Youth Band

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 attend 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)

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

Coming soon - Training band & Beginners lessons

We are planning to start a new training band for absolute beginners from September 2017. This would suit any young person who wanted to begin 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

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.

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.

Disneyland Paris Tour

Donate to Disney tour now!

We are delighted to have been invited to play at Disneyland Paris in August 2017 as part of the Disney performing arts programme. WE began our fundraising efforts last year and have worked hard through a range of fundraising projects to raise the money to pay for our accommodation costs.
We now need to raise enough funds to pay for our travel expenses too. You can support us by making a donation via our crowdfunding page or paypal now!

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

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