Colne Endeavour is a charity run organisation and a true community band, who welcomes anyone to come along and play and learn an instrument.
Colne Endeavour Music Club was formed in 1972 primarily for the disabled or those with special needs. After branching off from the Colne Endeavour Music Trust (formed in 1960 by Bert Lyons), the Colne Endeavour Band evolved, including wind, brass, string and percussive instruments.
Any level of ability is welcome. Any age welcome too. If you have a disability which you may feel has prevented you from learning or playing, then take up the challenge and come along to our rehearsals.
We provide one to one tuition, group and band practice. We rehearse at St. Helena Secondary School, Sheepen Road, Colchester every Friday, from 7.00pm - 9:00pm. No need to book, just turn up - you will be warmly welcomed.
Currently, we perform at churches, residential homes, day centres, garden parties, fetes and BBQ's.
Our annual carol service is at St. Botolph's Church, Colchester, which sees people from all over Essex join us. We also perform at the Headgate Theatre and feature in their upcoming concerts programme.
All that we do is free of charge. All that we ask is that you have an interest in, and an enthusiasm for, music!