The Melody Makers Brass Band
This community brass group was set up during lockdown after local bands agreed there were few younger players coming into local bands.
We began online and then moved to the Tebay Methodist Church. Partnerships with the community choir and Kirkby Stephen Silver Band have seen this young band perform at Christmas concerts and choir performances.
One of our highlights was playing for Jilly Jarman’s “Brass drums Trains”
“I like learning music and seeing my friends and making new ones”
The Melody Makers Brass Band started in lockdown in 2021. It is an inclusive brass group for players of all abilities and runs after school during term times at Tebay Methodist Church.
What makes Melody Makers inclusive?
– Specialised and ongoing facilitator training
– Regular community consultation
– Local partnerships
– Costs spread over the year – £16/month and concessions available
All equipment is provided and the group is run by D+B director Julie Hoggarth. Julie is a trustee of Brass Bands England, chairs its equality, diversity and inclusion working group.
Hear Julie and players talk about the band, its ethos and its activities in our Sounds of … podcast.
Melody Makers is supported by the Cumbria Community Foundation. It is part of the Brass in Eden project, supported by the Eden District Council (now Westmorland and Furness) and is a member of Brass Bands England. It is also a founder member of #CumbriaBrass
The Melody Makers Beginner Brass Band meets at the Tebay Methodist Church, Woodend Cottages, Tebay CA10 3XB
Times and days
Tuesday 3.30 – 5.00 pm
Contact Julie on 07866 378392 for more details