JOINING THE BAND
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?
- music is one of the few activities in life that utilises the entire brain
- research suggests that early music tuition improves a child's maths skills significantly
- trained musicians more efficiently switch from one mental task to another
- 20% of children learn to play music, 70% of adults wish they had
Want to know more?
BYMB meet most Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm till 8.45pm at Howe
Croft Community Centre in Turnbull Lane which is off Holloway Ave.
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.
If you are interested in joining the Band please send an email to email@example.com. Go on, give us a try!