Swing Unlimited Community Big Band, affectionately known as SU2, is the major gateway for musicians of all ages and abilities into the Swing Unlimited Big Band Group.
The purpose of SU2 is to provide all the necessary support, teaching, guidance and experience for personal musical development in a Big Band environment. The objective is to improve and enhance players understanding & appreciation of - as well as their technical performance skills in playing - big band jazz music. This is achieved through regular rehearsals and performances.
Performances are concerts, charitable events, carnivals, fetes and other outdoor and indoor events, all of which are usually open to the public.
SU2 rehearse once each week for people to gain experience and improve their technique and skills as musicians. This includes learning about, understanding and practicing playing scales, chords, rhythm, phrasing, articulation, structure and style. Rehearsals are always relaxed and informal and most of all, FUN. They are also open to the public - if you're interested to see how a group like this prepares the musical material ready for performance, by all means just come along (there's plenty of seating, and the bar will be open!)
Musicians within SU2 are adults that have not played for some time following their education and the younger generation wishing to gain additional experience.
Swing Unlimited Community Big Band Rehearsals:
Every Monday 7:30 to 9:30 pm. (guests/"audience" welcome!)
Venue: Parley Country Club, 275 Christchurch Road (A31), West Parley, Ferndown, BH22 8SQ.
Rehearsal periods follow the academic term but are often extended.
Nominal instrumental playing standard (at entry level) = Grade 5 (ABRSM - no certificate required! YOU "audtition" US!)
Contact: Via the 'Contact Us' page, call Patrick Peiro on 07730 517908 or just turn up!