Louth Wind Orchestra Reviews

Louth Wind Orchestra Reviews

"I love playing in Louth Wind Orchestra! We get to play lots of different styles of pieces and everyone in the orchestra are always so friendly."

Below are reviews that have been submitted in regards to public performances as well as comments from members of the orchestra.

"I really enjoy playing in Louth Wind Orchestra because, apart from playing in a brass band whilst still in my teens, nearly all my wind playing has been in small groups. It is great to be part of a large unit again, playing the low parts on Baritone Sax and of course meeting other players. Also, we keep learning new music to play guided by David's baton and patience!"

"Having joined the Louth Wind Orchestra late - due to leaving another band - I was made to feel very welcome and I feel my playing has improved and will continue to do so with the right encouragement. Lovely band, lovely members and fantastic Musical Director!"

"I am not musical - nor is my other half - but it seems our son is! We felt we weren't able to support him enough to encourage his ability to grow and for him to not quit through lack connection with other musicians. Then a very dear friend of mine said: 'When you grew up you played in two bands: the mining brass band and the local orchestra!' I said: 'But don't you have to be really good to join those? At this rate my son will never get there!' She simply replied: 'No a lot will take on keen players that need a lot of support.... they would become his MUSICAL FAMILY' and you know, she is absolutely right! He now has two families! He shows up smiling, sits and listens, plays what he knows, asks for help, is offered guidance and is so inspired and happy, that I think he will be with them for many years to come. For me? I feel so honoured to be able to listen to the beautiful music this group of people create each week, and to know my son is a part of it even if only - at this time - a tiny part."

"We wanted to thank you for your amazing performance on our stage yesterday, you had lots of positive comments and helped us entertain many visitors both old and new to the town. Thank you again!"

"Considering this is an orchestra with different standards of talent, they certainly put on one hell of a show. I had the pleasure of seeing the group at the North Cotes Christmas concert and they were nothing less than brilliant. David obviously works hard with all the members of the band from the beginners to the most experienced."

"I love the way the experienced, able players mix happily with those finding their feet. David is both exacting and forgiving in rehearsals, improving our playing and getting the best out of us, gently and always with good humour. Great music, good company and plenty of gigging opportunities."

"Everyone gives you a warm welcome - even if you haven't played for a long time - and no audition is needed."

"David and his orchestra got up and gave a good performance at the Louth Christmas Fair, despite the weather being cold and damp. Put a smile on many faces."