The UK’s leading brass bands for children and young people

Offering talented young brass and percussion musicians an outstanding musical experience.

Our ambition

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB) is the UK’s leading brass band charity for children and young people. We exist to give the brightest young brass and percussion musicians the opportunity to develop their musicianship, play together and inspire others.

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The NYBBGB Weston Conductors’ Competition

This, the Band’s inaugural conductors’ competition, supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation, is a major step in creating opportunities for up-and-coming musicians to make an impact on today’s youth music scene.

Our philosophy

We aim to offer talented young brass band musicians an outstanding musical experience. We do this through:

World-class teachers 

We work with some of the best brass band tutors in the world, as well as other leading educationalists

Lifelong friendships

Our inspirational courses support the development of new friendships with amongst young people with a shared love of music

Innovative music

We perform some of the traditional pieces whilst we also challenge and extend what we can play and so commission new pieces from leading composers

Equal opportunities

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive organisation. We keep costs for participation low and provide financial and pastoral support for those who need it

Auditions now open


Support us

As we benefit from generous grants from Arts Council England and the Department for Education, this helps us create inspirational courses and provide world-class educational and performance opportunities.

With help from our Friends Scheme and one-off or regular donations we can help deliver these life-long memories to the talented brass and percussionists of the future.


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