RHYL Silver Band’s recruiting push band has already borne fruit, but has still to reach its target.

The drive started last summer when the band was down to just four players, already it has been built up to 18, but more players are needed to reach its target of 27 musicians. Additionally here is a call for youngsters to join the training band before graduating to the main band.

Jamie Duncan, musical director and conductor, said: “The band has been in a rebuilding process since February 2019, when I took the post of Musical Director.

"When I took leadership there were 12 players but the numbers took a gradual dive to four at the end of July. So I suggested taking the summer off to try to recruit players. When we returned in September, we had grown to seven players, since then we’ve built the number up to 18.

“We achieved this growth mostly through contacting former members and encouraging them to rejoin. But our target for the main band is a line up of 27 players with a few reserves.

“In addition we have a training band for youngsters which we want to build. The idea is they will graduate to the main band and be the musicians of the future. In the training band they receive free tuition and free use of an instrument.”

He added: "This is a great place for potential players to come, make friends and make music.

“Currently we are particularly short of trombone, tuba and cornet players, but we welcome any sort of player.”

Anyone who wants to join either band should contact James on 07884 556196, or through Rhyl Silver Bands Facebook page or just turn up at a rehearsal which are held on Monday evenings in Elwy Road, Rhyl.

The band plays a wide variety of music ranging from the classics, through swing, and modern pop.