Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band

Under the advice of the Government and Department for Education we are working hard to get in-person Music Groups back up and running as soon as it is safe to do so.

Until we can see you again in person, here are some Virtual Music Centre Activities to suit current Big Band Members.

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.

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