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Moree and District Band to host orientation evening for beginners' group

Ruby-Tuesday Davis-Drenkhahn and Hugo Lillyman will be joining the beginners' group. Photo: contributed
Ruby-Tuesday Davis-Drenkhahn and Hugo Lillyman will be joining the beginners' group. Photo: contributed

Moree and District Band will be holding an orientation evening later this month for anyone interested in joining a beginners' group.

The local band has recently undergone a complete overhaul, with mostly new members and a rejuvenated hall, and is looking forward to a fresh start in 2020.

As a result, they're looking to start a beginners' group for all ages to train up some new members who can eventually join the brass band.

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"We don't have huge numbers at the moment, so we're looking to train up some new members," Moree and District Band musical director Jacqualyn Drenkhahn said.

The group is open to beginners of all ages, with no musical experience required to join.

Weekly lessons will be held at the band hall on Tuesday nights.

"It's a pretty accessible way for people to learn music," Ms Drenkhahn said.

"In comparison to private music tuition, which is one-on-one, it's pretty cheap."

Ms Drenkhahn encourages anyone who has ever had an interest in learning an instrument, or who wants their children to learn, to come along to the orientation evening on March 24.

Ruby-Tuesday Davis-Drenkhahn, Barnaby Lillyman and Hugo Lillyman will be learning to play instruments as part of the beginners' group. Photo: contributed

Ruby-Tuesday Davis-Drenkhahn, Barnaby Lillyman and Hugo Lillyman will be learning to play instruments as part of the beginners' group. Photo: contributed

"Studies show children in particular who are involved in music do better academically and socially," she said.

"For adults, it's a really good way to socialise and meet new people.

"It can also be a nice thing to do as a family - our dad used to take my two sisters and I to band every week and my two children will be learning."

The orientation evening will provide information about lessons and costs involved and those interested in joining will be provided with instruments.

It will be held at the band hall in Jellicoe Park at 6pm on Tuesday, March 24. For more information, go to the Moree and District Band Inc Facebook page or call Jacqualyn Drenkhahn on 0488 140 581.