Come & play in a band

All Trafford students are welcome – whether you have lessons through Trafford Music Service or not, you’ll be very welcome to come and try one of our many 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.  This is a great time for young people to socialise and meet other students from other schools who play their instrument.

Trafford Music Service runs several bands

Junior Wind Band – Beginners upwards

Beginner Brass Band – Beginners to Grade 2

Intermediate Wind Band – Grade 3 to Grade 5

Concert Band – Grade 5 +

Junior Wind Band & Beginner Brass Band 

Junior Wind Band and Beginner Brass Band welcome wind and brass players of all standards, even if you have just played your instrument for half a term.  Come along and find out how exciting playing as part of an ensemble is. Both ensembles offer a wide range of music from film, pop, rock and classical – something for everyone.  There is no need to worry – each part is written by our talented teachers – to match the player’s ability.  There’s also a tuck shop – we suggest no more than £1.  Come and give it a go!  Plus we have regular concerts in very prestigious venues. 

Beginner Brass Band

Time: Thursdays, term time – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Venue: Claremont Centre, Sale 

Junior Wind Band

Time: Thursdays, term time – 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Claremont Centre, Sale 

Intermediate Wind Band and Concert Band

Held on Tuesday nights our Intermediate Wind Band and Concert Band perform at a higher standard and play both traditional and contemporary music.  Membership to the bands are by informal audition – but don’t let it put you off – our highly experienced staff will put you at ease and offer support and guidance at your audition. To give you an idea of standard we expect a standard of Grade 3 – 5 for the Intermediate Wind Band and Grade 5+ for the Concert Band.  There’s also a tuck shop – we suggest no more than £1.  Come and give it a go!  And like all Trafford Music Service ensembles, we have regular concerts in very prestigious venues. 

Intermediate Wind Band

Time: Tuesdays, term time, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Claremont Centre, Sale

Concert Band

Time: Tuesdays, term time, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Claremont Centre, Sale

How to Join A Band

Register for band membership here: https://www.traffordmusicservice.co.uk/register/

If you are new to Trafford Music Service, start by selecting ‘New Student’.