Gloucestershire Youth Brass Band
The history of GYBB.....
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.
In January 2019 the band met for the first time in several years under the direction of Ian Porthouse and guest conductors Piet Visser (Netherlands) and Remi Vilys (Lithuania).
In July 2019 the band will be performing at the National Festival of Music for Youth as well as performing at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival with Brass for Africa students and the world renowned trumpet player Wynton Marsalis.
More courses are planned for January 2020 so keep you eyes peeled and follow us on Facebook for regular updates.
For details of current courses click here