Costume & Design
Come and join our bateria workshops and learn samba drumming and percussion. All ages and abilities are welcome, so no experience is necessary, and there are beginners courses as well as rehearsals for beginners and regular/intermediate players. There's no need to book in advance, just come along to a taster session to try it out, or register for one of our beginner courses. You can also join as a member and play on parade with the School.
All sticks and instruments are provided at our workshops, but if you have your own instrument you are welcome to bring it along.
Please check the Workshop Details on the right for full dates, costs and times of our workshops.
Brighton School of Samba's bateria sessions are led by our Bateria Directors Malcolm Duffitt, Russell Fielding and Craig Radmall, and the School regularly host workshops with guest instructors.
Guest Bateria InstructorsSince our inception, we have held bateria workshops with a number of inspiring and experienced guest instructors from both the UK and Rio, the home of samba. Guest instructors working with the bateria include:
We are privileged to have two members of the Brasilian group Tudo Bem! join us for summer performances. Monica Ribeiro and Pedro Martin first performed with the Brighton School of Samba at Brighton Pride 2011. Since then, they serenaded us at our 4th birthday party in 2011, joined us for the Brighton's Brasil Carnival in the Pavilion Theatre, and the Kemp Town Carnival Launch Party at the Concorde2, as well as enhancing our school performance in the parade at Brighton Pride 2012.
BSS Sweatshirts and T-shirts
Brighton School of Samba has a range of tops available for purchase - download the order form for details on sizes and prices
Next ordering date 1st March 2013 - please ensure forms and payments are made by this date
Download BSS Order Form (.doc)
BSS logo sweatshirts for dance and bateria
Long-sleeved tops with embroidered BSS logo on left chest, Brighton School of Samba printed across the back - choose from two colours: Turquoise for Dance section, Navy for Bateria section.
BSS logo bateria t-shirts
Short-sleeved t-shirts, crew neck, with BSS logo printed on left chest, Brighton School of Samba printed across the back
Our next performance is at the Amex Stadium on May 4th.
Costs for the bateria workshops leading up to this performance are:
Access to Music Studios
Brighton Electric Studios
Please Note: Bateria workshop venues may be subject to change.