Olney Brass Education Programme for Beginner Brass Players

Olney Brass Band has an active education programme starting with complete beginners up to and including transition to the Senior Band. Learners come mainly from local primary schools although we do welcome interest from others areas that may not have their own local brass band. Beginners are taught by band members who have a teaching background and are fully DBS-checked. Lessons are FREE and the only cost is a one-off £20 fee to hire an instrument which they can keep for as long as they reman a member of the Band. (Remissions are available upon request).

After about 1 year of learning in a large group and depending on progress made, players are invited to join the Development Band. This Band play an active part in the whole music profile of the Olney Brass, playing in concerts and also local festivals and fairs. When players have made enough progress they are invited to become ‘part-time’ members of the Senior Band where they will be invited to play in concerts. Over time the membership may result in full-time membership of the Senior Band.

Lessons take place on a Tuesday evening at Ousedale Secondary School, Olney Campus.  To express an interest in starting lessons please email us at info@olneybrass.co.uk. Do note that regular practise and attendance at rehearsals is expected.




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