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. See below for information on how to apply for an audition.
The Children’s Band
The Children’s Band is the place to create music, spark imagination and create life-long musical memories. We accept players aged 8 to 13 who are of a Grade 5 standard or equivalent. The 2023 fee for the residential course, which includes all tuition, accommodation and food is £525 (bursaries and leadership grants are also available).
Applying to be a part of this incredible musical experience cannot be easier!
The Youth Band
The Youth Band is a progressive and inclusive youth organisation championing innovation and diversity. We accept players aged 13 to 18 who are of a Grade 8 standard or equivalent. The 2023 fee for each residential course (one is held at Easter and one in the Summer), which includes all tuition, accommodation and food is £650 (bursaries are also available).
Our aim is to improve young people’s musicianship and expand their horizons.