GWENT Wind Band had their first rehearsal since February 2020 this weekend after what’s been an ‘terrible’ yr for musicians.
The group selected to have their rehearsal close to the bandstand in Belle Vue Park, Newport on Saturday.
James Davies, one of many founding members of the band, mentioned it felt “completely superior” be be again taking part in dwell music once more – much more so to an viewers who had gathered on the park to look at.
“For us we did our final live performance the tip of February (2020) and have not been capable of do something safely or legally since,” he mentioned.
“A few of the brass gamers have been again with native city bands, however as a music service we have not been as a result of we’re run via the council and we have got to stick to security guidelines set by them.
“That is our first day again and persons are simply glad to see one another. There is a load of recent folks as properly which is all the time good”.
Mr Davies mentioned the final 15 months had been “terrible”.
“I have been an expert musician for 15 years and it is the longest I’ve gone with out singing,” he mentioned. “I sing for Brecon Cathedral Choir.
“It was very unusual not singing for Easter final yr.
“As an expert Tuba participant I’ve had 4 engagements since final March and as a conductor this, immediately, is the primary time I have been again with the wind band.
“It has been very arduous for all of us musicians actually.”
A wind band includes of devices the place the sound is produced by making a column of air vibrate contained in the instrument – basically wind and brass devices.
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