Unveiling of our Summer concert series

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain the UK’s leading brass bands for children and young people, has announced the concert programmes for its two forthcoming live back-to-back courses and concerts.

The Youth Band concert will be held on 7 August at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire a week after the Children’s Band concert which will be held on 30 July at Repton School. This will be the first time that both bands have run physical residential courses and live concerts since 2019.

The Children’s Band course and concert will be led by Professor Nicholas Childs, Musical Director of Black Dyke, with Philip Harper, Musical Director of Cory Band, leading the Youth Band course and concert.

Leading lights

Guest soloist for the Children’s Band will be euphonium virtuoso Gary Curtin whilst guest soloist for the Youth Band will be international trombone soloist, Ian Bousfield. Gary Curtin is solo euphonium of Fodens Band, one of the world’s leading brass bands, whilst Ian Bousfield, is a former member of the London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic and an alumnus of the NYBBGB.

Repertoire for the concerts can be found in the Whats On section of the Band’s website nybbgb.org.uk

Mark Bromley, NYBBGB CEO, said:

“We can’t wait for the residential courses and concerts, with a live audience. They will be our first in two years.

The Summer series features a new commission from Fredrick Schjelderup, Clara Price narrating her own poem ‘Where She Sings Freely’ set to music by Lucy Pankhurst, world class conductors and soloists. It’s going to be awesome.”

Tickets for both concerts are expected to go sale in late June. Please check our Whats On page and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire box office for details.

View the concert programmes here:

The Children's Band Summer Concert

The Youth Band Summer Concert

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