The Phoenix Concert Band
About the Band <
The Phoenix Concert Band is based in Radlett, Hertfordshire, and was formed specifically to give brass, woodwind and percussion players the opportunity to perform wind band music to a high standard.
When a player comes to the band, we are looking for someone who can read and understand the music on the page, with due regard to phrasing, dynamics and so on. We have regular sectional rehearsals to keep us all on our toes.
Our concert repertoire frequently includes film music, songs from the shows, classical transcriptions and marches, but also features contemporary concert band music from composers such as Edward Gregson, Alfred Reed, Philip Sparke, Nigel Clarke and Martin Ellerby.
Through our activities we aim to make a significant contribution to the local community and our concerts are often in aid of a community group or charity.
Musical direction is overseen by Chris McGinity, a local music school director, who has many years of concert band experience. He is assisted by Ian Rogers as assistant musical director and other members of the band also lead sectional rehearsals.