PUT YOUR MUSICAL TALENTS WHERE THEY BELONG – IN OUR BAND!
Harrow Concert Band is recruiting! The band is open to players of all abilities and experience levels and there are no minimum grade requirements or auditions. We aim to help all players improve their performance skills across a wide variety of musical styles and always aim to deliver a high standard of performance,
HOW IT WORKS…
You are welcome to simply turn up to any of our rehearsals, but we’d prefer to know you’re coming in advance so that we set you a place and can greet you properly. The first step is to contact us using the form below, providing us with a few basic details etc. From there we’ll invite you along to your first rehearsal; if you enjoy yourself then come back the following week. After three rehearsals or so, you’ll be formally invited to join the band!
Some of our musical legends!
Principal Clarinettist and Father of the Band
Steve Randall joined the band in 1967, starting on 3rd clarinet. He worked his way up to become principal clarinet. In 2003 the band had a surfeit of clarinets and needed a tuba player, so Steve took on the challenge and became a heavy brass ninja for a number of years but has since returned to his rightful place in the leader’s seat. As well as playing, at various times Steve has also served as band librarian, treasurer and chairman. Steve is also the principal clarinettist with Harrow Symphony and Barnet Symphony Orchestras. He is also a member of the Classical Clarinet Quartet, who regularly perform in residential homes around North London. Steve trained as a chemical engineer and is currently a freelance environmental consultant, specialising in greenhouse gas management.
Principal Alto Saxophone
Anne-Marie began her musical career aged 10, playing clarinet for the Harrow School for Young Musicians. Moving onto the alto saxophone, she went on to play for the Headstone Youth Band until the age of 18. After a considerable break she returned to playing in 2011, choosing to join the Harrow Concert Band. A lover of big band and swing music, she also plays for the Herga Swing Band, and the Northwood Headquarters Volunteer Band. Anne-Marie says that, “with a busy career in personal finance, music provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and meet new people in a creative and friendly environment.” Elected as Chair in April 2015, Anne-Marie lives in Pinner with her son, 2 dogs, a cat and a Naval Officer!
Kim has been a member of Harrow Concert Band since 1990 and is one of the longest serving members of the band. As well as holding the role of secretary, she is also the band’s principal flautist. In addition to her 25 years commitment to HCB she is very pro-active with several other music groups as well as a busy career in the NHS. Kim says, “It’s the friendliness of the band that has kept me coming for so many years. We have a huge selection of music and a nice group of players & abilities.”