Bands & Wind Ensembles

Concert Bands and Brass Bands perform a wide variety of music including jazz, classical, modern, musicals, and many other forms. It is a great introduction to playing with others as all wind, brass, and percussion instruments get to feature.

Trafford Music Service proudly runs several bands

  • Junior Wind Band and Beginner Brass Band - Beginners to Grade 2
  • Intermediate Wind Band - Grade 2 to Grade 4
  • Concert Band - Grade 5 +

We also run a Flute Ensemble and a Recorder Ensemble!

Recorder Ensemble

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An ideal stepping stone into the world of ensembles with our new Recorder Ensemble

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Saturday 11:45 - 12:15pm
Level At least one term of Recorder and upwards+
Subscription Fee £42.00 per term
Instruments Recorder (Bring your own!)
Material Covered Broad range ! Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Musicals, and more...
Conductor Ellie Pickard

Flute Collective

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An ideal stepping stone into the world of ensembles with our new Flute collective

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Saturday 11:10 - 11:55am
Level Grade 1 +
Subscription Fee £42.00 per term
Instruments Flute (Bring your own!)
Material Covered Broad range ! Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Musicals, and more...
Conductor Laura McPheely

Junior Wind Band and Beginner Brass Band

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Aimed at any beginner wind, brass and percussion players. It is an ideal first stepping stone for wind/brass/percussion players in their musical journey. Everyone will be made to feel at home.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Thursday 4:30 - 5:30pm (Beginner Brass Band)
Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm (Junior Wind Band)
Level Beginner to Grade 2
Subscription Fee £42.00 per term per band
Instruments Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion (Junior Wind Band)
Brass and Percussion (Beginner Brass Band)
Material Covered Broad range ! Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Musicals, and more...
Conductors Alistair Gibson, Simon Fitton & Becky Jones

Intermediate Wind Band

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Intermediate Wind Band is a small step up from the Junior ensembles and allows our musicians to start playing some more challenging and interesting music. Membership is through invitation from another orchestra or pupils are welcome to come for a free taster session.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00pm
Level Grade 2 to Grade 5
Subscription Fee £70.00 per term per band
Instruments Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion
Material Covered Broad range ! Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Musicals, and more...
Conductor Alistair Gibson

Concert Band

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Concert Band includes all wind, brass & percussion and is suitable for players at Grade 5 and above. As it is our most senior band, an invitation to join or an audition is required to become a member of this band. The Concert Band performs a wide repertoire of music ranging from arrangements from popular shows and chart hits to classic concert band repertoire. It provides a stimulating and challenging ensemble experience for all players and undertakes many concert opportunities locally and further afield. There are over forty playing members and rehearsals take place on a Tuesday evening from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00pm
Level  Grade 5 and above
Subscription Fee £70.00 per term per band
Instruments Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion
Material Covered Broad range ! Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Musicals, and more...
Conductor Clive Gandee

Apply to join an ensemble now!

For more information please contact our Trafford Music Service office on 0161 911 8659/8660 or email music.service@trafford.gov.uk