A lot of people actually asked, why set up a horn club? There are so many community bands and orchestras that people can join and make music. Yes, there are many groups out there looking for players. A quick glance on The Band Post would show at least 12 community bands and orchestra, as well as 24 independent groups.
Interestingly, a number of existing community bands/orchestras or independent groups do reject new members due to various reasons. One of the more commonly cited reason is due to lack of proficiency in playing. Some of these groups would have preference to engage ‘snipers’ to perform for them. As a result, you do see a similar group of musicians performing everywhere for different groups. There is nothing wrong with this practice, as it meets the performance needs of both the groups and individuals.
It has been observed, there are a significant number of music enthusiasts (horn players included) whom find it difficult to integrate into existing community bands/orchestras or independent groups. With the emergence of ensemble groups in Singapore, there is definitely room for a horn club that targets working adults horn enthusiasts whom are not full time musicians or doing music related work. It is with meeting the musical needs of horn enthusiasts, that Bishan North Horn Club is founded. It will provide an all-inclusive and encouraging (no stress) platform for horn players of any proficiency level to gather, learn, develop and perform.
Yes, you only need to have a horn (any working horn, single, double, triple, descant, etc..), have the experience of producing a sound on the horn, 18 years old and above, and willing to commit to bi-weekly meet ups.
At the end of the day, we just hope to encourage people to keep tooting their horns for as long as they can, and that is all that matters.
We will be starting our 1st meet up in Jan 2018, looking forward.