© 2013 by Shepway Brass Academy

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


Each session costs just £3.00 per week (paid termly) and includes provision of a brass instrument (subject to availability).


The band is led by Paul Driscoll, with 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 go to About Us.

Diary Dates



Events for 2019

Christmas is coming!

Friday 15th November 5.30pm

Folkestone Creative Foundation- Switching on of the lights, Old High Street


SBA Senior Ensemble will be playing Carols to celebrate this event, there will be lots happening so please come along and join in!

Sunday 1st December 3-4pm

Hawkinge Community Centre

SBA Academy Band will be providing the musical accompaniment for the Carol Service. All welcome!

Sunday 1st December 5-6pm

Meriden Park, Etchinghill Village, Switching on of the Christmas Lights.

SBA Academy Band will be playing Carols.

All Welcome! Wrap up warm!!

Saturday 7th December 11am

Sainsburys, Park Farm, Folkestone

SBA Senior Ensemble will be heralding Christmas for customers during the morning to get everyone into the seasonal spirit. This is our second year and we are back by popular request.

Saturday 14th December

End of term social and mini-concert

Instead of usual rehearsal. Arrive 10.30am, concert at 11. Buffet to follow.

Best decorated instrument competition!

(Senior ensemble arrive 10am for session with Wayne Hopla)

Thursday 19th December

The Ship Hotel, New Romney

SBA Senior Ensemble will be playing a set of Carols and Christmas music.


Our rehearsal venue is :

Community Hall

Christ Church CE Primary Academy

Brockman Road, Folkestone CT20 1DJ.

Saturday Morning Rehearsal Sessions 2019-2020

Term 2

2nd November

9th November * change in times, please check email

16th November

23rd November

30th November

7th December

14th December * see details above/ check email

Term 3 2020

11th January

18th January

25th January

1st February

8th February

Term 4

29th February

7th March

14th March

21st March

29th March

Term 5

18th April

25th April

2nd May

9th May

16th May

Term 6

13th June

20th June

27th June

4th June

11th July

18th July

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

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