The program starts groups of beginners twice a year, in September and January, providing instruction in flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium (baritone), tuba, drums and percussion, violin, cello, piano, guitar and electric or acoustic bass.
It is directed by Paul Barrett, a retired music teacher and a professional musician from Truro who spent may years teaching in the public school system. Barrett is a trombonist, pianist and arranger and composer.
The first group started in September 2009 and the upcoming season will begin Thursday, Sept. 14, with an instrument demonstration and experimentation session upstairs at the Cochester Legion Stadium on Lorne Street at 3:30 p.m.
For more information email Paul Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 902-986-8444. Brochures are available at the Colchester East-Hants Library, Marigold Cultural Centre, and Mingo Music.