Name: Kevin Hale
Instrument: Bassoon & Tenor Saxophone
When did you join?
I originally joined the band in 1996 when it was then known as The Basildon Concert Band, and after 10 year break due to family illness, I re-joined for the second time in January 2016.
Why did you join Harmonie?
Having been a Musician in the Army for 24 years I was looking for a local band that would allow me to continue playing after the end of my service and the band fitted that.
What do you enjoy about being with Harmonie?
There are so many reasons why I enjoy being with Harmonie, but I think the top of the list has to be, the friendship and comradery, the music we play and the challenges it brings and the sense of achievement felt by all members at the end of a successful concert.
What has been your favourite experience with Harmonie?
I don’t have one single favourite experience I have a couple, the first one happened quite a number of years ago when I has in the band for the first time and it was when we spent a weekend making a CD and the second was last year when we performed in the Towngate Theatre, Basildon, for our 40th Anniversary Concert, where band members past and present came together for a very memorable concert.
What else would you like to say about being in Harmonie?
Harmonie is a very open band full of players of all standards and musical backgrounds, it is a true community band where all are welcome.