The Band of The Parachute Regiment based at Merville Barracks Colchester opened their band room to welcome Tendring Brass Academy students and staff for a morning of music training on Saturday 13th May 2017.


We all benefited from sitting alongside the musicians and being guided by their excellent MD. A lot was learnt such as respect, posture, being attentive, sight reading, dynamic contrasts and other musical qualities.


A very positive experience for all, to be repeated in the future.


Following the training we headed to Colchester Castle Park for a picnic and games rounders and cricket.

Then came Jump Street. Many of us with older bones and bodies opted out of this but those that took part had a great time and came off very red in the face.

A brilliant day of Music Fun and Friendship.