Sheffield is a hive of activity in the brass band world and sheffieldbrass.net is a starting point to find out more about the brass bands in and around Sheffield, how to get in touch with them, and find out what they’re up to.
Did you know there are ten main brass bands rehearsing within the Sheffield city boundary, and over 50 within the wider Sheffield City Region? You can locate them all if you click on the ‘Bands Within The Region’ tab above and investigate the specific area you are interested in.
They cater for all ages and all standards of players.
Many have training bands, or are able to offer tuition to beginners, and many also have instruments available for loan, making a start and getting involved in making music brass-band style easy.
So, if you can get a sound out of a cornet, a flugelhorn, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium, trombone or tuba, there’s a band within the Sheffield City Region that would love to hear from you.
It’s not necessarily about playing a brass instrument either; most bands have good collections of percussion equipment so if you’re starting out as a drummer or have some experience and are looking for a group to play with, why not consider a local brass band?
Brass bands have a part central to the musical culture of many regions as well, dating back to the days when every colliery had a band. Things have moved on now; we’re much more than flat caps and whippets now-a-days! We are about families, about development of young people, about providing a focal point for the communities in which we’re based, and most importantly, about getting together in a safe, enjoyable atmosphere to make music.
If you’re an event organiser, having a brass band playing at your event, whether it’s a formal concert in a hall, a school or village fete, or even a wedding can make a big difference to the event. Not only is it a group of local people providing live music, but you might be surprised at the range of music played by many bands. Bands generally have extensive music catalogs covering everything from Beethoven to Beyonce, and sheffieldbrass.net can help bands share music as well.
sheffieldbrass.net is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2013 by Rachel Veitch-Straw, David Morris and Stuart Young to increase the profile and visibility of brass bands in the Sheffield City Region (not just those within the city boundary) through Information, Education & Advocacy. If you’d like to join and get your band freely listed on our pages or would like help with any other brass band, or brass ensemble, related information, please get in touch using the form below.