Committee Member & Flugel Horn [Training Band]
|Linda began learning the Flugel in 2004 when
she brought her son, Matthew, along to learn Trombone. Linda has always
had a desire to play a musical instrument well and whilst she has
dabbled on piano, guitar, ocarina and clarinet, the Flugel is her first
instrument. Linda joined the committee in 2008 and is helping to bridge
the information gap between the Training and Senior Bands!
Linda has recently started coming to Senior Band rehearsals to sit in and get a feel of what it is like to play with the Senior Band! - September 2010
Musical Background: Linda started having lessons with Helen Walters at Band about 4 years ago. Although she has no formal qualifications, she can get a tune out of most instruments!
Which Bands / Ensembles do you (have you) played with on a regular basis? Tewkesbury Town Training Band
What has been your most outstanding banding experience to date? Playing on the Bandstand in Sidmouth with the Training Band and playing "Tewkesbury" March as a massed band with the whole of Tewkesbury Town Band at the 2008 Cabaret...brill!!
What is the best advice you have received? "Hedera Pedera" from Frank Deighton! I think that's for a 6/8 rhythm! HW
What are your favourite pieces of music that you have played? Shenandoah, The Day Though Gavest Lord Has Ended, Unchained Melody, New Recruit
What are your favourite pieces of music to listen to (brass band)? 'Grace', Hymns, Londonderry Air, Military tunes, Ilkley Moor Baht'at, Slaidburn, Grandfathers Clock by Give Me Your Smile.
What are your favourite pieces of music to listen to (any genre)? Bat Out Of Hell Album! Hymns, Jazz, 1940's music, A Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square, Chopin's Nocturne in E, anything but Cleo Lane type Jazz - plinky plonky bop de boppy! - that is all Linda's words!
Who is your favourite performer and why? Meatloaf - the music itself is amazing, particularly keyboard and lyrics are so emotional...Meats (!!) all you moods!!
What are your musical ambitions? To play top G confidently on the Flugel and to play Chopin's Nocturne on the piano. (In fact, to play anything on Flugal without fluffing it!).
Any other information? TTB is a fantastic group to be part of...so love the challenge and a chance to learn a musical instrument properly! You are never too old to learn! Can't get enough!