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Shap Community Band

Shap Community Band formed in January 2023. The band is led by Katie Hodges and welcomes people of all ages to come and play together. 

The band has two ensembles: Main Band and Beginner Brass.  All instrumentalists are welcome at Main Band, from professional players to beginners, and all ages (6+) are welcome.  Beginner Brass is open to anyone who would like to learn a brass instrument.  Instruments are provided, and children and adults learn together to play their instruments and make music as an ensemble.

Shap Community Band aims to perform regularly at Community events.  So far we have performed at the Shap Village Service and Shap CE School’s “Cake Bake” event in the summer.

We are delighted to be supported by Shap Community Enterprise which will enable our band to grow and flourish. 

Shap Community Band rehearses at Shap School on Tuesday evenings (term time), with Beginner Brass at 6 – 6.45pm and Main Band from 6.45 – 7.30pm.  £4 per session and £2 for subsequent family members, bursaries available.  Do get in touch if you’d like to know more!