Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 7:45 pm during school terms
Keystone Hall, Civic Centre, Croydon.
The Croydon Concert Band was originally founded in 1988 as a training band for younger musicians who would eventually continue on to join the Croydon Brass Band or Croydon Wind Symphony. It has had several names over the years including the Croydon Concert Band, Croydon Variety Band and Croydon Junior Band, but it has now reverted to the original title.
The band currently caters for young musicians between the ages of eight and fifteen who are just beginning their instrumental tuition and learning to play in an ensemble. These young musicians are assisted by more experienced musicians from the Croydon Brass Band and Croydon Wind Symphony as they learn their craft.
Andrea Crompton was appointed Musical Director of the Croydon Concert Band in August 2002. Andrea is a talented musician who has played with the Croydon Wind Symphony since 1997. Her love of music led her to pursue a studies in Music Therapy and she graduated with a degree with honours in that discipline from the University of Melbourne in 1999. She now runs her own Music Therapy Consultancy.
Andrea has also been an active member of the Croydon Parish Players and took part in performances of Oliver and Bye Bye Birdie. In 2001, she was the Musical Director of the Players production of The Mikado and the 2004 production of Guys and Dolls.