Behind The Curtains
This page is mostly reserved for band members but please feel free to browse this page and we hope that it gives you an insight into how a big band like us is run.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time do rehearsals start and end?
You need to be set up and ready to play at 7pm and we finish at 9:15. We have a 10 minute break.
Where do you rehearse?
We are lucky to have the support of Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor to rehearse in. The address is;
35 Hartlebury Road, Stourport On Severn, DY13 9JA.
Do you have vacancies?
We always welcome new string players and are currently looking for a horn player. Contact us and come along for a play....
Do I have to pay subscriptions and what does the money go on?
We are an amateur band so all musicians are required to pay subs. Subs are £50 per year. The money is spent on band equipment (e.g. new microphones, folders), new music, marketing and room hire for concerts. The committee are mindful of making ethical and cost effective choices when purchasing.
Do I need to contact someone if I can't make a rehearsal?
Yes please and it is best to contact either the Chair or MD. We currently use Muzodo to gather information on future rehearsals
What is the dress code for concerts?
All black for women and black/white for men.
A copy of our band handbook is available here.