Our Ensembles

Concert Bands

What's it all about?

We have three Concert bands: Junior Concert Band, Intermediate Concert Band, and Bury Youth Concert Band.

Concert Bands are made up of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion instruments. Concert Bands create a big, exciting sound when they play together, with lots of different colours and tones.
About our lessons

Junior Concert Band

Our most beginner group, having lots of fun making music together, learning about how to play together in an ensemble, making lots of noise and creating amazing sounds together. 

For most of our members they haven’t been playing very long and our teachers support them helping them to feel really confident.   

When? Saturday mornings, 10:55-12:10
Led by: Anna Shipton   

We tend to perform in at least two concerts a year and love to create online concerts for our You Tube channel! 

Intermediate Concert Band

This group is for our more advanced members, working on more challenging repertoire and improving ensemble skills

Here we prepare students to move up into our Youth Concert Band.  We still have lots of fun whilst working on more varied repertoire. 

When? Saturday mornings, 9:15-10:30 
Led by: Steve Sandiford 

We perform in at least two concerts a year. 

Bury Youth Concert Band

This is our most advanced Concert Band and the one we are working towards being ready for, throughout our musical journey. 

Bury Youth Concert Band play much more varied and challenging repertoire which really pushes our members to be the best musicians they can be. We get to perform at least three times a year and have had the opportunity to travel all over the country and overseas.  

Members are usually around grade 5 plus but the standard varies from year to year. We only move members up into this group when we feel they are ready for the challenges and have had enough experience of ensemble playing to feel confident and happy in the group.

When? Saturday mornings, 11:00-12:15
Conducted by: Mike Golding

How do I join?

It works just like a membership to any other group.

Our ensemble fee is £35 per term, which allows you to join as many ensembles as you like. Our experienced teaching staff are ready to help guide you along whichever path you choose.
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