About us

The Society was founded in 1949 by Jack Cogan who was Music Master at Braintree High School and Choirmaster and Organist at St Peter’s Church.  A Gilbert and Sullivan enthusiast, the first stage production was The Pirates of Penzance in 1951 which he produced, musically directed and conducted.

BMS has produced a wide variety of challenging musicals – the 100th show, Anything Goes, was performed in October 2007 at the Braintree Institute. Our most recent productions include ‘A Musical Double Bill‘ featuring ‘Trial By Jury’ and ‘A Night At The Movies’ in June 2015, and ‘Godspell’ in June 2016.

In addition, from time to time, groups have given concerts, parties, floats entered in the carnival procession and other entertainment events.  Over the years, many of those involved have been whole families and indeed a number of a second generation have followed in their parents’ footsteps.

If you would like to know more about our Society,

please get in touch by e-mailing us at:

braintreemusicalsoc@gmail.com