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Latest News

Drum and Brass has grown fast over the last year and we have had to work hard to ensure this growth is sustainable. First and foremost, we have been working with VAL to develop our policies. We work with vulnerable people and their safety is a top priority. Our Safeguarding policy is therefore updated annually and our members are required to carry up-to-date CRB checks and are required to read our policies carefully. We have also updated our Finance policy to meet the greater levels of funding we now handle and we have a volunteer pack for those lovely people who work with us on our projects. So, safe to continue.... and our projects? Read on:

Brass Monkeys – Mini Music

Firstly, welcome to the D&B family Kim Jones and Popi Charitaki! Popi and Kim are running under 5s music sessions at St Matthews House and Manor House. Our unique approach uses live instruments, sensory play and singing to promote bonding and child development.  This...

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 2 months of weekly ‘pop up’ performances and a two week festival ‘proper’. Drum and Brass arranged for 9 artists to perform at...

Everyday Arts at Woodgate Leicester

Thursdays 10 – 12 am               £3 per session (concessions apply) Woodgate Resources Centre, 36 Woodgate, LE3 5GE 0116 2530717 A varied programme of practical workshops and guidance Music and song writing, Spoken word and poetry, Visual art techniques, Performance...

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 part of a national recognition of the value of the arts in rehabilitation. It follows our successful pilot at HMP Glen Parva.

Brass Monkeys – Mini Music on the road

Early years music sessions with instruments, song and sensory play. Devised by qualified music therapist and delivered by specialist arts leaders Amy Stirk and Kim Jones.

Southfields Concert Brass Training Band

Southfields Concert Brass Band is working with Leicestershire Schools Music Hub and Drum and Brass CIC to develop talented young brass players in the city. Rehearse Thursdays, 7.30 to 8.15 pm St Hughes Church, Sturdee Rd, Eyres Monsell LE2 9BU Coaching and grade...

EMC2 Festival DMU, The Venue

Julie Maxwell joined leading experimental performers and composers at DMU for the first Experimental Music Catalogue festival. Featuring original, new and established works from the Experimental Music Catalogue this was an opportunity to take a fresh look at modern...

Stabat Mater The City of Leicester Singers

1st April 2017, 7:30pm, St James the Greater, London Road Karl Jenkins - Stabat Mater Featuring Hari Trivedi on tabla Karl Jenkins’ work lends itself to artistic adventure and this performance effectively showcased the choir, the organ, the tabla and the contralto...

Events and music courses

Oakland School Julie ran a three-day project with 60 children to create a Queen’s Jubilee Fanfare on brass instruments. 12 children performed the fanfare in a parade around the school with its very own ‘Queen’. For a recording of part of the project, [button...

Working with the community – HM Prison Glen Parva

Music residency at HM Prison Glen Parva Drum and Brass did a residency at HM Prison Glen Parva between April 2016 and April 21017. Supported by Your Shire we worked with young offenders on group music-making. We helped prisoners create, perform and record original...