• 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…

Gary Fountain


After several months of persuading and deliberating Youth Brass 2000 are thrilled to announce the appointment of Gary Fountain to the position of Resident Conductor to work alongside our Artistic Director of Music Chris Jeans. Gary is a person and … Read More

Corby Lottery


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!


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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  • Sun

    British Mineworkers' - Youth Section

    12 noon onwards


    Butlins Skyline Resort, Skegness

    dsc_0308 We will again be taking part in the British Mineworkers’ Contest (Youth Section) at Butlins, Skegness. This is a great day out – supporters – get this date in your diaries now! Details of how to obtain day tickets to follow soon.

  • Sun

    British Open Youth Contest

    12 noon onwards

    The Guildhall, Preston, Lancs.


    The British Open Youth contest is part of the much bigger “Brass at the Guild” contest held each year held at the Guildhall, Preston. We will be there defending our title!

  • Sun

    National Youth Entertainment Championships, Blackpool.

    all day Sunday Feb 12th

    The Opera House, Winter Garden Complex, Blackpool.

    Blackpool Championships 2016
    Blackpool Championships 2016

    We’re off to Blackpool again – we have a title to retain! We always make a weekend of this, travelling to Blackpool on the Friday evening, then rehearsing during the Saturday. Sunday is the Big Day, when we perform at the amazing Opera House – one of the largest theatres in the country! We won this contest in 2016 with our “Napoleonic” performance of “Beyond the Tamar”. What are we doing this year? You’ll have to wait and see, but we can promise you won’t be disappointed!  

  • Sun

    National Youth Championships

    The University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT

    Once again we will be competing in this prestigious contest, at which we won a “hat trick” of three wins in a row last year. Can we pull off another win this year? Join us to find out!

  • Sun

    European Youth Championships

    Kursaal Westhelling 12
    8400 Oostende

    Having won the National Championships in 2016, we are delighted to have been invited to represent England at the European Championships, to be held in Ostend, Belgium this year. We came 2nd last year, can we pull off a win this time round?


  • Sat

    Concert at The Cube, Corby


    The Core at Corby Cube, George Street,
    Corby NN17 1QG

    We will be in concert at The Cube, Corby – come along to see us in action! Lots of interesting and varied music, plus excerpts from some of our contest performances this year. We can promise you a concert to remember! 

  • Sun

    Bandstand concert in Ashbourne, Derbys.


    Memorial Gardens, Ashbourne DE6 1GR

    Join us for an afternoon of brilliant brass band music in Ashbourne Derbyshire. We are delighted to have been invited to close the prestigious Ashbourne

  • Sat

    Concert - Stamford Trinity Methodist Church


    Trinity Methodist Church, 11 Barn Hill, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, PE9 2AE,

    We are delighted to have been invited to perform a concert at Stamford Trinity Methodist Church. We have performed here before, so we are very much looking forward to another visit!
    Tickets priced at £10 (£8 concessions – under 16 & over 60) available from Stamford Arts Centre – tel 01780 763203 and from the church.They will also be available on the door.

  • Sun

    Concert - Wilbarston Village Hall


    Once again we will be performing a concert at our home location, Wilbarston Village Hall. This concert is held in aid of hall funds. Come along and see us perform – lots of well-known foot-tapping music plus a variety of banding classics. Tickets available on the door – price £6 – u16 – £2.

    Please note change of time – this concert now starts at 6pm.

  • Sat

    Market Harborough Golf Club (private event)

    7.30pm Market Harborough Golf Club, Oxendon Rd Market Harborough Leics LE16 8NB

    A Christmas Concert at the golf club.




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