Sunday 15 Oct 2023
Learn our infectious beats, powerful breaks and beautiful songs.
Led by J P Courtney and his team of section directors. We'll cover a few styles of street carnival rhythms from Rio including Samba.
We supply all the instruments - Surdo 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Caixa 12" & 14", Repique, Tamborim, Agogô 4 bells, Chocalho (ganza and platinela), Triangle and Timbau. All are accompanied by vocals and strings.
Our musical director (J P Courtney) is linked with many Samba Schools, Blocos, Mestres de Bateria and musicians in Rio. He is up to the minute on the latest things coming out of Rio. As well as being a highly skilled percussionist he is also a world-class tutor. J P will also have assistant directors working alongside him so there will be plenty of highly skilled musicians around to watch and learn from.
Individual - £33 early bird (first 10 places)
Full price £38
Students and self-employed musicians £25 (first 5 places)
£1.50 booking fee
Please read our full terms and conditions here
The bateria rehearsaing our Ghostbusters break in Birmingham.
Join our band!
The purpose of this class is to give you a flavour of the music we perform. If afterwards you are interested in joining the band please read though the information on the main band registration page to make sure that you meet all the criteria to be able to take part.
Please note this is not suitable to people who are new to the world of music and drumming. The class will move at a medium to fast pace and participants are expected to learn the material and study it in-between rehearsals.
Participants who go on to join for the full year will get a £20 reduction for each open day they attend.
We perform at a combination UK and international events. Plans are already taking shape for some projects in 2024. We also work with visiting artists from Rio and other talented professionals who join us on the stage. More news on that when you've joined.