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

DBS Checks

As a registered umbrella body, Brass Bands England will endeavour to process DBS check applications quickly and without any fuss for bands.

This service is free of charge for volunteers of member bands, but a charge of £45.00 per DBS check will be made for applications received from non-member bands and other organisations.

It is very important that all bands use the DBS.  We advise you to take a look at the procedures you have in place to see if they are up to date.

We advise that any members who work directly with young people agree to a DBS check. If you apply for some grants or apply for charitable status you will need to have your DBS checks in place.

If you have any queries, as a first port of call, see our DBS FAQ page.  If you would still like more information or assistance concerning your DBS applications please contact the National Office.