Over 8 years old
Available on Wednesday evenings?
Do you want to
Make friends for life
Learn a skill
Travel in the UK and Europe
Play great music
Perform in concerts, parades, carnivals and displays
Yes - then BYMB is for you. Your first month is free and after that there is a joining fee of £20 and an economic membership subscription of £10 per month.
So why should young people learn to play an instrument?
Want to know more?
BYMB meet most Wednesday evenings at the Army Reserve Centre in Wallisdown Rd between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
We have an open door policy. We are always recruiting new members are you are welcome to come to any rehearsal and find out more.
A safe meeting place, instruments, music, uniform, training and the performance schedule are provided.
Members in our band develop their skills playing an instrument in a friendly, modern, fun and supportive environment.
As a wind band we have the full range of brass and woodwind instruments, drums, tuned percussion and bugles.
We play a very wide range of music, suitable for any occasion.
There is no minimum standard required to join. All standards and abilities are welcome. For younger members who may be new to music or playing an instrument we aim to teach you everything you need to know. We ask that you practice regularly at home as this is key to progress.
We will encourage you to take up professional music tuition and will support you with this.
In addition to music we also value and promote important life skills such as commitment, teamwork, respect, determination, confidence, honesty, responsibility, self-discipline and leadership. Everyone works together to flourish as a Band.
In BYMB it's not all marching - far from it - as we hold our own concerts as well as playing in concert style for various other events.
Our young people are at the heart of everything we do.
Our leaders have up to 30 years experience in running and playing in Youth Bands. They are trained in Leadership, Youth Work, Safeguarding and First Aid.
Adult membership (18+) is for suitably experienced musicians and is subject to a role being available, references and a safeguarding check. Adult members help the younger members to develop their music making skills.
During the last year three of our members have been accepted into the UK Armed Forces. One is with the Corps of Army Music as a Musician and two are with the Royal Marines Band Service as Drummer Buglers. All are currently undergoing basic military training or are studying at their respective Military Schools of Music. Join BYMB and we can help you turn a hobby into a professional secure musica career with the UK's top bands.
If you are interested in joining the Band please send an email to email@example.com. Go on, give us a try. Join our Team.