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Alan Norris Big Band
Big Band rehearsal every Tuesday at St Peters Hall.
For more information contact Brian Chadwick 01354 740129.

Jazzmin Dixieland Jazz Band
People of pension age who play traditional jazz and perform for old folks homes, schools and functions. Weekly meetings - email for information.
John Pembery. Email: Website: www.pembery.co.uk

Backroom Acoustic Music Club
New club starting in Ramsey on November 8th 2007
A monthly acoustic music session meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month
"Open Stage" session - all styles and abilities encouraged. Whether you sing or play an instrument - whatever your style - you will be made to feel welcome, as will non-performing members of the audience. No need to book a slot - just come along - we will get round to everyone.
Free entry to performers and audience alike.
Venue: Jolly Sailor, 43 Great Whyte, Ramsey, Cambs
Time: 8pm to 11pm

Chatteris Music Society
Arrange concerts (evening or Sunday tea) for soloists, duos, bands, choirs, chamber orchestras in local venues. Also travel by coach to concert halls and theatres to keep in touch with a wider range of music.
Joan Deller, telephone 01354 693279 or email:

Chatteris Town Band
Brass band open to anybody aged from 8 - 98 years. No experience needed as we can teach and instruments are provided free.
Tricia Davis, tel: 01354 650002. Email:

The Clarkson Singers
Mixed four-part choral singing, with a wide repertoire. Membership open to adults. Meetings are term time on Tuesdays from 7.30 - 9.00pm at the URC Sunday School Room, Sugar Tub Lane, Union Place, Wisbech. Website: www.choirsites.co.uk/Clarkson.
The Secretary, tel: 01945 870739.

DoUDigIt Jammin Sessions,
March Town Hall. Come and jam with our experienced musicians. Every other Thursday starting June 17th, 6.30pm–8pm. Ages 9+, all levels of experience welcome. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours. £2.00 per session.

DoUDigIt Newbie Sessions,
Would you like to play guitar, keyboards or drums and don’t have access to the instruments. Come along and learn to play with our experienced musicians the second Thursday of every month, starting June 10th. £2.00 a session

Fenjazz / Fenland Jazz Club
Local group playing standard and classical jazz at the Oliver Cromwell 1st Sunday of every
month. 7.30–10pm, FREE. Guest players and singers welcome.
IFor more information contact Brian Chadwick 01354 740129

Voluntary organisers of an annual 2-day music festival for local bands. Monthly meetings are held in Wisbech.
Ian Gray, tel: 07765 020227. Email: Website: www.fenmuse.co.uk

Happy Jazz
This little traditional jazz band gracefully plays foot-tapping melodies for parties, fetes, weddings, concerts, etc. Enquiries welcome from musicians and event organisers.
Ivan Huke. Email:

Honest John Folk Club
Listen, sing, or play at the Honest John Public House, South Park Street, Chatteris on the third Monday of each month.
Keith Cheale, tel 01354 652868. Email:

Manea Silver Band
Non-contesting band playing at local events and concerts. Band skills teaching available to any age group.
Mr S W King, tel: 01354 680610

March Brass 2000
Brass Band for all ages. Learner classes and all types of brass instruments for anyone wishing to learn to play. Meetings held at the Roman Catholic Church Hall, St Johns Road, March on Mondays from 7.00 - 9.00pm. (Learners classes from 5.45 - 6.45pm).
Deb Watts, tel: 01354 655429.

March Concert Singers
Meet every Tuesday 7.30pm at St Peter's Church, March. All singers welcome, but especially tenors and basses.
Heather Hewitt, tel: 01354 654783

March Folk Club
At the British Legion on the 3rd Wednesday in the month.

Sandra & Martin's No-Smoking Folking
A no-smoking folk club, all singers, musicians and listeners are most welcome. Meetings are on second Friday monthly (not July & August) at St Andrew's Hall, Parkinson's Lane, Whittlesey. Free entry and buffet.
Sandra & Martin Green, tel: 01733 206627.

Singers Inspired
Downham Market’s Community Choir, Singers Inspired, meets term-time on Thursdays at the Methodist Church Hall in Paradise Road, Downham Market. The choir is secular and sings songs from all cultures, countries and times - from African Lullabies through Gregorian Chant via Van Morrison and Georgian folk music! New members are always welcome. No prior musical knowledge is expected, just a love of singing and natural enthusiasm! Subs are reasonably priced with concessions available for those on low income.
Bright New Start for Local Choir, Singers Inspired in 2008
The new term begins early this year for Singers Inspired with their new guest musical director, Mary Lovett. Mary will be bringing her talent and a wide repertoire of songs to brighten the long grey days in January.
Mary will be leading Downham Market¹s community choir every Thurdsay until half term, when she will be followed by Jane Wells. Both women are talented local musicians, singers and choir leaders.
If you¹d like to come along and join in, the choir meet The Methodist Church Paradise Road. Downham Market Norfolk, from 7.15 ­ 9.15 pm on Thursday evenings. Beginning Thursday 3rd January 2008.
No previous singing experience is required and you won¹t be expected to take an audition. Current subs are £4.20 and £2.10 per week.
For further details ring Sue on 01366 388442 or take a look at our website www.singersinspired.co.uk

Upwell Gilbert & Sullivan Society
The group performs one operetta each year plus other songs, choir music, Christmas songs, etc. It is open to people of any age with or without experience, as long as they enjoy singing and acting! Meetings are at 7.30pm Tuesdays, at Upwell C of E Church.
Martin Wells, tel: 01354 741488, email:

Upwell Jazz Club
Jazz Club featuring local players performing for local people interested in live jazz. Sunday lunchtimes once a month at Three Holes Village Hall.
Nigel Smith, tel: 01945 773121 (eve) 01353 863555 (day).
Email: Website: www.upwelljazzclub.co.uk

WAODS (Wisbech Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society)
Please see their listing under 'Drama'.

Wisbech Acoustic Music Club
Musicians and singers of all ages are welcome to participate or listen.
Monthly meetings (free entry) 8.00 - 11.00pm on 4th Tuesday at The Angel Inn, Alexandra Road, Wisbech
Colin Britt, tel: 07730 814013,

Wisbech Jazz Club
The club, which features live Traditional Jazz performed by The Wississippi Jazzmen will be using Elme Hall as their temporary home (normally held at The Stable Bar, Westfield's
Guest House). Performances will be held at Elme Hall Hotel at 8 pm every 3rd Thursday of the
month. Admission is free.
For any enquiries about the Jazz Club please telephone Bob on 01945 450487.

Wisbech Music Society
Four performances are arranged each year, at various Wisbech venues, of classical music by international artists.
Roger Powell  tel: 01945 585073 email:





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