Our aspirational goals

The Youth Band is a progressive youth organisation championing innovation and diversity. We accept players aged 13 to 18 who are of a Grade 8 standard or equivalent. The fee for each residential course (one is held at Easter and one in the Summer), which includes all tuition, accommodation and food is £600 (bursaries are also available).

Our aim is to improve young people’s musicianship and expand their musical horizons.

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Our vision and purpose

The Youth Band is for young people aged 12 and above who play at a Grade 8 standard or above. The Youth Band plays some demanding brass band music designed to challenge and develop the musical skills of our members. The Youth Band meets twice per year for residential courses, at Easter and in the summer. Every year the Youth Band commissions new pieces which are studied and performed during our courses. Members benefit from tuition by our world-leading instrumental tutors and perform alongside outstanding soloists. The band is conducted by high-calibre conductors from brass band and orchestral backgrounds. We also employ an exceptional team of pastoral care staff who provide support to our young members throughout the courses.

You can apply for an audition between 1st May and 31st July