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We are very experienced at dealing with the problems you may encounter. In any case they usually prove to be exaggerated!

The PROBLEMS usually are:

  1. Muscular weaknesses affecting the embouchure and fingering
  2. Slowed down reactions affecting sight-reading
  3. A general lack of confidence and a reluctance to play before others


  1. The knowledge that the Conductor and the band members will support you*
  2. Regular playing and practice will solve most problems given time
  3. Advice is available from instrument teachers within the band
  4. The realisation that you will not be put under pressure

*The Band members know that Returners are a valuable resource. In fact many of them were one once! (This includes the M.D.!)

Westerly Showband, including its "returners " members playing at Winterbourne Carnival 2017
Westerly Showband at Winterbourne Carnival concert 2017