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About Us

Our Organisation

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.

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

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

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

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Our friendly team

Founded by Dr Denis Wright, in 1952, we have a Board of Trustees chaired by John Gillam and a friendly management team all of whom have a passion for brass.
John Gillam
Mark Bromley
Robert Childs
Director of Artistic Planning
Louise Shaw
Funding Development Manager
Richard Milton
Operations Manager
Pearl Lovegrove
Audience Development Manager
Philip Holt
Finance Manager