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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 DBS 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:

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

19th September 2020 - 9:30 - 16:30 GMT Fully certified CDP Limited spaces available Advanced online interactive training tailored for named safeguarding officers in organisations working with children in challenging circumstances. Level 3 Safeguarding is a requirement...

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 impact! Thank you all for your support.   Follow us on Facebook facebook In January 2019 we took delivery of our 60...

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 and Miranda Booth We at Drum and Brass have been creating some amazing soundscapes at the New Walk Museum. This consists of working...

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 creating a safe environment to express yourself and lead to working confidence in working independently.Successfully run by Kim...

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...

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...