Brass @ Bont Academy

Who Are We?

Brass @ Bont Academy, launched in June 2022 by members of the Bont Band, is a growing community organisation for brass players of all standards and ages to make music.  In all rehearsals we aim to nurture musical interest and talent as well as further develop instrumental skills.  Our rehearsals are encouraging and productive, and band members enjoy working together as a team to perform a wide range of musical styles. We are working towards fostering more working partnerships with local schools and other local bands.

What Do We Offer?

We welcome players of all ages and abilities, based in the Pontardulais Bandroom Brass @ Bont Academy rehearsals are staffed by a team of highly experienced brass musicians and teachers with a wealth of experience in the field. Alongside weekly rehearsals there are opportunities to attend summer schools and weekend workshops as well as regular opportunities to perform in the local community.

Beginners Band

As the name suggest, this is the band for players that are starting their musical journey. We welcome players blowing their first note to those that have been learning for a little while.  (We can even help you with an instrument.) We meet on Sunday’s between 4:45pm-5:30pm. These rehearsals are about having fun and being busy making music.  Players are rewarded for their hard work with certificates as they progress and demonstrate new skills.

New players are always welcome – drop us an email at brassatbont@gmail.com and we’ll have someone ready to meet you at your first rehearsal. 

Training Band

Training Band leads on from the skills developed in Beginners Band, players here continue to develop skills reading music and playing together in an ensemble. These rehearsals cover a wide range of musical styles, and the music is carefully chosen to ensure it’s fun and accessible with just a little bit of challenge.

New and returning players are always welcome – but we would ask that you drop us an email at brassatbont@gmail.com so we can make sure that this is the right band for you!

Summer School – Monday 8th – Friday 12th August 2022

This new event is open to brass and percussion players aged 7-18. Rehearsals will take place between 10:30pm and 2:00pm at Hendy Primary School. There will be sessions to suit all from complete beginners to more advanced players. 

More information and registration details available from brassatbont@gmail.com

You don’t need to be a member of Brass @ Bont Academy to be part of this exciting project.

Community Band

This is a new band that the Brass @ Bont Academy will be founding in September 2022. Rehearsing on Monday evenings, this Band will play a wide range of seasonal concert repertoire and we will welcome players of any age from in and around the Bont area who want to come together for some relaxed but focussed rehearsals.

This band is for you if you are ready to move on from Training Band, are returning to playing after a short (or long) break, if you want to play concert music well without the pressure of contesting, or you just want a good blow on a Monday!!

There will always be a warm welcome to new players– but we would ask that you drop us an email at brassatbont@gmail.com before you join us so we can make sure that we have music and a stand ready for you.