Join Us

Join us

Fancy having a go at playing samba?  Then why not join us!

No musical experience is necessary.  All we ask is that you are aged 16 or over.

We rehearse every Tuesday at Rushmere Community Hub, Ipswich.  Rehearsals start at 7.30pm but people arrive from 7pm onwards to set up.  We finish rehearsing around 9.30pm, with a break in the middle.


So what can you expect?

Firstly we will be in normal clothes!  We only tend to don our costumes for gigs.

When you arrive you will find us in the main hall, directly opposite the main entrance.  Just let someone know that you would like to join and they will point you in the right direction.

From there on in we will throw you in at the deep end.  Our rehearsals are a mix of playing through pieces and learning new material.  You will get put into an instrumental section, usually the bell or tam section, and buddied up with another member who will show you what to play for each piece.

Don’t panic!  We don’t expect you to be note perfect from the start.  Most of our members had little or no musical experience when they first joined us.  They all started in the same way and learnt through playing along and picking it up as they went.


How much does it all cost?

Your first session is free of charge.  After that each member pays weekly subs of £2.  This covers refreshments and hire of the hall.

Should you choose to join us on a regular basis there is an annual payment of £10 which goes into our instrument fund.

You will also receive a new member pack which will give you some guidance on instruments, hand signals and other general info about the band.

If you would like further information about joining us then please contact us at or 07771 457385