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Gloucestershire Youth Brass Bands



Gloucestershire Youth Brass Bands provide young brass and percussion players with the opportunity to meet at a county level accessing regular workshops with visiting championship section bands and soloists. 

The bands are run in association with the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association drawing on young musicians from five counties.

BLAST OFF days, are open to young brass and percussion players (even if you only know a few notes - we will help you).  BLAST OFF workshops are generally one day events run in association with Gloucestershire Music, Gloucestershire Brass Band Association and the Cotswold Edge Brass Festival.

The Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band (GYBB) is open to young brass and percussion players who are at least grade 5.  GYBB was formed in 2005 to provide grade 5+ brass and percussion players with the opportunity to work with leading conductors and soloists.  The band has since won many national awards, raised money for charity and performed both at home and abroad.  Performance venues have included Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Cheltenham Town Hall. The band has attended the  National Youth Brass Band Championships at the Royal Northern College of Music 8 times and now performs in the Open Section of the championships.  Why not listen to the GYBB on YouTube...



These are course based groups that take place at various venues.  It you're interested in auditioning then contact Steve Legge on 01452 330300 or email steve.legge@gloucestershire.gov.uk


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