Training Band

Barnton Silver Band has been encouraging new players to learn brass instruments on and off for over 50 years. The Training Band feed the Main Band and perform in their own right.

It was just over 6 years ago that our former conductors Brian Lamb and Lynne Cordingley set up the current Training Band. The Training Band is now in the very capable hands of our Main Band Deputy MD Mike Lyons.

People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join the Training Band.  Even if you have no experience at all you can come along and learn with us.  For £3 subscription a week you will be provided with an instrument, tuition, music, and support. Who knows, you might be the next Brett Baker or Owen Farr!!

Age is no barrier to learning with us either. With some previous and current Training Band members proving you can begin to master a brass instrument at any age.

If you are interested in learning, contact us via email or talk to one of the band members when you see us out at a job.

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