Jack Brymer in South Shields

from In the Orchestra, pages 4-5:

My first ensemble experience was in a tiny darkened room in the tram depot, sitting on a bench with about six other clarinet-blowing members of the DLI First Cadet Battalion Military Band - boys of all ages from nine to seventeen, of all sizes and shapes: a wonderful experience, and not only from the musical point of view. To the younger ones among us, with knees accustomed to exposure to sea-born gales, the touch of rough khaki was sheer torture, but at the same time thrilling and with the promise of manly things to come. There was also the testing of musical muscles in the inevitable …   more >>

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Jack Brymer, In the Orchestra (London, 1987), p. 4-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1417877595368 accessed: 27 January, 2023

location of experience: South Shields


Jack Brymer
Schoolteacher, Clarinetist, Musician

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Military Band

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 06 Dec 2014 14:53:15 +0000
Approved on Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:44:11 +0000