Welcome to Shepway Brass Academy

An exciting and affordable youth project that is bringing Brass Band music to a younger generation, plus many more benefits to those taking part - see our section WHY PLAY?

Band members range from beginner level upwards, are aged 8-21, and drawn from the south-east Kent area around Folkestone.

The band rehearses on Saturday mornings during term time at Community Hall, Christ Church CE Primary Academy, Brockman Road, Folkestone CT20 1DJ.

SBA has continued throughout the pandemic, meeting via zoom or in socially distanced groups outdoors when allowed.

Each term costs just £16.50 (paid termly) and includes provision of an instrument (subject to availability).

The band is led by Paul Driscoll, with additional tuition given by various experienced brass musicians.

If you are interested please just pop in to see us for a taster session- players and non-players are welcome!!

For more information, please go to About Us.

Diary Dates


Events for 2021


Our rehearsal venue is :

Community Hall

Christ Church CE Primary Academy

Brockman Road, Folkestone CT20 1DJ.

Saturday Morning Rehearsal Sessions Autumn 2021

9.0 - 9.40 Developer Band

9.55 - 10.55 Training Band

11.15 - 12.45 Academy Band


11th September

18th September- this session will be led by Ian Lanceley

24th September

2nd October

16th October- this session will be at HAWKHURST PRIMARY SCHOOL led by Chris Thomas of The Cory Band


6th November

13th November

20th November

27th November

4th December

11th December

Please check your emails for the full Covid  rules that we must follow

For more information about Shepway Brass Academy, please contact our secretary:      kdhickman.sba@gmail.com