The Rising Stars band is the entry level Youth Band in the organisation. The band is usually made up of the youngest players, many of whom begin to play an instrument in this band. The aim of this first step on the ladder is to encourage children to make music with others, with the emphasis on playing together and basic note reading. Instruments can be provided to new players if required.
Tutors work with the young players developing their skills with the aim of them moving up to the Youth Band when their ability is of sufficient standard. There is usually a transition period when they will be expected to play in both bands, until they are comfortable with the higher standards in the Youth Band.
The Rising Stars band take part in several concerts and engagements each year.