NYBB Easter Course Underway

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain is currently enjoying its Easter Course in Taunton under the leadership of Director of Musical Planning Dr Robert Childs. The band is working hard towards the sold-out end of course concert at the Dora Stoutzker Hall in Cardiff where they will give a world premiere performance of Sir Karl Jenkins’ ‘Fragile Earth’. The programme will also feature guest soloist David Childs performing Peter Graham’s ‘Force of Nature’ as well as works that pay tribute to former Musical Director Geoffrey Brand.

Preparations are also well underway for the following week where the NYBBGB Ambassador Band will join forces with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain to perform Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra'. The performances will take place in Liverpool (Friday 12th April) and London (Sunday 14th April).

Ahead of the concert performances, the band has a busy week planned with it’s now traditional open day on Friday 5th April. This is a golden opportunity for prospective members to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a member of the prestigious organisation. There’s also plenty of enrichment opportunities for the young people including a careers masterclass, informal concert and even a pool tournament, where it’s rumoured that the MD has a free-pass into the semi-final!

Congratulations to all those representing their country this week with additional plaudits to the fortunate few who have secured principal seats, as listed below:

Cornet: Lewis Barton
Soprano: Ben Fearnley
Flugel: Phoebe Mallinson
Horn: George Fearnley
Baritone Grace Butcher
Trombone: Will Bennett
Bass Trombone: Malachy Cullen
Euphonium: Thomas Hall
Eb Bass: Holly Musgreave and Ben Russon
BBb bass: Nathanial Wardroper-Hughes
Percussion: Jack Littlewood


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