Brent Concert Band

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Brent Music Service runs the Brent Concert Band which rehearses and performs a repertoire of classical music, film music and much more. This ensemble gives regular concerts and has even performed a world premier of an Olympic inspired composition at Wembley Arena.

More recently,it has also enjoyed further competition success when it gained another Platinum Award at the finals of the National Concert Band Festival in Birmingham.

What we do

The BMS Concert Band is a fantastic way to further develop your playing skills in a group environment. Working as part of a larger team offers a brilliant contrast to your individual instrument practice and is a fun way to learn a wider repertoire and make new friends.

The band performs regularly around the borough and has successfully competed at national festivals across the UK. In July 2015, the band went on an exciting tour of Italy and in Summer 2017 will be taking part in the World Music Championships in Kerkrade.

What instruments are included?

Following the format of a traditional concert band, the Brent Concert Band includes brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.

  • Brass includes: trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba
  • Woodwind includes: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone
  • Strings include: violin, viola, cello and double bass
  • Percussion includes: drum kit, timpani, glockenspiel, xylophone and snare drum


Reheasals take place at BMS Claremont Evening Centre on Mondays, 7pm to 9pm.

Age group

It is open to all 11 to 19 year olds who meet the entry requirements.


The annual membership is £90.

Ensemble leader

Caroline Gardner

How to join

Firstly, your playing standard needs to be at a minimum equivalent of Grade 5-6. You must meet the required playing standard on an appropriate instrument through a simple audition process. Alternatively, you may also be invited to attend through your BMS instrument tutor if you have one.

We also welcome enquiries from players who do not learn with a BMS tutor or who live in Brent but do not attend a Brent school.

If you would like to find out more or arrange an audition, please email Paul Fensom at (for new enquiries).