• Welcome to Youth Brass 2000!
  • European Youth Champions 2018!
  • We won the National Youth Championships 2019!
  • 6 times Youth National Champion Band!
  • 4barsrest Youth Band of the Year 2018!
    Join us!

Youth Brass 2000 win the 2020 British Open Youth Championship!

Youth Brass 2000 win the 2020 Butlins Youth Championship!

Ed - our principal baritone took the solo prize!

Youth Brass 2000 win the 2019 National Youth Championship!

We have now won this contest for 6 years in a row!

Youth Brass 2000 win the 2018 British Youth Open!

We have now won this contest for 7 years in a row!

What is Youth Brass 2000?

We are a multi award-winning youth brass band located in the English East Midlands. We rehearse on Sunday nights in Wilbarston, Northamptonshire and welcome young brass players of all abilities.

Can I book Youth Brass 2000?

Yes! We perform public concerts as well as fetes, garden parties and other private functions. We would be delighted to hear from you and arrange a concert for you.

What exactly is a brass band?

We thought you may be wondering this... A brass band is a unique ensemble that is composed entirely of brass instruments, and has been contributing to the sound of Britain for over 100 years.

Who is in Youth Brass 2000?

We are a band of brass players under the age of 19. There is no lower age limit, and we have had members who are 8 years' old previously. Our alumni have highly varied careers...

Come and see us in Concert!

Recent news…

Cathy Fountain hangs up her baton

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After 8 glorious years as Resident Musical Director of Youth Brass 2000, Cathy Fountain has finally decided to ‘hang up the baton’. Cathy was an integral part of the musical team at the multi-award winning band – alongside the incomparable … Read More

Corby Lottery

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The Corby Lottery supports Youth Brass 2000, in that from each ticket purchased a small donation is made to our band. Not only is this an important source of income for us, but you might win a jackpot prize of … Read More

Birmingham Conservatoire – Youth Band in Residence!

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We are honoured and delighted to be able to announce that we have been selected as the very first “Youth Band in Residence” at the famous Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. We are very much looking forward to working with the Conservatoire … Read More

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2016

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  • Sun
    14
    Feb
    2016
  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016

    Youth Brass 2000 in Concert

    15:00

    The Core, The Cube, Corby, UK.

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    A chance to see Youth Brass 2000 in Concert as we perform for the Corby Rotary Club.  This afternoon concert promises to be fun for all the family!

  • Sun
    17
    Apr
    2016

    National Youth Championships of Great Britain

    Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

    More Information     Click here to listen to Black Dyke play Mansions of Glory  (Soundcloud)

    4barsrest runners, riders and pre-contest report 

  • Sat
    30
    Apr
    2016
    Sun
    01
    May
    2016

    European Youth Championships

    Lille, France

    We are again proud to be representing England at the European Championships (Youth Section)

  • Fri
    08
    Jul
    2016

    Music for Youth

    Symphony Hall, Birmingham

    We are delighted to have been invited to play at Music for Youth. Click here to go to the MfY website for more details;.

    All being well, we’ll be on stage at the Symphony Hall at 12 noon, then performing in the outside tent at 5pm – come and see us in action! 

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  • Sun
    24
    Jul
    2016

    Oakham Bandstand

    14:00-16:00

    Oakham Bandstand, Oakham, Rutland, UK

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    Come to the park in Oakham and enjoy the sun as we play some of our favourite music.

  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2016
    Sun
    14
    Aug
    2016

    European Tour

    Lake Garda, Italy

  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016

    Concert

    3pm

    Rushden Walled Garden, Rushden, Northamptonshire

     

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    We have again been invited to play at this delightful outdoor venue. Bring your deckchairs and picnic and listen to our band play some of our favourite summer music!

  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016

    Concert

    6pm Wilbarston Village Hall Please note earlier time - now 6pm.

    Wilbarston

    We are delighted to be performing a concert in our “home” at Wilbarston village hall. We try to do this each year as a sort of thankyou to the hall committee for housing us and a lot of our kit for the last 12 months!
    Tickets available on the door – £5.50 adults, children 12-16 £2, accompanied children under 12 free.

    Change of date – please note that this concert has now been brought forward 1 week to Sunday Oct 9th – 6pm start.

  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    Concert

    7.30pm

    St Dionysius Church, Market Harborough

    Tickets are available to buy direct from the church office and Market Harborough music in town. Alternatively please contact Karen at Gildings Auctioneers on 01858410414 or sales@gildings.co.uk to reserve tickets and they can be paid for on the door. Side aisle and gallery seats are £6 and centre aisle are £8.
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  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016

    Concert

    6.30pm

    St Mary the Virgin church, Burton Latimer

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    Tickets £10 each, available from Mr Martin Turner
    3, Shakespeare Drive, Burton Latimer,
    Northants, NN15 5QT
    phones – Mobile 07980434693 Home 01536 723497

    Please make cheques payable to Mr M Turner.

  • Wed
    16
    Nov
    2016

    Music for Youth

    7pm The Royal Albert Hall, London!

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    We’re absolutely over the moon to have been invited to play at the Schools’s Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov 16th.

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    Sun
    20
    Nov
    2016

    Brass in Concert interval performance

    The Sage Concert Hall, Gateshead

    The Sage

    As winners of the National Youth Brass Band Entertainment Championships, Blackpool this year, we are invited to perform during the pre-results interval at the “Brass in Concert” contest. We will also be performing in the foyer area on Sat Nov 19th.

 

Twitter

Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 9:03am
@bpc_bbw Hi. Was the Youth Section webinar recorded and is it available to view? Thanks.
Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 6:13pm
Huge congratulations to our Artistic Director, Chris Jeans, and our Principal Percussionist, Josh, on their stunning victory with @TheGUSBand in the Midlands #reg2020 Championship section!

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