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Congratulations to our 2024 Ambassadors

Written by The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on December 14, 2023

After more than a year of piloting, thought and refinement, we’re excited to officially launch The NYBBGB Ambassador Band!

The Ambassador Band will be a standard sized brass band (which may be broken down into smaller ensembles for certain performances and events) and will comprise the best musicians of The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

“Nurturing young talent in all of its forms is an integral part of The NYBBGB’s mission, with young people encouraged to develop their confidence and leadership skills, so each member of the Ambassador Band has been chosen not only for their musical talents, but also for the example they set to other members of the Youth and Children’s Band.” said Mark Bromley, CEO.

The Band’s inaugural performance is a collaboration with the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) for the youth world premiere of Gavin Higgins’ Concerto Grosso in Liverpool and London, and promises to be an exceptional event. Of the collaboration Gavin said: “I am truly honoured that The NYBBGB and NYO will showcase my Concerto Grsso in London and Liverpool next Easter. These remarkable institutions, comprised of exceptionally talented young musicians, embody a promising future in the world of music.”

NYBBGB Director of Artistic Planning Robert Childs reflected on the historic project: “I’ve been associated with The NYBBGB for fifty years and this collaboration with NYO on Gavin Higgins’ composition is the most prestigious event I can remember. Being a member of the Ambassador Band is the highest accolade a player can receive from The NYBBGB. It is membership of a truly elite ensemble.”

The members of The 2024 NYBBGB Ambassador Band are: Elizabeth Chung, Lewis Barton, Stephanie Jonas, Katie Skey, Isabel Deans, Ciaran Reiff-Marganiec, Alexander Rebel, Nerys Davies, Phoebe Mallinson, George Fearnley, Alice Clarke, Molly Clough, Matthew Hurst, William Bennett, Malachy Cullen, Thomas Hall, Rosa Shepherd, Nathaniel Wardroper-Hughes, Jake Bartlett, Harry Porthouse, Imogen Fewster, Ben Russon and Eleanor Gaskell.

Details and tickets of our collaboration with the NYO on Gavin Higgins’ Concerto Grosso in Liverpool and London can be found on our What’s On page.

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