From the SNYSB+ Website
The Band is a mixed ability band currently with over 100 members, aged between eight and twenty three. Some have no Associated Board examination successes while others have passed Grade Eight. Joining this Band is much more than just coming along and playing on a Tuesday evening. It is about like minded young people getting together to play and enjoy their music in an atmosphere of friendship and to spread that enjoyment to the listening audience in concerts.
The Band motto is ‘Music Is Fun’. In an attempt to ensure this there are two basic rules for entry to the Band. Firstly, the Band will never turn away a prospective member. This often leads to having a huge number of players in any section and a shortage in other areas. Secondly, no prospective member is required to audition to join and no minimum standard is required. New and inexperienced players are told to play any note in the bar that they can and to follow their neighbour. Some of the current Section Leaders and Soloists started in this way.