We offer musical training at the highest international level combined with a flexible programme of study tailored to individual needs. All this takes place in a happy, vibrant, stimulating and balanced environment.
Our Brass Department has received international and national recognition for providing high quality instrumental and ensemble tuition. For over 30 years this musically vibrant and highly regarded department has forged a close association with the current music industry and prides itself on its ability to enable its pupils to be successful young musicians in the twenty first century.
Ross Brown heads a distinguished faculty, and the department has close links with many leading conservatoires and universities in this country and abroad. Specialist schemes of study are available on trumpet (including piccolo trumpet, Eb/D trumpet, flugelhorn, natural trumpet), horn (including natural horn), tenor trombone (including alto trombone), bass trombone, cornet, euphonium and tuba.
Bach trumpet ensemble: For Year 10 pupils
Brass quintets: Senior School pupils
Cathedral brass: Senior School pupils – symphonic size
Dalverne natural trumpets
Fantini natural trumpets
Senior horn ensemble
Years 7-9 horn ensemble
Junior School brass ensemble
Junior School trumpet ensemble
Natural horn ensemble
Reiche natural trumpets
Senior brass ensemble
Senior School trumpet ensemble
Shore natural trumpets
Symphonic brass: Years 7-9 pupils – symphonic size
Tower trumpet ensemble
Trumpet Performance Class: Senior School pupils
Trumpet Performance Class: Junior School – Year 9 pupils
Year 9 brass ensemble
10 piece brass
Ross Brown – Co-ordinator of Brass Studies
Simon de Souza
I have such admiration for the work with trumpet students at Wells. The record of producing great brass players speaks for itself and the caring approach you take to all your students is wonderful.
Working with such a motivated and talented group of brass pupils and a highly skilled and dedicated team of brass staff is extremely fulfilling. I always receive a warm welcome in such a beautiful place.
Thank you for making me so welcome at Wells last week, I had a thoroughly enjoyable day!
The brass staff are doing wonderful things. I was impressed by the general standard but by the younger players in particular. It is my guess that Wells have started many of these players off…
Since 1986 the brass department has achieved a 100% success rate for entry into music conservatoires. Each year approximately 75% of brass pupils are successful in being awarded major scholarships. Brass pupils have been awarded places at all the major UK music conservatoires (including The Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music, Trinity Laban College, The Royal Welsh College of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music), top universities (including Oxford and Cambridge) as well as prestigious music conservatoires abroad (including Amsterdam, San Francisco and Bern).
Join us for an inspiring and fun week!
Our world-class tutors will nurture young musicians (aged 10-18) to develop their skills and confidence by exploring a range of exciting musical styles. This course isn’t suitable for complete beginners – you will need a basic ability to play your instrument and read music.
£945 Boarding £745 Day