Youth Band

Middleton youth and training bands are a community organisation for young people aged 7 upwards from the Middleton and surrounding areas. We offer everything a young person needs to learn to play a brass instrument in a fun and safe environment.
The youth bands have an interesting and varied calendar of events from charity events, summer fairs and formal concerts to tours further afield – see our calendar.
The youth bands are supported by the ‘senior’ Middleton band who provide tutors and many opportunities for our young musicians to gain experience playing alongside the senior band at a higher level and eventually progress into the senior band full time.

Remembrance 2018

Remembrance 2018

The band have been busy over the remembrance weekend assisting in various remembrance events in the area. Newton Heath Peace Garden Service The first event was a service at Newton Heath Peace Garden on Friday 9th November where one of our talented...
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Training Band become Brass Fest Champions!

Training Band become Brass Fest Champions!

Middleton youth and training bands recently entered the inaugural Brass Fest UK entertainment contest. This was a unique contest in that it was an online contest. Each band had to record and submit a 20-minute programme of music which was...
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National Champions 2018

National Champions 2018

Middleton Band is absolutely delighted to be crowned 2018 2nd Section National Champions at the recent National Finals Brass band Contest held at the Centaur, Cheltenham. The band qualified to play at the national competition in February 2018 when they...
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Youth Solo Contest

Youth Solo Contest

Soloists Middleton youth and training bands held their first ever solo contest on Saturday 8th September. The contest was exceptionally well attended by members of both bands with young musicians aged 6 - 17 eager to demonstrate their constantly improving...
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Christmas With The Houghton Weavers 2018

Christmas With The Houghton Weavers 2018

    Join us on Saturday 15th December at St Michael's, Middleton for an evening of folk and festive favourites! Doors open at 7 pm and refreshments will be served prior to the entertainments starting at 8 pm. The evening...
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Training band & Beginners lessons

Our training band has vacancies which would suit any young person who has recently begun to play a brass instrument. We also have the facility to teach complete beginners too, our next new intake will be in January 2019.  As with our established youth band, there will be no charges for this service and absolutely no catches.

Training band rehearses on a Monday night 5.45- 6.45pm and the first Saturday of the month, 10.00am- 11.00am
We are accepting expressions of interest for the next cohort of new beginners to start on 7th January 2019. To register interest for either a complete beginner or for a child who has already started to play elsewhere, please email our youth band manager Louise middbandwebmaster@gmail.com

Join the youth band

Currently, we are recruiting for players who can already play a little, so our vacancies will suit players who have been learning for about a year right through to more advanced players. We also have many opportunities for advanced youth players to progress into the senior band.
Unlike most youth bands in the area, we offer our time, our staff and our instruments for free. There are no catches, all we ask is that members look after any instruments we loan out and commit to attending rehearsals and concerts regularly.

Youth Band usually rehearse on a Monday evening, 6.45pm to 7.45pm (except bank holidays) and on the first Saturday of the Month 11.00 am – 13.30 pm (except December) at St Stephen’s Church Hall, High Street, Middleton. (Map here)

For more information about joining the youth band contact our musical director Louise who will be delighted to assist you. middbandwebmaster@gmail.com

Information pack

Thinking about joining one of our youth bands? Why not have a look through our information pack for new and existing members for lots of information all about us.

Support the youth band

The youth band relies entirely on income generated through bookings and donations to survive. Please sign up to easy fundraising to help us continue our free service.

Safeguarding & Risk Assessment

Middleton Youth Band and Middleton Band are committed to upholding high standards of child protection, safeguarding and risk management. Please find below full details of our safe working practices and policies including our safeguarding policy and our risk assessment for all rehearsals and engagements.

Book the youth band

The youth band regularly take bookings for all manner of events and can provide a wide-ranging programme of music ranging from classics right through the decades up to present day chart hits.

To enquire about booking the youth band please contact the band secretary