"I'm a complete beginner to music and often thought that I'd learn to play an instrument. After retiring in June and attending the PNHB Information Day I was encouraged to give my longtime ambition to play the flute a try. I'm still very much a beginner and expect to be for some time, but the Green Band members have been incredible and encouraging. Slowly but surely I'm improving with help from Christine, our very patient and talented flute sectional teacher. Mark Hiscox, our very witty and knowledgeable bandleader, makes band practice great fun." — Eileen Nolan - Green band 2015-16

"I started on percussion this season in Green Band, and the learning curve is very challenging as I am focusing on vibes and bells (mallet percussion). But it is exhilarating to experience the integration of these instruments into band music. And, it is so social and fun! _Tom Bell - Green Band 2016-17

"Jim and I have felt totally welcome in the Green band. These are our first instruments and we're thoroughly enjoying the experience. Even the members in the other band levels have been encouraging. We love the leadership and camaraderie. And, our bandleaders are so patient!" –Jim and Vedra Hill - Green Band 2016-17

"I was thrilled to see the ad in the paper inviting people to an information session to join PNHB with a mention that no musical experience was required! That was me! My husband and I joined Green Band. We are learning to play an instrument and to read music under the guidance of skilled coaches who have a wonderful sense of humour. We have reunited with some old friends, met new friends and have enjoyed some fun/yummy potlucks." Mary Chesher - Green Band 2016-17

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