Youth Big Band | Oxfordshire County Council

Youth Big Band

Information about the Oxfordshire Youth Big Band.

When and where

Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm.

Centre for Music,
Bayswater Road,


Charles Lloyd

Contact the Music Service

What is available

You can find:

  • two Oxfordshire Senior Schools' Big Bands
  • the Oxfordshire Youth Big Band (Auditioned through membership of the two senior schools bg bands).

We play music ranging from the big band sounds of Glenn Miller and Stan Kenton to the more modern arrangements of the National Jazz Orchestra. We aim to encourage jazz at all levels.

Who can join

If you are above Grade 5 standard on any of the following instruments we should be happy to welcome you to one of the three bands: piano, drum kit, bass guitar, electric guitar, trumpet/cornet, trombone, saxophone.

Come along on a Tuesday and see if you like it!

How much it costs

£78 per term.

Dates for 2016-17

Autumn Term

September 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December 6 (concert), 13

Spring Term

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28

March 7, 14, 16 (Joint concert with Bartholomew School), 21, 25 (concert in Birmingham Symphony hall, 28 (concert)

Summer Term

April 4, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23

June 6, 13 (All bands final concert, including South Oxfordshire Big Band) 16 (1940's event at Queen Anne's School, Caversham), 20

More information

Terms and conditions

Last reviewed
30 August 2016
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