Learner Groups

We have a group for novices and learners who have only been playing for a short while. As well as learning how to produce a wonderful sound, learners are introduced to all aspects of music and playing in a group.

Training Band

The training band provides the opportunity for more advanced learners (grade 1+ standard) to play together as an ensemble and learn the ways of the brass band though playing fun and varied pieces. The training band play at engagements in their own right and players, when ready, join in with the senior band for the beginning of the main band rehearsal each week. Appointment to the senior band is by invitation of the Musical Director.

Player Development

Claire Whitworth, our training band leader is a qualified brass teacher who teaches in many schools in the area and is happy to support players as they improve and if they wish to undertake music medals and grade examinations. She can also provide private tuition if requested.

Learner group: 6.15 - 6.45pm

Training Band at 6.30-7.20 every Friday at the Methodist Church, Watchet during term time.

The West Somerset Brass Band is a member of Brass Bands England and we comply fully with their Bandsafe policy. Our safeguarding policy and documents are available to view on the website under the information tab.

For further information, please contact Claire Whitworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on her mobile 07947 601205.