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Applications for our 2022 programme are open!

9-16 April, 2022 - Old Swinford Hospital school

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 10 to 18.


Who can join us?

If you’re aged 10-18 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 course information page. 

NCCB  is for musicians aged 10 to 14 with grades 4 or above. Younger musicians can apply. Please contact for more information. 

NYCB is a more advanced ensemble for musicians aged 12-18 with grade 7 and above.

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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