The National Youth Concert Band and National Children’s Concert Band are exciting and challenging groups for wind, brass and percussion players aged 11 to 18.
We’re delighted to announce that Easter 2021 will see the inaugural course for the National Children’s Concert Band. This band is for younger members aged 11-14 with Grade 4 or above. It will run at the same time and in the same school as the NYCB course from 3-10 April, 2021 and will be conducted by the award winning and well respected educator, Jane Conway. Click here for more information.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! for our Easter 2021 Course. The residential will run from April 3-10 at the Old Swinford Hospital school with an end of course concert in the Elgar Hall at Birmingham University.
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Who can join us?
If you’re aged 11-18 and play a wind, brass or percussion instrument, we are the course for you! We welcome applications from any standard from Grade 4 to Grade 8/Diploma level For more details, look at our FAQ page.
Auditions take place from late Autumn to early Spring and are all online to make them as accessible as possible! Videos will be watched by a specialist tutor and our Musical Director.
Once on the course, you’ll participate in intensive sectional rehearsals with a team of experienced and passionate tutors as well as full rehearsals in the whole band. Members can also get involved in a variety of creative workshops, masterclasses and performances including chamber music, jazz, composition and solo performance.
If this sounds like something you’d like to do, click here to apply!