Bassists, drummers, guitarists, vocalists and Keyboard players aged 11 to 19 are welcome. Musicians will be streamed by proficiency rather than age in order to ensure that they are playing in a band with others of the same ability. Please note - we cannot accept inexperienced players.
British School of Rock students: we will refer to your instructors in order to ascertain your level.
External applicants: Please use our contact form or call Head Office so we can discuss the level of experience required before you submit an application.
Join the Band!
What to expect
Successful BritFest applicants will receive an information pack in June. This will tell them their band allocation and give them a list of six songs, unique to their band, that they must prepare themselves to a good standard in advance of the course.
During the first four days they will be allocated their band manager, work with a professional stylist and a performance coach and spend time on stage working with a producer. Interspersed with song analysis and set list arrangements are intensive band tuition sessions with their specialist instructors. There are daily structured rehearsal sessions. Right from the start the band always does everything together!
On the Friday morning there will be a sitzprobe for each band together with meetings with the sound engineer, the video crew and the stills photographer. After final soundchecks there will be a short break before the concert doors open.
The most exciting workshop of the year! Five days of intense preparation, tuition and rehearsal lead to a full concert, with full PA and lights. Now in its fourth year.
Monday 3rd August to Friday 7th August 2020
10am to 4pm daily, ending with a concert on the Friday evening.
Tiffin Girls' School Kingston-upon-Thames
Ages: 11 - 19 years
Cost: £325 - Which includes a professionally produced DVD of the BritFest Concert
A deposit of £100 (non-refundable) is required on registration. Due to Covid 19 the balance will fall due as soon as we have confirmation of venue availability. Participants will be notified by email.
Due to the amount of preparation involved, any cancellations after April 30th will be subject to loss of all course fees.