Join Us

We have players of all standards, and welcome enquiries from new players. We have players aged from 5 to 85: some are playing brass for the first time, and some are new to music altogether. We offer tuition for absolute beginners upwards and have a wide range of instruments – from the cornet to the tuba – for members to borrow and use. It’s a great and economical way to introduce youngsters to music, or for adults to try turning their hand to something completely different.

By the way… many of our players have brass-coloured instruments – the colour silver isn’t essential!


We provide tuition and an opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to play within a friendly, fun and supportive learning environment.

Reception class

Our Reception Class offers 1:1 or small group tuition for children, young people and adults who are starting to learn a brass instrument for the first time.

Beginners Band

Our Beginners Band is for players who can play a scale of C major on their brass instrument and are able to recognise some musical notes.  Beginners Band is primarily about learning to play as part of a group of musicians and having fun in the process!  Along the way, players improve their musical knowledge, ability and their tone. Players learn to follow a conductor and to play different musical styles. The band develops confidence in playing to an audience at our twice yearly family concert in the band hall.


Training Band

The Training Band is for players of all ages who are developing into competent musicians and want the opportunity to play more challenging music.  In Training Band a range of music is played; from shows, films, classical, traditional and modern, big band and music written specifically for brass bands.  The Training Band has a uniform which is worn when the band plays in public. The Training band has engagements throughout the year and plays at our family concert twice a year.

Experienced players

Senior Band

COSB Senior band welcomes more experienced players.  Vacancies are filled either by players being promoted from the Training Band, or from outside the organisation. COSB plays at venues across the county as well as at contests organised by ODBBA, and the London and Southern Counties Region of the National Championships.

Current vacancies

Find Us

All bands rehearse on Monday evenings at the Silver Band Hall, Temple Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2EZ, with first lessons and beginners band starting at 6pm in the rehearsal rooms. the training band start at 6.15pm in the main bandhall and the senior band start at 7.30pm.

If you are interested in joining any of the bands please email or phone 07772 769784