If you've got the talent, they want to jam with you

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 April, 2010, 12:00am

She has already started about a dozen choir groups in town. Now Bethan Greaves (left) is working on music bands. The founder of the Kassia Women's Choir, Youth Choir, Men's Choir and the Soho Voices is encouraging folks with a rusty trombone or trumpet in their storage cabinets to polish off their brass and sound off once more. Working with co-organiser Andrew Swift (right), Greaves, the music director of Katterwall, is calling on people who might have played in wind bands, marching bands or school orchestras to pick up their instruments again. The initial plan is for a one-off session - no audition, no performance, just jam - for fun with other fellow 'ex-bandits'.

The Random Band, as she calls it, is to focus primarily on woodwind and brass instruments, plus strings, bass and percussion. Basically, it's an unplugged group. Sorry, keyboardists not needed. If you can play but don't have an instrument, Greaves will even try to find one for you.

The first meeting of this unassuming collective is planned for the afternoon of April 17 at the Island School, on Borrett Road. There is a fee of HK$75 to help cover miscellaneous costs and any money left over will be donated to the Little Life Warrior Choir, which helps children with cancer. Interested players can call 2575 3931 or 9497 8764, or e-mail bethan@katterwall,com or celia@katterwall.com.