We are a community music organisation based in Royal Leamington Spa, with a proud history dating back to the early 1900s.
Today we have three active bands: Royal Spa Brass, Buddin' Brass (Grade 3+) and Brass Roots (Grades 0-3). We also have a Brass Quintet and an Oompah Band!
You will find us at:
The Band Factory
Unit 13 Althorpe Street
We are a voluntary, non-profit making organisation, with a proud history stretching back to the early 1900s. Our permanent home is at The Band Factory in Althorpe Street, Old Town Leamington Spa. It is a fantastic facility with large rehearsal space, practice rooms, recreational space, kitchen, and its own car park.
We have one of the best modern brass music libraries in the country (upwards of 1100 titles), some wonderful percussion instruments, and a large stock of fine brass instruments purchased with the help of grants from The Arts Council Lottery Funding and The Foundation for Sport and the Arts.
Whoever you are, and whatever your capabilities, you can play your part in our activities - you don't have to be a brilliant musician to join in. There are no auditions or tests. The only thing we ask is that you commit to working hard and to enjoying yourself! Over the years, many hundreds of local people have enjoyed banding with Royal Spa Brass.
In addition to the regular rehearsals for our various bands and ensembles we run special projects and activities including workshops, masterclasses and frequent concerts and public performances. The more experienced Royal Spa Brass players are always on hand to provide encouragement and help to those just starting out.
Jephson Gardens is a beautiful formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington Spa. It's the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic. Lots of colourful flowerbeds and interesting sculptures make for a great day out.
The gardens are open every day from 8am. Closing times vary between 4pm and 9pm depending on the time of year. See entrance gates for current closing times.
There are multiple car parks nearby, some of which are free and other are pay and display.
as well as the bandstand, facilities in the gardens include...
Glasshouse - interesting tropical plants, goldfish pond and observation beehive
The Aviary Café – beautiful Victorian tea pavilion
Jephson's event venue – weddings, conferences and celebrations
Leam Boat Centre - boating in Mill Gardens
The Sensory Garden - taste garden, mirrored arch and colourful planting
East Lodge - art studio run by Leamington Studio Artists
East Lodge Garden - beehive with insect-friendly planting and gazebo from Chelsea Flower Show
Trees – around 140 species of native and non-native trees
Formal flowerbeds - colourful summer and winter bedding displays
Explore the sculpture collection and find the rhino, dragon and hedgehog
Watch ducks and geese on the lake
Play area in Mill Gardens
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.