Mr John Wyndham MBE founded the band with a vision of encouraging its young members to develop self-discipline and a team spirit. His own positive experiences in the Sea Cadets gave him the desire to emulate that arena but also to push the boundaries further. His achievements are very evident in the splendid youth band we see today.
The bands ethos remains the same today as it was in the beginning aiming to encourage and train young musicians, to develop them both mentally and physically for the demanding musical schedule of concert and marching performance. Band members are regularly exposed to a variety of musical experiences such as performing with professional military bands performing concerts and displays extensively in the UK and abroad and rehearsing twice weekly come rain or shine. The Band's main endeavour is engagements of a ceremonial nature and as such lead Brentwood's Remembrance Parade and through its young members helps to keep alive acknowledgement of the sacrifices made by service men and women of the Armed services.