The Barnsley Metropolitan Band are a partner organisation of Barnsley Music Education Hub and were crowned Yorkshire Are 4th Section Champions 2013
A busy and varied concert schedule can lead to over 30 performances in a year at various local, regional and national events. The band also regularly organises foreign concert tours, which are enjoyed by members, and the ever popular 'Bandfest', an annual band festival held at Elsecar Heritage Centre.
Membership crosses the generations and includes a good mix of ages currently ranging from 10 - 65. Young people are encouraged to progress through our partner Junior and Intermediate bands who are directed by Barnsley Music Service Staff. A number of family groups enjoy band membership together which creates a special supportive atmosphere within the band.
The band is conducted by Alex Francis (Service Development Officer - Barnsley Music service) and rehearses weekly at the Music Centre, The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, Wednesday 6.45pm - 9.00pm.
Yorkshire Area Champions 2013