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Percussion department

The Percussion Department is lead by Chris Woodham.

Throughout many Bromley schools, lessons are available in Drum Kit and Percussion. Our students are aged 4 -18 and range in ability from beginners to post Grade 8.

There are also opportunities to learn percussion at the BYMT Centre where there is the full compliment of professional standard instruments. All students having lessons at the Centre will also be members of a BYMT ensemble. For beginners this will be the Junior Band where they will get the opportunity to learn in the context of an ensemble and for more advanced students there are many options (listed below) including those meeting on a Saturday morning.

Across the borough, in both schools and at BYMT Centre's, there are numerous opportunities to play in a range of Percussion styles including; Tuned Percussion, Latin Percussion, Djembe, Samba and Steel Pan. One off workshops or longer-term whole class ensemble percussion can also be organised through BYMT.

In the Percussion Department we aim to foster an inclusive and inspirational environment, developing musicality and technical ability through hard work and fun! Many young musicians at BYMT make friends for life and go on to make a career in music.

Our Events

JAZZ SCHOOL 2017   05 Oct 2017
JAZZ SCHOOL 2017   19 Oct 2017
JAZZ SCHOOL 2017   02 Nov 2017
BYBB rehearsal   08 Nov 2017
BYCB & XBY Concert 11 Nov 2017
BYBB rehearsal   15 Nov 2017
JAZZ SCHOOL 2017   16 Nov 2017
Junior Band Concert 18 Nov 2017
BYSO Concert 19 Nov 2017

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Contact

Chris Woodham

Head of Percussion Teaching

cwoodham@bymt.co.uk

Ensembles

The BECKENHAM JUNIOR BAND is for wind, brass and percussion players of approximately Grades 1-3 standard.   In the band you will learn and develop the different skills required to play in ... read more
Gives top quality training and experience to the best young players who attend the Saturday Morning Music Centres. Regularly performs in prestigious venues in this country and tours abroad annually, ... read more
The BYMT Big Band is a new ensemble for 2017/2018 taking the place of the New Gen Big Band. This ensemble is for musicians of Grade 5 and above (parts are allocated according to standard), and is ... read more
BYMT North West BYMT North West is our centre for any child aged 6 – 13 in and around the Penge and Anerley area. We are a growing centre that now offers exciting musical opportunities ... read more
The BYMT DEBUT ROCK SCHOOL welcomes students from age 9 who wish to play in a Rock Band.  Debut Rock School is open to Vocalists, Guitarists, Bass Guitarists, Drummers and Keyboard Players who ... read more
BYMT JAZZ SCHOOL offers training to participants of any age and instrument (of grade 3 standard and above) in Jazz Composition and Improvisation through playing and studying jazz repertoire. BLUE ... read more
The BYMT JUNIOR BAND is for wind, brass and percussion players of approximately Grades 1-3 standard at Primary School.   In the band you will learn and develop the different skills ... read more
By Audition, the group works on percussion ensemble pieces, including jazz and classical modern repertoire as well as its own arrangements of popular music. Termly performances in BYMT ... read more
The BYMT POPS BAND is for musicians of approximately Grade 2-5 who are in School Year 7 and above.  It is ideal training for brass, wind and percussion players who really want to get the most ... read more
The BYMT ROCK SCHOOL welcomes students aged 11-18 years who wish to play in a Rock Band.  Rock School is open to Vocalists, Guitarists, Bass Guitarists, Drummers and Keyboard Players who are ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals take place at Langley Park School for Girls (for the first 6 weeks of each term) from 9:15 - 12:20 The remaining ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals at the Music Centre from 9:00 - 12:00 Cost is £112 per term Tickets for our concerts are available via ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals at held at BYMT  from 9:00 - 12:00 Cost is £112.00 per term Tickets for out events are available ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals take place at Langley Park School for Girls (for the first 5 weeks of each term) from 09:15 - 12:30 pm The remaining ... read more
Admission is by audition and there is strong competition for places. Rehearsals at the Music Centre from 9:00 - 11:45 Cost is £112 per term DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: SUMMER TERM CONCERTS ... read more
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London Borough of Bromley
     

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane
Bromley
Kent
BR2 8AA

020 8467 1566

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