About Us

The Brass Shack is the creation of bandsmen Jason Smith and Brent Warren. With over 80 years combined experience of the brass banding world, Jason and Brent are proud to offer their knowledge to musicians of all levels, to ensure you choose the right instrument or equipment for you.

Meet Jason

As a Bandsman of around 42 years, Jason has a wealth of experience in the brass band movement, both as player and conductor. Jason also owns an accredited and registered brass instrument repair business - Rochdale Brass Instrument Repairs, which allows him to offer expert advice to players of all ages and abilities. This helps the clients to make a trustworthy choice and at a price that’s affordable to them, ensuring that they get excellent value for their playing enjoyment and development. It also ensures that all instruments supplied through the Brass Shack come, having been checked over and fully serviced. 

Meet Brent

Brent currently works as brass tutor for the Blackpool Music Service and Rochdale Council. He has a wealth of experience stretching over 19 years, of teaching children of all ages throughout primary and secondary school. He is a dedicated bandsman, and has held the principal euphonium position for 47 years, 18 of which were at championship level. His many years as a tutor has provided him with the knowledge and experience with all instruments makes, from beginner to professional level, and Brent is happy to offer his valuable advice to anyone wishing to purchase a new or second hand instrument.