Who Can Join?

We welcome all young people to come and join Lions Youth Brass. No brass playing experience is necessary, just a willingness to try your hardest, and regularly attend rehearsals and playing engagements. Membership is £2 per week and which includes the loan of an instrument, where available, and uniform.

We have a progressive system which allows players to join as absolute beginners from the age of 7 upwards and advance through our Beginner, Junior and Youth bands up to the age of 19 years.

We rehearse at Sandbach School, Crewe Road Sandbach, each Tuesday night, and we are very proud of our close working relationship with the school. See “the Link” for the other facilities available at the school.

Our welcome letter can be downloaded from Welcome to Lions Youth Brass


If you already play a brass or percussion instrument and want to join a band please contact us and we will assign you to the right band depending on your experience and ability. However, while some musical knowledge is helpful you do not need to have played an instrument before to join; you don’t even need to have an instrument.

If you are a beginner you will be offered the choice of any of the brass band instruments. One of our beginner band tutors will take you out for a few lessons to start which will help players settle into the band.

The loan of a beginner instrument is provided as part of the subscription, and the instrument is upgraded to match each player’s progress through our sections.

Once you join you will be surprised how quickly you make new friends as you work as a team to improve your playing and enjoy a wide range of music and activities. If you are interested, take the first step today and get in touch.

The entry form can be downloaded from; Lions Youth Brass entry form

A number of our conductors and tutors are also private tutors. Private lessons can only be organised with them directly and are not associated with Lions Youth Brass.


Contact us at lionsyouthbrass@yahoo.co.uk

Chris Thompson Beginner
07747 803648
Tom Hancock Junior
07901 537811
Nigel Birch Youth
07597 742088
Jane Stubbs (Chairperson)
01270 760636 or 07720886577
Paul Darlington (Secretary and Child Protection)
01270 841882 or 07795905662