Corps of Pipes, Flutes and Drums of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

November 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

The second section of the Ceremonial Unit. A marching band of about 20 members which plays a range of popular marches. The Corps attends the Annual Firefighters Memorial Service in London and the Remembrance Parades in Ypres, Belgium on November 11th each year. The musicians within the Corps are not only serving firefighters and support staff but also people with a musical background from the wider communities of Devon and Somerset. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 years who lives and works within the communities of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and wants to become part of our wider fire service family.

Website: http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/DevonFire/CeremonialUnit/The+Corps+of+Pipes+Flutes+and+Drums.htm
Contact: The Ceremonial Unit
Telephone: 01392 872 200
Email: band@dsfire.gov.uk
Location: Exeter and Plymouth

Kagemusha Taiko

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Established at the end of 1998, we promote taiko drumming in the UK. Based in Exeter, we have three different performing groups who have played nationally and internationally in a wide range of locations, from street and village festivals to major venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and even the Milan Fashion Show.

Kagemusha Junior Taiko has been running in Exeter since 1999. More than a group, it’s a youth taiko programme with members age 10-18 coming from schools within a 20 mile radius of the city. Admission is by audition, usually starting in September. Older players have joined the adult Kagemusha Taiko Group.

Website: http://www.kagemusha.com
Contact: Kagemusha Taiko
Telephone: 01392 494486
Address: P.O.Box 128, Exeter, EX4 6YT
Email: info@taiko.org.uk
Location: Exeter

Kagemusha Taiko

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Our mission is to enrich people’s lives through the experience of taiko drumming.

We create and perform exciting, original repertoire, forging a new style of taiko here in England.

Through our extensive training programmes for young people and adults, we will give taiko a national presence, while enhancing understanding between cultures through international artistic collaboration.

We run public courses and workshops as well as education programmes in schools. We provide teacher training to enable people to start their own taiko groups. We have adult and award-winning youth taiko groups who have performed nationally and internationally, including venues such as Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, besides local theatres such as the Corn Exchange, the Barnfield and the Exeter Northcott.

Website: http://www.taiko.org.uk/
Contact: Kagemusha Taiko
Telephone: 01392 494486
Address: P.O.Box 128, Exeter, EX4 6YT
Email: info@taiko.org.uk
Location: Exeter

UK Taiko Festival

October 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

The UK Taiko Festival takes place annually in Exeter. 16-18th July 2010 saw the 6th such event. The UK Taiko Festival attracts youth and adult groups from across the country to perform in outdoor spaces such as Northernhay Gardens and the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Professional groups come from the UK, Europe, USA and Japan to play in local theatres such as the Exeter Northcott and the Corn Exchange. The audiences are not only local people, but include taiko fans who travel from as far afield as Scotland, Holland, Belgium and Germany.
The UK Taiko Festival has its foundation in several guiding principles, including the growth of taiko in the UK, the provision of a performance platform for UK-based taiko groups of all ages and inspiration for new players by the participation of professional and/or international taiko artists.

Takes place: annually in July
Location: Exeter
Website: http://www.taikofestival.org.uk
Contact: Kagemusha Taiko
Telephone: 01392 494486
Address: P.O.Box 128, Exeter, EX4 6YT
Email: info@taiko.org.uk

Canter, Pete

October 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

Jazz saxophone player, saxophone tutor, workshop leader, composer, drummer.

I lead jazz bands from duo up to quintet suitable for all types of function. My jazz bands have appeared in major UK jazz festivals and I am well known on the UK jazz scene. I have released several albums. I compose and record original jazz music for small groups and was commissioned to write a jazz/classical suite for performance by a 10-piece band in the 2010 Exeter Vibraphonic Festival. I teach saxophone from beginners up to advanced specialising in jazz and also teach jazz improvisation and harmony to players of other frontline instruments who have good basic facility. I lead jazz workshops in schools and privately. I am also a jazz drummer available to play with local bands.

Contact: Pete Canter
Website: http://www.petecanter.com
Telephone: 07966 034 884
Address: Exeter, EX4 8LL
Email: lazybirdjazz@hotmail.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/petecanter
Location: Exeter

Ferris, Jim

October 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

Professional drumkit tuition in Exeter and Exmouth. See the website for full details.
I am also available to dep for / join, working function / rock / jazz* bands based in the Devon / East Somerset area.

* Not trad Jazz thanks.

Contact: Jim Ferris
Website: http://www.drumstyle.co.uk and http://futuredrumstars.co.uk
Telephone: 01395 275839
Address: Brodick House, 31 Hereford Close, Woodbury Park, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5QT
Email: jimferrisdrumstyle@yahoo.co.uk
Text only: 0790 7777 304
Location: Exmouth

Musicroom Exeter

August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Stocks a large selection of printed music for a range of instruments and genres, including educational and teaching resources from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Trinity Guildhall and Rockschool. Also stocks a range of guitars, drums, brass, woodwind, folk and classical stringed instruments. Offers an instrumental repair service and instore lessons for guitar, drums, flute and piano.

Website: http://www.musicroom.com/exeter
Contact: Simon Tremlett, Manager
Telephone: 01392 436258
Address: 154 Sidwell Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 6RT
Email: exeter@musicroom.com
Location: Exeter

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