Training Band

A training band nurturing the growth and development of young musicians is something Besses Boys' Band have encouraged for many year. Besses Boys' Band, origionally a feeder band for the World Famous Besses o'th Barn Band in 1943 has developed some of the countries top musicians that have gone on to such bands as: Fodens, Brighouse & Rastrick, Yorkshire Building Society, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle Orchestra, National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and Her Majesty's Band of the RAF Irish, Welsh and Coldstream Guards to name a few. The training band is supported by the ‘senior’ Besses Boys' Band who provide tutors and many opportunities for our young musicians to gain experience playing alongside the senior band at a higher level and eventually progress into the senior band full time

Join Our Training Band

Currently, we are recruiting for players of all ages and abilities who would like to learn music, make friends and have fun. We also have many opportunities for advanced youth players to progress into our senior band.

The training band offers our time, our staff, our music and our instruments for a subscription fee of only £3.00. The education the young musicians receive is unrivalled, and all we ask is that members look after any instruments we loan out and commit to attending rehearsals and concerts regularly.​

Music education is more increasingly removed from the national curriculum in national schools and our service offers and education and young people the opportunity to learn music that without they would otherwise have. The service allows people to develop talent, perform and entertain in our community.

Music brings people together in many ways and our sessions take place in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Besses Boys' Training Band is registered Band Safe with Brass Bands England and all tutors are fully DBS Checked and registered.

The training band rehearse on a Monday evening, 6.15pm to 7.15pm (except bank holidays) at our rehearsal room in Prestwich Manchester. Our rehearsal address and contact details can be found here on our contact page.

If you would like to join our training band please contact us at to register your interest.