SIPS Music & Arts Community Bands

SIPS Music and Arts are pleased to be starting a new community band initiative across Sandwell in partnership with Sandwell libraries.


Community bands are free of charge, open to all musicians in the community and designed as an ideal first experience for musicians of all levels and experiences to play with other instrumentalists.

Who can attend?

– Pupils at school learning to plan an instrument in WCIT.

– Pupils receiving instrumental/vocal lessons.

– Parents, carers and teachers who previously played an instrument, maybe still own an instrument and have an interest in playing again.


All are welcome!

Community bands rehearse every Wednesday during term time 17:00-18:00 in a library near you.


Community Bands start from Wednesday 9th November 2022!

For further details please talk to your child’s instrumental teacher, email us at , phone us on 0121 569 3000 or complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.


Community Band locations are:

Great Barr Library (Vocal)

Birmingham Road

Great Barr

B43 6NW

Central West Bromwich Library (Vocal)

High Street

West Bromwich

B70 8DZ

Cradley Heath Library

Upper High St,

Cradley Heath

B64 5JU

Wednesbury Library

Walsall Road


WS10 9EH

Thimblemill Library

Thimbleill Road


B67 5RJ

Music Resources


Rehearsal Dates 2023 


Spring term 

January: 11th, 18th, 25th 

February: 1st, 8th, 15th 

March: 1st, 9th, 15th  





Summer term 

April: 19th, 26th 

May: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 

June: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  

July: 5th, 8th TBC performance at the Oak House  

Contact us about joining a community band.

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SIPS Education Music & Arts Service 

Guardian House Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich, B70 8GS