Bristol Wind Band is for young brass and wind instrumentalists, aimed at beginners and upwards who meet on Saturday mornings at 9.30 – 10.30am to play a wide range of repertoire from stage and screen to classical, jazz and pop.
The band provides an all ability, inclusive environment in which members can enjoy making music, socialising together and developing relationships with other musicians from schools across Bristol.
We welcome all woodwind and brass players as well as kit drummers, bass guitarists and percussionists up to the age of 11 (Year 6).
Ensemble playing in a variety of genres is hugely beneficial to progress in instrumental and general musicianship skill. Our tutors strongly encourage their students to become involved with group music-making activities whenever possible.
Members can enhance their playing abilities as part of a group, strengthening their performance skills whilst reinforcing, and putting into practice, techniques learnt in their one-to-one lessons.
Focusing on a broad variety of musical genres from stage and screen to classical, jazz and pop. Progress made week by week culminates in high profile concerts at the end of the autumn, spring and summer terms. Members are given the opportunity to perform massed orchestral repertoire with the Junior String Orchestra.
Players will develop their aural skills alongside their fluency and accuracy in sight reading. Players will be able to progress in their own playing whilst focusing on listening, balancing and blending with other musicians.
Wind Band will regularly rehearse and perform joint pieces with Bristol Junior String Orchestra to give children a full orchestral experience. Young musicians from both BJSO & Wind Band will usually progress on to Bristol Bridge Orchestra.
Once a year players will also have the opportunity to attend our highly anticipated musical residential weekend at Kilve with the Bristol Junior String Orchestra.
To find out more about the Bristol Wind Band including timings and how to register click here
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.
Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.
Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.