Training Band

The Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Training Band welcomes members of any age who have started learning to play a wind instrument or are returning to music after a break. There is no audition to join. If you want to improve your playing and can attend regular rehearsals, come and give our friendly group a try.

Our music ranges from classical and show medleys through to jazz, swing and pop genres. A typical rehearsal has a training element, and may include work on rhythms, tuning, sight reading and interpretation.

We give at least one public indoor concert each year and perform at local fetes in the summer.  Information about our future concerts can be found on our events page.

Sometimes we join the Concert Band for a performance, workshop or tour, providing enjoyable opportunities to play and learn alongside more experienced players.  All wind players are welcome, but we are particularly short of oboes and French horns at present.

Members who reach the required standard are encouraged to apply to join the Concert Band.

  • You’re never too young or too old to start playing in a band
  • Playing music with other people is rewarding, sociable and develops musical skills
  • If you have an instrument and the enthusiasm – come and join us!