Denton Brass
Training Band

Rehearsal Location :Denton St John Ambulance, Taylor Lane, Denton, Manchester M34 3NG

Rehearsal Time : Every Wednesday night between 7 pm and 8:15 pm

Fact: Learning to play a brass instrument is not easy and takes time and patience

So why bother ???

Traditionally the UK has a very strong tradition of producing some of the top brass bands in the world, such as The Fodens band and The Black Dyke Band. Learning to play brass opens access to instruments of a wide variety from a small cornet to a large tuba. In addition to being able to play in a brass band, players can also choose to play a variety of musical styles such as orchestral, jazz, swing and big band music amongst others. Musical abitility is also examined at GCSE and A-Level, and a good musical grounding can make these examinations considerably easier.

The Denton Brass Training Band is an environment for new players to learn music. We have a mixed “Family” group of musicians at the moment of different ages, (6-75) and abilities

We welcome anyone who has the inclination to play a brass instrument from the ages of 6 at any level, to come along and have a go!

Main features of the band include:

For a membership of 2.50 per week you can learn how to play music.
Our team of tutors will guide you through playing a brass instrument free of charge.
Lessons focus on the basics of music, theory, performance and ensemble playing.
We also have 4 Denton Brass Music Stages, (with certificates) to work towards, so that the musician has a basic grounding in playing a brass instrument. This allows the individual to then have the basics to progress to Associated Board Grades.
The Training Band work towards performing concerts throughout the year providing players with the experience of playing to the public.
In time as your ability improves you will be given the opportunity to play in the senior band and be welcomed into the world of banding!!!

For additional information feel free to contact the band through the Contact us page, or contact Gordon Griffiths direct on 07941 317484

The band has a Child protection policy and Senior tutors have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks).