The Phoenix Concert Band gives several performances a year in Leeds and the surrounding area, including concerts, Christmas busking and summer outdoor events, together with functions for which the band has been hired.
For details of some of the events at which the Phoenix Concert Band has performed, see the Concerts and Events page.
If you would like to enquire about joining the Phoenix Concert Band, please complete the form below.
The repertoire of the Phoenix Concert Band is very extensive, ranging from popular shows and musicals to light classical and contemporary. New music is regularly added - see the Repertoire page for a detailed listing.
Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings throughout the year, between 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Rehearsals take place at The Grammar School at Leeds,
Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate
Road, Leeds LS17 8GS, where
there are extensive car parking
facilities and a regular bus service
The Phoenix Concert Band performs at a high level, with Grade 6 standard being the minimum requirement.
However, technical expertise is only part of the skill required to play with the Phoenix Concert Band. Each member is expected to listen and respond to the other members of the band, with the aim of understanding the role of each part within the piece. By working together as a team, the full potential of the music can be realised, enabling maximum enjoyment by the audience.
As a registered charity, the Phoenix Concert Band is committed to promoting wind band music within the community around Leeds, and is especially keen to encourage and support musicians of all ages. New members are invited to have an informal audition with Musical Director Keiron Anderson to ensure that technical skills meet the required Grade 6 minimum standard.
There are currently around 60 instrumentalists in the Phoenix Concert Band, who travel for weekly rehearsals in Leeds from all over West Yorkshire.
If you are interested in joining the band, please send the form below to check possible vacancies in the wind, brass or percussion sections.
We're a friendly bunch of musicians in the Phoenix Concert Band, with a good sense of fun. We're always willing to consider applications from new members, so do contact us if you would enjoy performing concert band music to a high standard and might like to join us.
See below for details of how to apply to join the Phoenix Concert Band