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?
They cater for all ages and standards of players.
Many have training bands or are able to offer tuition to beginners and many also have instruments available for loan, so making a start and getting involved in making music brass-band style is 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 around Sheffield 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 run as a not-for-profit service for the bands around Sheffield (not just those within the city boundary), if you’d like to join and get your band freely listed on our pages, get in touch using the form below.