• 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

Did you see the short 4barsrest interview at the 2016 Euro contest with Chris J, Siobhan and Becca? Click here if you missed it!

2019

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  • Sun
    27
    Jan
    2019

    British Youth Open Contest

    All day The Guildhall, Preston, Lancs

    We will once again be making our trip to Preston for the annual “Brass at the Guild” contest, where we take part in the British Open Youth contest.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    Joint Concert with The Harborough Singers - postponed

    Rothwell Holy Trinity Parish Church - event postponed - click for further details.

    Regrettably this concert is postponed as Rothwell Parish Church has no heating at the moment! It is hoped to find a new date for the concert in the warmer weather!

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019

    National Youth Brass Band Championship

    tba Warwick School

    We will again be taking part in the National Championships. Can we win this contest yet again? We’ll have to wait & see!

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019

    European Youth Brass Band Contest

    All day Montreux, Switzerland

    Can we manage to pull this one off again?

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019

    Concert at the Corby Cube

    3pm Corby Cube Theatre, George St., Corby NN17 1QG

    We have again been invited by the Corby Rotary Club to perform at The Cube Theatre. We very much look forward to this event, where we will be displaying our latest music. click here to go to the Corby Cube Theatre page.

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019

    Concert - St Dionysius Church, Market Harborough

    7.30pm

    Once again we’ve been invited to perform a concert in Market Harborough, in the wonderful environment of St Dionysius Church. Come and see us perform a wide range of music, most of which is new to the band this year

    Tickets available from John Gilding on 07802 854249 – centre aisle £10, side aisles & balconies £8. They will be available on the door, but if you want the best seats, you know what to do!

  • Sun
    04
    Aug
    2019
    Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019

    Annual European Tour

    Florence area of Italy

    Each year we we have a fantastic week in Europe. This year our Tour takes us to the Florence area of Italy. We will be performing around the Florence area, and will certainly be taking in a visit to Pisa!

  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019

    Grand Reunion Concert

    Are you a former Youth Brass 2000 player? We are staging a Grand Reunion Day at the Corby Business Academy, and you are cordially invited! The event will start around 2pm where you will be able to drop in for a blow with the band, or stay on through the day to run through some music that will be performed in our evening Reunion Gala Concert. The day will be very informal, with lots of opportunities to catch up and share memories with other former players. If you are interested, please drop an email to adminmanager@youthbrass2000.com – we would love to hear from you!

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019

    Concert - Stamford Methodist Church

    7.30pm

    We are delighted to again have been invited to perform a concert in Stamford.

  • Sun
    13
    Oct
    2019

    Concert - Wilbarston Village Hall

    6pm

    As has now become an annual event, we will be performing a concert at our home of Wilbarston Village Hall. Do come along and see us! If you live locally and have never seen us play, now’s your chance!

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019

    Joint Concert with the famous GUS band.

    1500

    We are delighted to announce that we will be performing a joint concert with the famous GUS band at the Corby Cube theatre. We are also excited to be able to announce that our local famous singer Faryl Smith will be joining us as our guest.

  • Sat
    16
    Nov
    2019

    Contest - Youth Brass in Concert 2019

    1200

    We are this year again taking part in the Youth Section of the famous Brass in Concert contest at The Sage, Gateshead. What will we be doing? You’ll have to wait & see!

 

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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