As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, bands up and down the country are starting to return to rehearsals. We've been catching up with some of our member bands to see what they've been up to.

The 1st Ibstock Scouts returned to rehearsals on the 12th of April. They are currently rehearsing outdoors to ensure that all their members are safe and socially distancing!

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

1st Ibstock Scouts returning to rehearsal
13th City of Coventry returning to rehearsal

The 13th Coventry Scout Band have been holding regular Zoom practices for some time, however on the 13th of April they were finally able to meet up in person again! Coventry are using PPE such as bell covers for brass instruments, and limiting the number of participants, to ensure that they can rehearse indoors safely.

For more information, check out their website

Burgess Hill Marching Youth have been counting down the days until they are allowed to rehearse in person again - that day came on the 22nd April! Rehearsing in small groups outside and maintaining covid-safe measures (social distancing, face masks and temperature checks), we're sure their members had a blast!

Find out more information on their website.

Concord returning to rehearsal

Returning to rehearsal on the 17th April, Sheffield-based Concord AllStars are back rehearsing in limited-sized groups indoors. They've also been able to present their certificates from our I&E competition in November - it was worth the wait!

For more information, check out their website

Lanesfield BB/GB are holding their rehearsals over multiple nights a week in order to split the sections and maintain social distancing - the guard and brass sections returned to rehearsals outdoors on the 31st March and 1st April, and the percussion section returned to rehearsals indoors on the 14th April. Lanesfield have also taken this opportunity to present the certificates earned by their members in last November's I&E competition.

Find out more information on their website.

Lanesfield returning to rehearsal
Liberty returning to rehearsal

Based in Northampton, Liberty have been pretty consistent with their rehearsals throughout the pandemic. As a youth service they have been allowed to meet up face to face and continue to work on their show and allow the young people of their band to have a good time! Liberty are looking forward to performing for you all when it is safe to do so.

For more information, check out their website

Revolution, based in Queensbury, haven't had the best of luck when it comes to rehearsals. They had to cancel their first rehearsal back (11th April) as it was snowing(!!) and so were only able to return to rehearsal on the 25th. They did however have lots of smiling faces afterwards and members happy to be back.

For more information, check out their website.

Revolution returning to rehearsal
Stafford Brigades returning to rehearsal

Stafford Brigades returned to rehearsal on Monday 19th April and even managed to have a new member join them! Whilst they had been holding virtual rehearsals over the lockdown, it was great to see everyone in person for the first time in a while and they can't wait for the next rehearsal!

For more information, check out their Facebook page

The banding world seems to slowly be turning a corner now and coming back to life. We are excited to see what our member bands have gotten up to over lockdown and can't wait to hear them all perform, but first and foremost we hope they stay safe in their return to rehearsals.