How can I join a marching band?

How can I join a marching band? How can I learn to play an instrument for free?


Aged 10+ ? Join The Senior Band

Being a member of the Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps requires commitment and dedication but is a truly worthwhile hobby.

Membership of the band is open to boys and girls up to the age of 21.

Whilst there is not a requirement for new members to have previous musical experience it is certainly an advantage. All new members whether beginners or experienced players will have access to professional music teachers to assist them in learning.

Marching is taught immediately to all new members in order for them to participate in band shows as soon as possible. Uniforms and instruments are provided on free loan.

Do you want to travel the UK, Europe and beyond?

Aged 8-10? – Join The Academy

In February 2010 the band launched the RDTC Academy aimed at younger aspiring musicians between the age of 8-10 years.  The academy will provide one hours tuition in music and drill on a Tuesday nights from a professional music teacher and membership to the academy is free, as is the instrument on loan. The organisation is being run as a feeder to the main band in a few years time, however catering and understanding for the younger childrens needs so they can enjoy their learning of a new skill.


The academy has proved to be very popular with 16 arriving on its opening night and membership beginning to grow.  We still have some instruments available athough we anticipate soon having a waiting list to join.

Band members are expected to attend all practices, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with the additional practices as required and once in uniform all shows. We currently rehearse at Former Ingrebourne School, Taunton Road, Harold Hill, Essex, RM3 7YT.


If you want to find out more:

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Call our Recruitment Officers

Karen – 07709 279045 & Luke – 07947 747441

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