Challney Concert Band meet on a Thursday night at Challney Community College, Stoneygate Road, Luton from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
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The band was formed under the auspices of Challney Community College in 1991 with the aims of providing local musicians, both young and old, with the opportunity to practise, perform and enjoy a wide variety of music, and to give young musicians in particular an opportunity to continue their music after leaving school at the age of 16.
The nucleus of the band is comprised of ex-members of the Challney Schools' Band, which has long been prominent in the local music scene, but gradually more musicians not connected with the Challney Schools are coming to play with us. There are no auditions, all we ask is that players are of Grade 5 standard or over.
The band aims to play a minimum of three concerts a year at Challney, and also to support other local events and charities in and around the Luton area.
We aim to be self-supporting financially and to develop a wide variety of music in our library. Click here for a sample of our current repertoire
Richard Guess, the Musical Director, has worked with young brass players in Luton and South Beds for many years and is also involved with the Leighton Buzzard Salvation Army Band and Junior Band.
Our Christmas concert this year will be on Saturday December 3rd at St Lukes church in Leagrave
Click here for our Future concerts