Two Rivers members get together regularly to play in small ensembles.
There are currently active saxophone and woodwind groups. We have also experimented with a flute group a brass group and a small jazz band.
The "Aint Misbehavin' Saxophone Group" meets on Monday afternoons under the direction of woodwind teacher Catherine Embleton.
Our "Wednesday Woodwinds" group meets most Wednesday mornings. Some sessions are facilitated by a local professional clarinettist and other sessions are self directed.
The main aim is to have fun together exploring different repertoire from the music played by our larger bands.
Also by playing in smaller groups we improve our playing and listening skills which in turn improves the way we play in the larger bands.
Our small groups have performed at a number of smaller community events, schools and Care Homes.
The "Wednesday Woodwinds" played at Manor House on a wet and windy afternoon in August 2021
Some members of the Saxophone Group had a great time working with the Outside the Box Learning Disabilities Music Group in 2019, culminating in a joint performance of their song "Space Travel" at a Concert.
And in the run up to Christmas, groups of members brave the cold to go out Carol Busking for to raise money for the charities we support.