Build your school band in just 5 weeks

with Drum and Brass's BAND! team
Young people lie on the floor holding brass mouthpieces as music leader explains how to blow effectively

What if …

your school had its own brass band with links to the local band?

What would that mean for the music opportunities for your young people?

BAND! is a 5-10-week programme delivered by the  BAND! team of skilled and experienced facilitators who focus on inclusive practice and creating safe and welcoming environments for music-making.


Your young people prepare for a performance in the same way they would in a band, with support from their peers and from experienced players. Along with practical skills, the programme includes music reading and counting skills to complement your music curriculum.


Any player completing this course will have all the skills they need to join their nearest training band – for details on where yours is, check out our Cumbria Brass page!

“Classes 3 and 4  achieved so much in a short session and sounded great playing together as a band.”

Taster delivered at Orton Primary School in March 2023

Emma Pomfret

Head Teacher, Orton CE Primary School

The important stuff

Drum and Brass teams are made up of qualified primary/secondary and music service teachers who are committed to providing musical instrument experiences that are fun and engaging but that also encourage young people to access the music making opportunities which brass bands offer in our community. We hold enhanced DBS certificates and train in safeguarding with Brass Bands England’s level 3-equivalent programme. We also specialise in improving SEND provision in our community groups.

Our aim is to break down the barriers (often considerable) to group music-making