Workshop and performance day open to all young players aged 8 – 21

Come and experience the joy of wind band playing at the Big Youth Music Experience for young woodwind, brass and percussion players.

Workshop: Saturday 25th February 2023 – South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe on Trent

Concert: Sunday 5th March – Albert Hall, Nottingham


Come to BANDWISE 2023 – an instrumental workshop day & informal concert for all young woodwind, brass and percussion players of grade 2 standard and above.

Rehearsals are led by experienced conductors and there will be other activities for everyone to enjoy! The Artistic Director is Josh Goodman and he will be assisted by Claire Franklin and a team of specialist instrumentalists.

There will be two bands:

  • Bandwise 1: grade 2-4
  • Bandwise 2: grade 5+

A music pack (including rehearsal tracks which are accessible via digital download or a CD) will be sent out approximately 4 weeks before the course. These tracks take you through the music and the workshop day rehearsals carry on from where they leave off.


Saturday 25 February 2023 – Workshop Day
South Nottinghamshire Academy, Radcliffe on Trent

Bandwise 2: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Bandwise 1: 1.00pm – 5.30pm

Sunday 5 March 2023 – Concert Day
Albert Hall, Nottingham

Bandwise 2: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Bandwise 1: 12.15pm – 3.00pm
Concert: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
NB Children will be supervised in between the rehearsal and concert.

How to sign up

The cost for the course is £12 for Bandwise 1, £16 for Bandwise 2.

You can sign up online via PayPal, debit or credit card (no additional fees) via the button below

Booking for the February course is now closed. To be included on the mailing list for the next event, please email

By cheque – download and complete this form and post to the MfE office at 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF. Or you can phone 0115 9589312 and enrol over the phone.