Alexandra Swing Band

We are a practice swing band which meets at CUFOS every Friday night. We play a great range of music – Ellington, Basie, Blues, Latin, etc. Moderate sight-reading skills are needed, but it is all very informal, so anyone is free to visit.

When: Fridays, 8–10 pm

Contact: David

Phone: 020 8883 6747

or contact: Val


Phone: 020 8883 3724

First Friday Drum Collective

A completely fresh, spontaneous and free-form drum and voice circle, happening on the first Friday of every month at CUFOS. £2 contribution. Bring munchies, drink and anything else you fancy to enhance this evening of rhythmic fun and conversation.

Contact: Tony


or contact: Rick


London Metropolitan Brass Beginners Band

Come and learn to play a brass instrument – free of charge! Suitable for all, including complete beginners, lapsed players and people looking to play brass in an ensemble for the first time.


When: Wednesday nights, 7–10 pm

Contact: Craig Boulton


Phone: 07588 868600

Palace Band

The Palace Band is a large wind ensemble for adult players of all abilities; instruments include flute, piccolo, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone (soprano/alto/tenor/baritone), and French horn. The band aims to give players the experience of playing in a larger ensemble and at the same time improving intonation, sight reading and ensemble skills. The Palace Band now comprises about 45 regular players, and there are many opportunities for playing in chamber groups.

When: Meets on alternate Sundays, 10 am–1 pm, during school terms.

Contact: Stephanie Reeve


Phone: 07966 437781