Soundhouse Brass is a thriving and enthusiastic group of brass bands based in Plymouth, Devon. The Soundhouse Group is made up of:-
Soundhouse Brass – A 1st Section Contesting Band
Soundhouse Academy – A Non-Contesting Band
Soundhouse Training – An enthusiastic learners group
Formed over 90 years ago, the Soundhouse Brass was originally known as the Plymouth City Mission Band. The present title was introduced in 2002 following a move to the purpose built music facility in The Soundhouse at Tor Bridge High Academy, Plymouth.
The bands perform at a range of events and concerts throughout the year, and also take part in various brass band competitions across the south west.
Soundhouse Brass are an incredibly friendly band and are proud to have over 100 playing members in the group. We welcome new players to our senior band, academy band and training band. If you are interested in joining then don't hesitate to contact us.
Christmas Concert Date Announced
Our Christmas Concert will be held on the 4th December 2021 . The concert will feature all three bands and is being held at Methodist Central Hall, Eastlake St, Plymouth PL1 1BA
Launch of the Academy Bands!
Soundhouse are extremely pleased to announce the launch of The Soundhouse Academy. made up of Soundhouse Academy and Soundhouse Training Bands. We're now have over 80 members
Best Soloist for Principal Euphonium!
Congratulations to our talented Principal Euphonium player who bagged the "Best Instrumentalist" award at the SWBBA Annual Championships in Torquay this November. Very well deserved.
It's Promotion Time!
Soundhouse Brass are extremely pleased to have been promoted to the 1st section.
Our first competition in this section will be in March at the area championships in 2019. We can't wait!
Soundhouse Brass Plymouth perform at a number of events and competitions throughout the year.
If you are interested in booking any of the bands for your event, function, wedding, fete or more, get in touch with the band today.
Soundhouse Brass Band run a highly successful academy band and training band encouraging members of all ages and abilities to learn to play a brass instrument in a friendly, fun and challenging environment.
Our enthusiastic MD's Gary Thompson and Neal Mitchell and both playing members of the senior band, and have the support and encouragement of a great team of senior players, supporters and parents, all helping to make the bands some of the most successful in Devon!
Established in 2003, the training band perform in concerts and competitions throughout the year and have done extremely well.
Following on from this success, the academy band was formed in 2019 giving members the opportunity to progress their playing.
Anyone wishing to learn a brass instrument is welcome to come along and give it a try, we offer free instrument loan and a great social environment to learn something new. Any age, any ability – everyone is welcome!
The academy and training bands rehearse once a week: Thursday Evening 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Rehearsal takes place at The Soundhouse, Tor Bridge High Community College, Estover.
SOUNDHOUSE BRASS WORK CLOSELY WITH BRASS BAND ENGLAND TO ENSURE OUR BANDS ARE A SAFE AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT.
VIEW OUR SAFEGUARDING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
VIEW OUR BAND MEMBERSHIP FORMS & GDPR POLICY
GIFT AID FORM
Soundhouse Brass are pleased to have been granted charity status (Charity number 1179197). The band is entirely self funded and reliant on its own activities and charity funding in order to ensure the existence of the band.
We are extremely grateful to the following for their generous support to both the senior, academy and training bands:
Plymouth Youth Music Service
Providing much needed support to the Youth Academy
Supplying the Youth Academy with polo shirts
Support of staff and the facilities at The Soundhouse
Soundhouse Brass is entirely reliant upon its own activities to generate the income required to fund such a large group of players. We are proud to be able to offer free instrument hire and professional tuition to the local community. Bookings to perform at events & concerts and the support of sponsoring organisations help to generate the income necessary to ensure the existence of the band and to purchase music and instruments.
You can also help by doing your shopping on easyfundraising.org.uk. It has over 2,700 retailers on the site.
Every time you make a purchase, making sure to donate to Soundhouse Brass, it raises money for us!
If you would like to get in touch with the band please complete our contact form and we will get back to you shortly. Alternatively, contact us using the information below:-
Alan Gears - 01752 844108 (senior band enquiries)
Gary Thompson - 07446189777 (academy / training enquiries)
Bob Yates - 07890152692 (senior band enquiries)
We rehearse at Tor Bridge High, Miller Way, Plymouth. See details below.