“A huge thank you to the band for adding so much to Jim’s party for his 60th b’day. We had a marvellous evening on Saturday. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed your music, singing and company. When I went to Cams Mill on Sunday to say ‘Thank you’ the staff said that they had loved it – and their guests downstairs had commented on how very good you were.” September 2016
The Igloo Band has had a fantastic first year, rehearsing in earnest since January 2015. We are always on the look out for people who want to play for pleasure, and join a fun group. Please bring your sense of humour!
Acoustic guitarists looking for company, please give us a try. We are looking to recruit regular bass players and percussionists also. Please scroll down to read more about playing ukulele, guitar, bass, percussion or singing in the Igloo Band.
The band has performs regularly throughout the year at local festivals, charity and community events.
In that time, we have played at venues all over Hampshire, from open air concerts on Hayling Plaza, to Fernham Hall. Supporting a variety of charity and community events, the band provided music this year for Naomi House Open Day and Colour Run, Mount Folly Charity Festival, and even performed for Prince Charles and Timothy Knatchbull at the commissioning of the COPP Memorial this summer.
This band is good fun to be part of, and continues to develop our members’ musicianship at a pace appropriate to the individual. This is a great outlet to ‘learn on the job’ once you have covered the basic skills on your instrument, and a wonderful outlet for all that practice you have done to be able to play.
The Igloo Band meets two evenings a month to rehearse play a range of music, from rock, pop, reggae and folk to blues. We get people together to play music also at our monthly Igloo Jam Night, exclusive to Igloo members; band members get free entry to this also, with their membership.
Joining The Igloo Band
The Igloo Band brings people together from all walks of life, playing a variety of music across the ages. Our Band Members enjoy taking part in lots of (optional) performance opportunities, of note, our Annual Igloo Music Showcase which is open to all of our members, no matter how long they’ve been learning. We also be played at the Southampton Maritime Festival this summer and other local events.
Playing ukulele in the band..
When you hear or play a ukulele, you can’t help but smile, and as it is quick to learn compared to other musical instruments. The ukulele is a lovely, small, accessible and portable instrument, but you don’t get the sense of how powerful it is until you play it in a group. We are thrilled that so many people have discovered music through our ukulele groups – some people well in to retirement. If you have played the guitar before it helps, but the simplicity of this small instrument makes it accessible to all, whether you think you are musical or not. Before joining, you should think about some private lessons, taking the beginner ukulele course or training band sessions if you have not been playing for long. The friendly office team will be glad you advise you if you would like to get in touch.
Playing guitar in the band..
This band is ideal for people who had fiddled about at home, or had some private lessons and are looking for an outlet. Guitarists need to be happy to play open chords and a few barre chords (F and Bm mainly) and have some grasp of strumming to get the most out of this group. If you are a little rusty but think it’s not far out of your reach, then drop the team a line and we can arrange a couple of refresher private lessons for you to get you up to speed.
Singing in the band..
We currently have a vacancy for one adult singer in the band. You should have some grasp of basic vocal technique – think about taking the beginner singers’ course if you’re not sure – and be interested in learning to perform. An informal interview may be required to make sure the band is a suitable activity for you at this time. Contact us to discuss if you’d like to find out more, we’d be pleased to hear from you.
Playing bass or percussion in the band..
We are currently looking for 2 permanent percussionists and 2 permanent bass players to join the Igloo Band. If you’re interested in finding out more, please do let us know!
Town : Wickham
Venue : Igloo Studios
Times : Thursdays 8pm-9.30 twice a month (please check the calendar for dates)
Open to : Ages 18-80 (Children may attend half price with a fully participating adult)
Cost : Membership is £22 a month by Standing Order, includes the Igloo Jam Night
Dates: Please click here for dates