Landrake Band was revived in 2011, about 55 years after the original band closed. Our aim is to be a traditional village brass band - one in which the majority of the players either live in the village or are connected with it in some other way. Currently almost all our players are connected to Landrake either by living in the village or via a connection with the village school.
We welcome players and learners of any age from about 8 years old to pensioner. At present there is a small core of experienced players together with a larger number who started to learn to play since the band restarted or who are returning to play after a long gap. There are about 15 members but we need more. Instruments are available on loan and tuition is available if needed.
Rehearsals take place in Landrake on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. either at St Michael’s Church during the Summer months, or in the Landrake Methodist chapel during Spring Autumn and Winter.
Band officers include:-
Chairman and conductor: Ian Whittaker
Secretary: Hazel Cartledge-Claus
Treasurer: James Booth
Ian Whittaker started learnt to play trombone at school, playing in orchestras and wind bands. Later he moved into brass bands and has over 30 years experience playing in brass bands. He conducted Crystal Palace Band’s B band (now called Progress Band) for 7 years before returning to Cornwall.
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