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Successful #PromsInThePlayground scheme returns for 2024

Tuesday, 20 February, 2024

The Brass Bands England (BBE) #PromsInThePlayground initiative is set to return this summer, spanning the last three weeks of the school term from 8 - 26 July.

The scheme aims to connect brass bands with schools, creating mutually beneficial relationships to get young people excited about brass banding, by encouraging and supporting bands to perform in their local school playground.

BBE’s Helen Minshall said: “It’s almost time once again to fill school playgrounds across the country with brass music! The initiative has a simple mission: to connect community bands with their local schools,  encouraging lasting, strong bonds between the two.”

Those taking part will be able to benefit from BBE's national PR campaign as well as advice, support and free resources from its specialist Brass Foundations team.

Helen continued: “It’s an excellent way to bridge the gap between getting young people interested in brass banding and going on to join a band. Each year so far has seen hundreds of young people experience a performance at their school. I can’t wait to see what happens this year!“

Bespoke resources and support

#PromsInThePlayground is led by BBE’s expert team of Youth Development Brass Specialists who have created a suite of Proms In The Playground resources for bands and schools participating in the campaign. New for 2024 will be a Proms in the Playground song recorded by BBE members Ratby Band, providing backing tracks designed to allow all young people to participate in the musical experience, which will be available soon.

The Brass Foundations team are also available to answer your questions about participating in #PromsInThePlayground, and to provide support and advice on organising an event. Join them for an online drop in session on Thursday 16 May 4pm Schools drop-in, 6.30pm bands drop-in or email them at

Register an event

Register your event as soon as possible in order to benefit from the national PR campaign.

Find out more about #PromsInThePlayground and register your event now.