Join the Band - make music.

The Ilfracombe & District Youth Band "Blazing Sounds" welcomes young people aged six to eighteen, living in Ilfracombe and the surrounding villages.   If any adults would like to join, bandmaster Emma would be very pleased to hear from you as well.
Bands need clarinet players.
If you are already having individual music lessons, you will find that joining in with other players will help you to make progress more quickly.
But if you have never played before, don't worry, we can give beginners instruction on brass and woodwind instruments.
Bands need saxophone players.
  • If you would like to help raise money for the band, go to our "Raise Money" page. It won't cost you a single penny.
If you haven't got an instrument of your own we have a wide selection of band instruments available on loan - e.g. trumpet, cornet, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, euphonium, bell lyre.
Photo by Steve Swain
You will start in the Training section of the band. More confident musicians can progress to the Main Band and play in public performances.