upto the regular band; so, I am glad to see it restart and now I can help encourage the next set of players."

Any ability is welcome and there are some instruments available if you don't have your own. With the youngest member 7 and the oldest 95, you really can take up brass at any age.

It got Kathy back into brass:
"I hadn't played since I was 18 and to restart, 20 years later, was such a joy - the brass band are a great group of fun people and have been great in encouraging me and helping me to get back into music."

Bandleader, Kevin stressed the importance of inspiring the next generation:
“The average age of our brass band is well over 40 – If we want to continue long-term, we need to get everyone – young and old playing and creating the next generation of Giggleswick & Settle Brass Band.”

So if you know of any budding brass players or any youngsters wanting to get involved just bring them along to a rehearsal: every Wednesday 6.45 – 7.15pm at Settle Conservative Club.

For more details contact Kathy Swinscoe (07531440100), or just turn up!