Why we cannot pay lip service to safeguarding

Safeguarding issues did not ‘go away’ by the exposure of the Saville cases  Today, the conversations in music are all about...

Tips on how music practice helps your mental health

Penned by Hari Trivedi. If you’re having to stay at home and self isolate, looking after your mental health can seem more difficult than...

No Bars – Hardback Book – Buy Now

The NO BARS book is now available to buy. A really insightful compilation of poetry, spoken word and rap all created by the prisoners at Leicester HMP

Level 4 Safeguarding Training in the arts – children aged 8-16

Safeguarding Training  Fully certified CDP If you or your organisation work with children or vulnerable adults, these courses will give...

Brass of the Saff

You can see a full summary of our live stats and more with this official report on our project. We are thrilled to have made such a huge...

Not for human consumption

DIY Theatre at HMP Leicester is a space where prisoners can express themselves through spoken word and narrative, perform to peers and...

The Beat of Time – New Walk Museum

The Beat of Time 16 - 20 Oct 2018 - New Walk Museum, Leicester Artists: Jonathan Reed, Julie Maxwell, Hari Trivedi, Thure Gade Johansen...

Mini Music

Run by Kim Jones who is one of our directors at D+B. We have always created projects that have team work, skill sharing, inclusivity and...

Talent Unlocked at HMP Leicester

This year’s highlight has been our involvement in  HMP Leicester’s “Talent Unlocked” arts festival. This highly ambitious project involved...

HMP Music Workshops Leicester

From September 2017 Amy and Julie of Drum and Brass will provide weekly performance arts sessions for inmates at HMP Leicester. This is...

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Why we cannot pay lip service to safeguarding

Safeguarding issues did not ‘go away’ by the exposure of the Saville cases  Today, the conversations in music are all about inclusion. For music-making to be inclusive it must be safe and welcoming for all those who would like to be involved. Therefore, this...

Tips on how music practice helps your mental health

Penned by Hari Trivedi. If you’re having to stay at home and self isolate, looking after your mental health can seem more difficult than usual, but it’s just as important as looking after your physical health during this COVID-19 outbreak. Here are some steps to take...

accessible by all who are interested in music 

Drum and Brass is a social enterprise and an arts organisation.

Our mission is to use the arts to bring communities together. We devise and manage projects and we work with a variety of partners and funders to achieve our aims. We collaborate with other arts groups to create new and unique works. Using all our creative skills and experience, we also arrange bespoke events in music, dance, performance and the visual arts. We can deliver workshops, parties and courses for individuals and groups.

bringing the brass community together

Brass of the Saff

In January 2019 we took delivery of our 60 instruments. Right away we took them to the band and gave them to our players. We now allow parents to join the band and learn and Sir Peter Soulsby, the Mayor had a go when he visited the band at our Band Camp. With our spare instruments we run taster sessions for other community groups.

exloring the world through sights, sounds and musical textures

Mini Music

Run by Kim Burley-Jones who is one of our directors at D+B. We have always created projects that have team work, skill sharing, inclusivity and creating a safe environment to express yourself and lead to working confidence in working independently.

As well as working with local communities in Leicester, D+B have worked with many organisations and individuals around the UK to collaborate and elevate their practices.

There are many opportunities to get involved with us to volunteer, partner up with projects or just have a nice chat about your own practice and how we can help. The whole team is very approachable and all have a range of skills that they can share with you.

unique things happen when people come together

Locally composed

We have always created projects that have team work, skill sharing, inclusivity and creating a safe environment to express yourself and lead to working confidence in working independently.

As well as working with local communities in Leicester, D+B have worked with many organisations and individuals around the UK to collaborate and elevate their practices.

There are many opportunities to get involved with us to volunteer, partner up with projects or just have a nice chat about your own practice and how we can help. The whole team is very approachable and all have a range of skills that they can share with you.

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