Training Bands

Two training bands meet on a Friday evening.
There are separate groups for novices - those wishing to learn to play a brass instrument, and one for more experienced players who can play ensemble and easier group music.

The training bands are open to anyone of any age and all ages mix together to enjoy making music.

Originally formed as a junior band for under 18's, in 2021 group was restructured into the two groups.

The bands have performed at local concerts and also at local music festivals, winning several awards and commendations.
Training Band
Over the years, many members of the training band have gone onto playing either with the main band, or with other local bands.

Several past and current members have also gone onto progress other bands, such as Cornwall Youth Band, the National Childrens Brass Band of Great Britain and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. Some have also played with some of the worlds highest quality bands such as Brighouse & Rastrick, Grimethorpe and Black Dyke.
The training bands are run by volunteers who can teach basic skills and techniques, through to conducting the larger groups.
All of the volunteers follow the Brass Band England's BandSafe programme to everyone can enjoy playing an instrument in a safe environment


If you have always had a desire to learn a brass instrument, are returning to playing after time out, or just want to play for fun, the training bands meet on a Friday evening at 6.15pm until 7.15pm.

Band Safe