Join Us.

We are an amateur concert band based in Gravesend, Kent, England, with around 30 members. If you play, or have played, a woodwind or brass instrument, are a percussionist or conductor, we would be happy to have you come along to our Thursday night practices, and join us. See our instruments page for a list of instruments used by concert bands.

We do not have any restrictions on who can join the main band, although people who have not attained a standary equivalent to grade 5 will find some of the music we play quite difficult. Having said that, we have all been in that position in the past and inexperienced members are helped along by a more experienced band member. We do however ask that members be willing to play at concerts in and around the area.

At present the main band does not charge any weekly membership subscription as generally concert fees, grants, and other donations cover our expenses. Our practice room is accessible by wheelchair users. Members range from teenagers to pensioners, and are all friendly people.

To join the training band we ask that the musician is recommended by their teacher, or that they attend an audition (nothing difficult). They should be of a standard around grade 3 and be actively practicing.

There is currently no weekly membership subscription for the training band, with expenses being covered by grants and the main band.

We practice at St. George's Church Hall, Church Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ most Thursdays. (the hall is just to the West of the church) The training band practices from 18.30 to 19.15 (term time only), and the main band practice is from 19.30 to 21.30.
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There is car parking just across the road in West Street Car Park (free after 18.00).

If you are interested in joining please have a look at our rules and contact us .