The Rising Stars band is in the form of a full brass band with parts from Cornets, Horns to Euphoniums and Trombones. The aim of this first step on the ladder is to encourage children who have just started playing a brass instrument to make music with others. With the emphasis on playing together and basic note reading, players who have only been playing for a few months can enjoy music making. The Rising Stars band plays simple music and well known tunes that everybody can relate to and ‘know how it goes’.
The tutors are always on hand to help the children find the right notes, fingerings and slide positions and players from the Youth Band sit in and help too. Pieces such as Wallace and Gromit are favourites and often played!