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Big band experience day for strings

We’re trying a new offering for string players grade 4+ in the summer: the chance to play in an augmented big band / session orchestra.

The idea is to have a taste of trying another genre of music, and of course, have some fun doing it. We will likely be playing 2-3 numbers such as Cry Me a River as delivered by Michael Buble ( and Beyond the Sea a la Robbie Williams (

As we will be playing as part of a big band, which involves lots of loud instruments we need at least 20 stringers to sign up. If we can get this number then the day can go ahead. So please share this with anyone else you think might be interested (KEMS/Macclesfield Light Orchestra members?) and ask them to get in touch directly or via the MMC 'info' email.

The date concerned will be Friday 2 August, 10am-4pm at Parkroyal School plus concert 6-7pm in the United Reform Church on Park Green. During the day we will have some strings only sessions to get our fingers around the notes followed by rehearsal time with the big band. The cost will be £30 per adult or £20 per under 18.