Join Us

You can join BBE either as an organisation or as an individual

  • Organisational Membership is for bands, as well as associations and any other groups
  • Individual membership is for anyone who is not already a member of BBE through their own brass band

You can set up recurring payments via direct debit for a 2.5% discount.

We can offer you:

  • Savings on insurance that usually are greater than the cost of membership
  • Unlimited use of our free volunteer DBS checking service
  • Safeguarding Training and use of our 'BandSafe' Tool, including Child Performance Licensing through the BBE BOPA
  • Discounts at BBE workshops and events
  • Specific advice and dedicated assistance from our staff team
  • Eligibility to apply for a grant from the Norman Jones Trust
  • National representation and lobbying on behalf of all bands
  • Access to our comprehensive set of model policies
  • Nomination and voting rights at BBE General Meetings (one vote per Organisational Membership or Individual Membership)
  • Access to the members' content on our website
  • Listing for your band on our Find a Band tool

We can also help you:

  • Attract and retain players and willing volunteers
  • Put you in touch with professionals who can support you with effective marketing, obtaining charitable status, developing partnerships and ensuring the future sustainability of your organisation
  • Offer training and guidance to help your band to flourish