Superb turnout for first Community Wind Band session
March 4, 2022

There was a superb turnout of musicians for the inaugural session of the Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band this week.

Within the emerging freedoms from lockdown restrictions, there is an appetite to re-engage with music-making amongst regular practitioners and those who have not picked up an instrument for some time. This is something that Rydal Penrhos recognises and the newly-formed Community Wind Band is another fine example of how the school is always looking to engage with Colwyn Bay and wider region.

The Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band held its first-ever session on Wednesday 2 March, which brought a superb turnout of 20 musicians in the Senior Music Room to mark the occasion.

The session and Community Wind Band is led by ex-Rydal Penrhos parent and current governor Clive Wolfendale. It is open to current pupils, alumni, parents, staff and local musicians.

Twenty players, including professional musicians, school pupils from the area and community members enjoyed a lively evening of music making under the direction of Mr Wolfendale. After so long without practice and musical events, it was refreshing to see and hopefully, this is a trend that can continue long into the future.

New members are welcome for the Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band, which will meet every Wednesday moving forward from 7-8.30pm. There is no charge and instruments are available to borrow if required by anyone wishing to attend.

It’s an exciting time for music across Rydal Penrhos, with concerts scheduled over the second half of the Lent Term and the full schedule of activities now back in full swing after so much disruption.

Anyone wishing to register their interest in the Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band, or for more information, please email cw@rydalpenrhos.com.


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