Join the Chapel Allerton Community Big Band 2016!

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Would you like to play as part of a Community Big band at this year’s Chapel Allerton Festival?

Big band leader performer and arranger Dave Evans wants to create a brand new community band – the first ever for Chapel Allerton Festival! Dave’s idea is to engage community musicians –  local people who play instruments but might not regularly play in a band The idea is to bring people together in a joyful celebration of music and to show what can be achieved in a short space of time.

If this for you then there is an opportunity for you to rehearse and play two sets of music at the Festival at Seven Arts on Friday evening 2 September 8pm and on the main stage on Saturday 3 September at 4pm.

The band will be open to all including families. The first rehearsal is at Gledhow Sport and Social Club, Gledhow Lane, Leeds LS8 1NQ on Thursday 28 July 7pm

The band will be run by Dave Evans who runs the Garforth Jazz Rock Band and has been the moving force behind the Garforth Festival for many years.

The repertoire will include jazz, blues and improvised music

The band is open to everyone, adults, families and kids under 16 (if accompanied by an adult).

Cost for six sessions is £30, (concessions for unwaged £25) with kids under 16 free. Come along to enrol at one of the first two sessions!

The main rehearsal dates will be: Thursday 28 July, 4 August, 25 August, 2 September plus two other dates to be arranged


If you’d like to join in just email Dave at



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