Why we exist

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBB) and the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain (NCBB) are the UK’s leading brass bands for children and teenagers.

The Band exists to give exceptionally gifted young brass instrumentalists the opportunity to perform advanced music and receive the highest quality teaching, care and help to provide the brass band movement and the music profession with the next generation of brass players. At all times the Band's first priority is the safety and well-being of the brass musicians of the future.

Not only does the Band provide talented youngsters with opportunities to play brass music to the highest standard, but also to improve their musicianship and musical horizons.

"My final course has been humbling, inspiring and highly enjoyable. Though I am not pursuing music as a career, my time with the Band has been invaluable, something I will always cherish. Looking back I now see this has not been a long lesson in how to play a brass instrument, but in how to pursue my goals, conduct myself and live my life. Thank you."