Training Band

A training band nurturing the growth and development of young musicians is something Besses Boys' Band have encouraged for many years. Besses Boys' Band, origionally a feeder band for the World Famous Besses o'th Barn Band 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 His Majesty's Bands of the RAF and Household Division inlcuing the Irish, Welsh, Scots, Coldstream and Grenadier Guards.

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 weekly 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 regular rehearsals and concerts.​

Music education is more increasingly removed from the national curriculum in national schools. Our service offers an opportunity for young people to learn music and performance skills that they would otherwise be without. The service allows people of all socio-economic backgrounds to experience music and develop talent and performance skills within 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.

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