Youth Big Bands | Oxfordshire County Council

Youth Big Bands

Information about the Oxfordshire Youth Big Bands I, II, III, IV.

When and where

Tuesdays 5.45pm - 7.15pm (Big Band IV)

Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Big Bands I, II, III)

Centre for Music,
Bayswater Road,


Charles Lloyd

Contact the Music Service

What is available

You can find:

  • one intermediate Big Band (OYBB IV)
  • two Oxfordshire Senior Schools' Big Bands (OYBB II, III)
  • 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 3 standard on any of the following instruments we should be happy to welcome you to one of the four 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 (Big Bands I, II, III)

£49 per term (Big Band IV)

Dates for 2017-18

Autumn Term

September 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 31

November 7, 14, 21, 28

December 5 (concert)

Spring Term

January 9, 16, 23, 30

February 6, 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

Summer Term

April 24

May 1, 8, 15, 22

June 5, 12, 19 (All bands final concert) 

More information

Terms and conditions

Last reviewed
24 August 2017
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