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Marching band appeals for members

PUBLISHED: 15:45 10 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:52 03 July 2010

A LOCAL marching band is urging youngsters across the borough to set aside computer games and TV for a few hours a week to learn a musical instrument.

Formed for only a year the Eastern Spirit Show Corps is a youth marching band which gives youngsters the chance to learn and play brass and percussion instruments with an aim to eventually perform in public and compete against other bands in the country.

A LOCAL marching band is urging youngsters across the borough to set aside computer games and TV for a few hours a week to learn a musical instrument.

Formed for only a year the Eastern Spirit Show Corps is a youth marching band which gives youngsters the chance to learn and play brass and percussion instruments with an aim to eventually perform in public and compete against other bands in the country.

Current members are all new to the marching band world and instructor Kelly Kerrison said many are already developing their talents.

She said: “Our members enjoy coming because its fun and you get to learn and play an instrument. It is also a great way to meet new friends and we do other activities apart from banding such as bowling and roller skating.”

Eastern Spirit is on the look-out for new members, boys and girls aged between eight and 16, and no musical experience is required.

The non-profit organisation relies on donations and staff continue with their fundraising efforts but are always on the look out for sponsorship in order to purchase second hand equipment.

The group meets every Friday at the Shrublands Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Anyone interested in joining the group should call instructor Ian Baker on 07833 664550 or email eastern.spirit@hotmail.co.uk.

For further details visit www.easternspirit.org.uk.


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