Trinity Concert Band will celebrate its 21st anniversary with an anniversary performance – Play Online Today

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A COMMUNITY music group will celebrate its 21st anniversary by performing a selection of classics, while creating a new composition.

The Trinity Concert Band will travel to the Great Hall at the University of Reading on Saturday 24 September to commemorate this historic event.

Paul Speed, will also celebrate a decade as the band’s musical director.

He said: “I am fortunate to have been Music Director of the Trinity Concert Band for almost ten years now and to have succeeded some excellent conductors.

“We are fortunate to have experienced musicians in all sections of the band, which adds real strength and depth to the overall sound they produce.

“For me, every concert is a celebration of my time with the talented musicians who make up the great Trinity Concert Band. I hope you will join us for this exciting anniversary concert”.

The group has commissioned a piece which will have its world premiere in the Great Hall. Composed by Len Tyler, the three-movement ‘Trinity Suite’ is based on some of the band’s favorite places in Berkshire.

Mr. Tyler spent 28 years in military music, before establishing his own music school for children up to senior primary age.

The setlist will also feature female composers in an effort to address their lack of representation in classical music.

According to the group, only five percent of the songs programmed in concerts of the genre are written by women.

To Walk with Wings by Julie Giroux is set to dazzle, a piece commissioned by the United States Air Force Academy Band.

In addition, well-known works such as Sousa’s catchy march from The Washington Post, The Kinks’ Waterloo Sunset and Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque will be featured.

Trinity Concert Band is a community wind band based in Earley, which was founded in 2001. Its 45 members range in ability from talented amateurs to professional musicians.

Tickets for the anniversary event cost £13 for adults, £7 for students and are free for under-16s and newcomers.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and end around 9 p.m.

For more information or to book tickets, visit: www.trinityband.co.uk

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