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Auditions for 2021 now live!

Written by The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on September 10, 2020

Auditions for the National Youth and National Children’s Brass Bands of Great Britain will be on-line this year.

Young players from across the UK are being encouraged to audition for the National Youth and National Children’s Brass Bands of Great Britain this Autumn. The ongoing issues of COVID that are faced by us all mean that the auditions will not be in their usual format but will be carried out online. Prospective band members will be asked to upload their performances for assessment by Friday 16th October and then contacted for an online interview in the last week of October which will include sight reading and scales as in the normal audition process.

The process for applying is all online also and can be found on the NYBBGB website  by following the “Join Us” links.

Richard Milton the new NYBBGB Operations Manager explained “As an organisation we are committed to getting young musicians making live music together as soon as possible and ensuring this is done safely is paramount. At this time the aim is still to run the Easter Course postponed from 2020 in 2021 and all the musicians who were expecting to be on that course have been invited back. The auditions this Autumn will be for the Summer Courses planned for July and August 2021.”

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