We rehearse each Tuesday between 7:45pm and 10:00pm at the Anthony Roper Primary School in Eynsford Village, Kent and conclude with drinks at the Chequers Pub in Farningham Village.
We currently have a number of vacancies for players of a competent (grade 6 and above) standard:
- French Horn
If you think that you might be interested in joining us, then please Contact Us.
To give you an insight as to what it is like being a member of the Eynsford Concert Band, we asked a number of our members to tell us what they enjoy the most….
I joined the Eynsford Concert Band back in 1984. The main reason for joining the band at the time was that my tutor suggested that it would help with my ensemble playing to play with other musicians of a similar standard. I also knew that it would be a great place to meet new people around my own age.
The band was and still is one of a few bands within the Sevenoaks/Dartford area that plays both enjoyable and challenging music to suit all tastes. During my first year of joining, and to much excitement, we performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Since then we have played at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and also at various venues both locally and around the world.
Being in the band has given me the chance to travel to places that I otherwise would not have been. We have toured to Ireland, Austria, Spain, Malta & Canada. All tours have been very enjoyable both socially and musically.
During my time in the band I have played some very challenging and great music and I have also met some wonderful people which is why I continue to be a member of the band.
I joined Eynsford Concert Band in September 2003, having played in a variety of windbands, orchestras and smaller groups throughout school, university and the start of my working life.
Having decided not to continue my musical studies further than the 6th Form, I often found the bands that I played in to be quite elitist and competitive places to be. As a “keen amateur”, I was beginning to feel quite disheartened and needed something to give my playing (and self-esteem) a boost.
I was immediately made to feel welcome at ECB and, before long, had agreed to go on tour with them to Waterford, Ireland. Quite a daunting prospect at the time, but certainly something that I thoroughly enjoyed. “Work hard, play hard!” would probably be a good motto for the band!
I enjoy the wide-ranging repertoire that is chosen for the band. Some very challenging pieces but also some truly cheesy numbers thrown in along the way! The CD recording was something that I was very glad to be a part of and I look forward to the excitements of the coming year!