The Whitby Brass Band, celebrating 150 years of community music making, owes much of its longevity to the Junior Band Program.

Throughout the life of the band there has been a realization that a steady influx of new members would be required to sustain the group, so a secondary "training" group has existed in one form or another.

Since the 1950's, the Junior Band (in its present form) has been training both young and old musicians to the level required to enter the Senior Band. We provide the instrument, the music and the training, and all we ask for is commitment and a desire to be the best you can be! There is only a small fee to cover the cost of the instruction book and when the beginner graduates to the band they must purchase a band uniform shirt. The entire cost of the program is about $30 or $40!

Over the years the band has had many generations of families as members. Currently we have three families with members in both the Junior and Senior Band! One such family has three generations currently enrolled.

The band is open to anyone regardless of age or experience, however, players with some experience must go through a basic audition to be placed in the band.

The Whitby Brass Junior Band is starting up again this September! An information/registration night will be held with new Junior Bandmaster Andrew Cherry on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm at the rehearsal room in the basement of the Centennial Building.