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Soundhouse Brass is a thriving and enthusiastic group of brass bands based in Plymouth, Devon. The Soundhouse Group is made up of:-


Soundhouse Brass – A 1st Section Contesting Band

Soundhouse Academy – An Intermediate Band

Soundhouse Training – An enthusiastic learners group


Formed over 90 years ago, the Soundhouse Brass was originally known as the Plymouth City Mission Band.  The present title was introduced in 2002 following a move to the purpose built music facility in The Soundhouse at Tor Bridge High Academy, Plymouth.


The bands perform at a range of events and concerts throughout the year, and also take part in various brass band competitions across the south west.


Soundhouse Brass are an incredibly friendly band and are proud to have over 100 playing members in the group.

About Us




Check back here soon to view our next concert!!

The Soundhouse Brass Bands perform at a number of events and competitions throughout the year across the South West including an annual series of concerts on Plymouth Barbican. 

If you are interested in booking Soundhouse Brass Band, Academy Band or Training Band for your event, function, wedding, fete or more, get in touch today.


Soundhouse Brass Band run both a highly successful academy band and training band, encouraging members of all ages and abilities to learn to play a brass instrument in a friendly, fun and challenging environment.  We are very pleased to have the support of PYMS (Plymouth Youth Music Services).

Soundhouse Academy Band - MD Paul Norley

The Academy band was formed in 2019 to bridge the gap from the training and senior bands.  The Academy perform across the South West taking part in concerts and contests.  

Soundhouse Training Band - MD Gary Thompson

Soundhouse Training Band was formed in 2003 and is open to anyone and everyone to come along and learn a brass instrument.  Free tuition and free instrument rental allow for anyone to come along and learn in a safe, fun and creative environment. 

Our enthusiastic MDs are both playing members of the senior band, and have the support and encouragement of a great team of senior players and parents.

Anyone wishing to learn a brass instrument is welcome to come along and give it a try, we offer free instrument loan and a great social environment to learn something new.  Any age, any ability – everyone is welcome!

Training Band: Thursday Evenings - 6.00pm - 7.15pm

Academy Band: Thursday Evenings - 6:15 - 7:30pm

The Soundhouse, Tor Bridge High Community College, Estover.



Soundhouse Brass are pleased to have been granted charity status (Charity number 1179197).  The band is entirely self funded and reliant on its own activities and charity funding in order to ensure the existence of the band.


We are extremely grateful to the following for their generous support to both the senior, academy and training bands:

Plymouth Youth Music Service - Providing much needed support to the Youth Academy

The Postcode Lottery - Who generously awarded us a grant in 2021

The Soundhouse - Support of staff and the facilities at The Soundhouse

We would also like to thank our Community Sponsors; Arque Chartered Building Company, Lancer Scott, King of Trades

Support Us

Soundhouse Brass is entirely reliant upon its own activities to generate the income required to fund such a large group of players.  We are proud to be able to offer free instrument hire and professional tuition to the local community.  Bookings to perform at events & concerts and the support of sponsoring organisations help to generate the income necessary to ensure the existence of the band and to purchase music and instruments.

If you would like to find our more about funding opportunities or how you can get involved and help the band please get in touch.




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If you would like to get in touch with the band please complete our contact form and we will get back to you shortly.  Alternatively, contact us using the email address below:-

Lee Clayson - Senior Band MD

Gary Thompson - Training Band MD

Paul Norley - Academy Band MD

We rehearse at Tor Bridge High, Miller Way, Plymouth. 

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© 2023 by Soundhouse Brass

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