You don't have to be in the Royal Navy to be a Royal Naval Musician!
The Britannia Royal Naval College Volunteer Band is one of the premier bands of its type and is open to serving and ex-serving musicians and civilians alike. Based at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Darmouth, Devon, it upholds the traditions of high quality music making with a fun atmosphere.Read article
Advanced Music Workshop another Huge Success
Our thanks to all those that came to our Advanced Symphonic Workshop at the weekend. Hopefully everyone's now recovered from the day's blow and agree that Mac was a great leader (not to mention arranger). The sound was really impressive and we think we did Mac's music justice.Read article
Pete Long and his 'Goodmen' Return to Taunton!
Pete Long and his Goodmen have performed Benny Goodman's famous 1938 Carnegie Hall concert over fifty times in the last decade. And now following a hugely successful concert in Taunton last June they now proudly present their debut re-creation of the Benny Goodman Orchestra's return to Carnegie Hall the following year!Read article
The West End Comes to the South West in this Fantastic First!
We are excited to announce our first ever Intermediate Symphonic Wind Band day suitable for players from Grade V. These Intermediate level events are ideal for gaining experience with a professional conductor as well as getting the chance to play with many other like-minded musicians.Read article
Join us for a 'Mike McDermott' Fest!
Another in our special series of exciting events for advanced musicians, this time we welcome guest conductor Michael McDermott to host our September workshop. A household name within the industry for more than 2 decades, Michael is a highly respected arranger and composer.Read article
Get Your Tickets to the Benny Goodman Gig NOW!!!
There is now less than one month to go before Pete Long and his 'Goodmen' take to the stage in a remarkable reenactment of Benny Goodman's Legendary Jazz Concert at the Carnegie Hall in 1938.Read article
An Evening of Big Band Jazz in Weston-super-Mare
Some of the UK's finest jazz musicians will be performing an evening of big band jazz on Saturday May 10th at the Boulevard United Reformed Church in Weston-super-Mare.
How to pass a music exam - our top tips!
With exam season now upon us here's some tips on preparing for the big day!Read article
Time for an Upgrade?
In the market for an upgrade, now is it the time to look. Classic upgrades heavily discounted...Read article
Oceans 7: A world record open water swimming attempt
The Oceans 7 Challenge is the brain child of open water swimmer Beth French, who aims to swim seven of the world’s most challenging 10+ mile channels in under 1 year.Read article
Musical Instruments for Children - A General Guide
A general guide for parents looking to purchase a woodwind or brass musical instrument for their child.Read article
James Pearson to perform at Quartz Festival 2016
It’s that time again, the Quartz Festival hosted by Queens College in Taunton is just around the corner and from the look of the line-up, there’s much to be excited about!Read article