You can become a member of BBE either as an organisation or as an individual

Membership Benefits

Band Membership (price dependent on organisation size)

  • Eligibilty for discounts on band insurance through our insurance partners - this could cover your membership fee
  • Unlimited use of our free volunteer DBS checking service
  • Safeguarding training and use of the 'BandSafe' Toolkit
  • Access to the BBE BOPA for Child Performance Licensing
  • Free Affiliate Membership of Making Music
  • Guidance and assistance with funding and fundraising including eligibility to apply for a grant from the Norman Jones Trust
  • Access to the members' resources on our website
  • Access to our comprehensive set of model policies
  • Nomination and voting rights at BBE General Meetings (one vote per Organisational Membership)
  • BBE gives you national representation and undertakes lobbying on behalf of all bands
  • List your band and advertise for players using BBE's Find a Band feature
  • Connections with professionals who can support you with effective marketing, obtaining charitable status, developing partnerships and ensuring the future sustainability of your organisation
  • Help and advice to help your band flourish

Individual Membership (£25 per year)

For anyone who is not already a member of BBE through their own band, and is not a member of the BBCA

  • Discounts at BBE workshops and events
  • Access to the members' content on our website
  • Nomination and voting rights at BBE General Meetings (one vote per Organisational Membership or Individual Membership)
  • Affiliate membership to Making Music

BBCA Membership (£44 per year)

  • Includes free Individual Membership of BBE (see Individual Membership Benefits)
  • One free professional enhanced DBS check
  • Discounts on BBCA and BBE events, including entry to the BBCA flagship annual Conducting Competition
  • The opportunity to partake in the BBCA Mentoring Scheme
  • BBCA services and activities