Brass Roots is the Shepherd Group’s 5th band, which rehearses on a Monday evening at 6.30 pm and has been designed for absolute beginners, for anyone to learn the basics of playing and reading music. 

We have a large number of instruments to learn on which are available for loan.

Our rehearsal facilities are second to none and are situated on New Lane in Huntington, York 

Even though we have over 150 players in our organisation we are always looking for new talent, so if you know anyone that would like to join any of our ensembles or learn to play a brass instrument with us then please email us at

We welcome players of all abilities and ages so please share with anyone you think may be interested!

In September several players moved up to the Academy Band and we welcomed new beginners to the ranks.

All the youngsters and adults are looking forward to the Christmas concerts at Jo Ro theatre on Dec 22nd and 23rd