FANCY learning to play an instrument or to brush up your musical skills?

Then why not head for Brighouse next month and a series of courses for people wanting to learn or to improve their brass skills – whatever their age.

Courses are being run at the bandroom of the Yorkshire Co-op Brass Band on King Street in Brighouse on February 6 and 20.

They will be directed by Simon Kerwin and Tabby Clegg from specialist music company Mode for ...

They aim to make brass both fun and inspiring.

Simon and Tabby say that regardless of age and even if you have never played a brass instrument before, the courses offer a fantastic opportunity to have a go at learning to play a brass instrument such as cornet, horn, baritone, euphonium, trombone or tuba. “Alternatively, if you already play an instrument why not join in our training band course?” they said.

At the end of the two courses the musicians will show off what they have learned in a performance at Brighouse Civic Hall on February 20 at 7.30pm.

The concert will be called Show Music and those musicians from the courses will play alongside the Yorkshire Co-op Brass Band.

The courses cost £15 per day or you can do both for £20.

The plan is for beginners to be taught on February 6 from 10am to 1pm.

The training band course will run on the same day from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

On February 20 there will be a session from 10am to 2pm for the beginners and the training band.

For details log on to:, e-mail: or call 01422 200003.

This is expected to be the first of many such courses. More details can be found at