Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band

Venue: Varndean School
Day/Time: Tuesdays 5.30 - 7.30pm  
Leader: Peter Chivers
Tutor: Owen Eastwood

The Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band has an exciting annual programme which includes performance opportunities, projects and international tours. The band performs some of the most exciting repertoire written for this medium. Recent charts include numbers by Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones and Stevie Wonder.


Throughout the year the band perform a range of exciting gigs which have recently included, Pitch Perfect and Your Place as part of the Brighton Festival programme as well as the Brighton Centre and Brighton Bandstand. The band has also recorded with local band such as The Go! Team and also tours on a regular basis most recently to Tuscany, Italy.

Applications are invited from secondary age musicians on drum kit, percussion, bass and rhythm guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone and trumpet who have reached a minimum standard of Grade 6 or above.

During this unusual time, we are pleased to offer young musicians online instrumental and vocal lessons and Virtual Music Centre activities. For more information click below.

 Online Lessons | Virtual Music Centre

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