Our Junior Band
At Mayfield Band, we have a very successful record of teaching youngsters to play to a very high standard, and giving them a love and understanding of music that will hopefully stay with them for life. Many of our players are also inspired to play other instruments outside of the band, while continuing with their brass studies. Children of all ages and experience, including complete beginners, are all welcome, although 7/8 is normally a good minimum starting age in terms of stamina, having the right teeth, and the maturity to be able to practice regularly.

Beginners currently have a half hour group practice session at 6:30pm in the Band hut on Fridays. Once a certain level of competence is achieved, they are then asked to join the Junior Band, who practice at 7.00pm for 45 minutes. Then, if they continue to develop, the juniors are then asked to stay on to practice with the Senior Band at 7.45pm. Once they are considered to be competent players, we will then ask them to play in the senior band at some of our public performances. All children are very different, but if they work hard and do regular practice, a child starting at 8 could be playing with the senior band by the time they are 10/11, and gaining invaluable experience that is not normally available from music education in schools.

Email simon@mayfieldband.co.uk or call Simon Rudge on 01435 872007.
Youth Band Update
The band recently performed in front of an audience of 150 people as part of the Mayfield Festival. Dressed in costume, as befitted the occasion - a singalong screening of The Sound of Music - we played a selection of tunes from the film by way of an overture. This was a tremendous experience for the kids, and they rose to the occasion with a faultless and crowd pleasing medley. We finished by marching out to “Do Re Mi"