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Welcome to the National Youth Concert Band!

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.



Course postponement - After studying government guidelines and researching the latest advice from educational and musical institutions we have taken the difficult decision to postpone until the summer for the wellbeing of our members, staff and their families. The new dates are 24-31 July at Old Swinford Hospital and we look forward to seeing you all there! 

Keep following  us on social media and on our website for exciting announcements about our Virtual Easter course.

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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!

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