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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.



We’re excited  to announce the creation of NYCB+. Featuring masterclasses in performance, composition and instrumental technique with professionals from all over the world, NYCB+ online events will give our members the highest quality tuition, all year round. Our first event, supported by BASBWE, will run from 5-9 April 2021.

Applications are open for our first ever Summer Course! The dates are 24-31 July at Old Swinford Hospital and we look forward to seeing you all there!  Apply here on our website.

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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 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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