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.
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 :
Christ Church CE Primary Academy
Brockman Road, Folkestone CT20 1DJ.
Saturday Morning Rehearsal Sessions 2019-2020
9th November * change in times, please check email
14th December * see details above/ check email
Term 3 2020
For more information about Shepway Brass Academy, please contact our secretary: