City’s young musicians join professionals to put on show

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Some of the city’s best young musicians will perform alongside the professionals to offer Sheffield people the chance to dance the night away at The Bannerdale Centre next month.

Dancin’ The Night away, at 7.30pm on Friday, July 12, will be a joint outing of the well known Sheffield Junction 33 Dance Band, and the most advanced youth big band in the region, The Sheffield Youth Big Band, conducted by Dave Joyce.

Junction 33 was formed in 2007 and comprises 12 professional Yorkshire- based musicians, some of whom also teach for the Sheffield Music Service.

The band specialises in the ‘dance band’ repertoire of the 1920s through to the early Glenn Miller swing era.

They also play hits from the 1950s to present day.

They have agreed to give their time to put on this evening to raise money for the Friends of the Sheffield Music Service.

The service supports the activities of members of the youth music bands and orchestras of Sheffield, by helping to provide finances for specialist instruments, and arranging workshops with professional musicians to inspire and motivate young players, and travel and tour expenses.

The Sheffield Youth Big Band, made up of 25 young people from 13 to 18 years, is run by Dave Joyce as part of the Sheffield Music Service.

n Tickets are £7.50 in advance and £10 on the door, or £2.50 for children under 18, from the Sheffield Shop in Ecclesall Road.