Samba is infectious, Samba creates atmosphere, Samba is noisy and exciting, and you can catch the groove on a five week course starting in March which will lead to public performances during the spring and summer.
There are 15 places on the beginners’ course devised by Swindon Samba leader and professional drum and percussion tutor Luke Winton. To get newcomers up to speed as quickly as possible the sessions will include samba basics including technique and rhythm patterns, the grooves and breaks, plus the leader’s signals that orchestrate every performance.
The course at £35 is open to anyone, regardless of experience, aged 14 or over and runs from Tuesday 15 March to 12 April, 7.30pm to 9pm at Isambard Community School.
Course participants will then be invited to the band’s regular Wednesday practise on 20 April before playing a gig together, which rumour has it might include a Brazilian style royal wedding celebration.
Places are booking on a ‘first come first served basis’ upon payment of a £15 deposit. See details at www.swindon-samba.co.uk, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call chairperson Jo Beal on 07966 431467.