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NYBBGB Bursary Run

Written by The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on July 24, 2021

As the National Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain meet for their summer courses three members of the team are working extra hard.  Brett Baker (trustee), Mark Bromley (Chief Executive Officer) and Richard Milton (Operations Manager) having been collectively running 270 km to raise funds for bursaries.

Brett Baker said

“The NYBBGB Bursary Fund is a cause close to my heart as I was a member of the band myself and it was such an important part of my life as a teenager. It is really important that we provide bursaries for talented young musicians to attend our courses. I was inspired to set myself a running challenge and the 270km is the distance from our summer course this year in Repton to our 2022 summer course in Taunton.”

The team have now raised over £1,600 and will complete their run on the last day of the summer courses – August 7th, which is the date of the Youth Band concert.  If you would like to support them by making a donation, you can visit their fundraising page here –

Funding Development Manager Louise Shaw said

“We are so pleased with Brett, Mark and Richard supporting the organisation in this way.  The NYBBGB is a charity and we have big ambitions.  We need funding to provide bursaries every year.  We also want to develop our work and support more young brass and percussion musicians become the soloists, teachers, conductors and music leaders of the future.”

Do check out their progress, as Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bromley stated

“It’s been good fun doing this challenge and I have even got a little bit fitter.  I have to admit though that we have all been a little competitive, both in terms of the distance run and the amount raised.”

For more information about making a donation to, or fundraising for, the NYBBGB please do contact Louise Shaw on [email protected] / 01223 737831.

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