Middleton youth band are a community youth band with members aged 7 upwards from the Middleton and surrounding areas. The youth band 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 band is 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.
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, 6.30pm to 7.30pm (except bank holidays) and on the first Saturday of the Month 10.00 am – 12.30 pm (except December) at St Stephen’s Church Hall, High Street, Middleton. (Map here)
Coming soon - Training band & Beginners lessons
We are starting a new training band from September 2017. This would suit any young person who wanted to begin to play a brass instrument or has recently begun to play a brass instrument. As with our established youth band, there will be no charges for this service and absolutely no catches.
We are currently registering expressions of interest for young people who are considering learning to play a brass instrument and joining our new training band in September. To register interest, please email our Youth band musical director Louise Crane email@example.com.
We will be holding an open day on 9th September at our band room at St Stephen's, Middleton from 11.00am - 12.30pm where any young person thinking of joining one of our bands can come to meet us, listen to our established youth band, join in a rehearsal or try out some of our instruments.
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 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