We are starting up a new traditional-style Big Band which is aimed at players at a standard of Grade 7 and above. The Big Band will start with an open workshop on Sunday 12 September starting at 2pm. This will be followed by weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings.

We are delighted that the Big Band will be led by Ash Horton who has been a long standing member of the BBC Big Band and has played with the John Dankworth Big Band, Michel Legrand Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and Clare Teal’s Mini Big Band. 

If you are interested in Big Band music and can play at a level of Grade 7+ then why not come to our workshop and maybe join our regular band rehearsals this autumn. The workshop and initial set of rehearsals are funded by a grant from the Scops Art Trust and are free of charge.


Registration for the workshop is now closed. If you would like to express an interest in joining our weekly rehearsals then get in touch via our contact us form.