Brass Bands England - Affiliate membership

Members of Brass Bands England have membership with Making Music, which means you get full access to all of our membership benefits and resources – including our excellent insurance scheme. 


We’ve been supporting leisure-time music since 1935, and in that time we’ve built up a huge range of services, resources, knowledge and relationships to help our members easily deal with the boring stuff and get on with making music. 

We offer help and advice on everything from PRS to social media, template documents, a music bank database and charity registration services, plus events, opportunities and special projects. You can view a full list of the benefits and to access them activate your membership below


If you organise events or rehearsals you will almost certainly need public liability insurance to protect your members and the general public, not to mention covering instruments and sheet music you might own. 

As part of your membership you get access to our superb insurance packages, tailor made for leisure-time music groups, provided by Making Music Insurance Services (MMIS) and underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA). 

Exclusive Brass policy: as part of our partnership with Brass Bands England we have worked with MMIS to create a Brass package, designed to suit the insurance requirements of brass bands, and available exclusively to Brass Band England members.

Read more about our insurance

Get membership, insurance – and save money 

Even if you add them together, your MM/BBE membership and our insurance premium usually costs less than the price of a comparable insurance policy elsewhere - and that's before you take into account all the other fantastic services we provide!

Activate your membership 

To start accessing all our great benefits and to take out an insurance policy we just need a few details.

If you're not ready to take out insurance with us just yet you can still activate your membership and add insurance at a later date

Activate your membership

Please get in touch if you have any questions.