We are an award-winning youth brass band based in the English East Midlands

History of Youth Brass 2000

Our history extends back over 30 years from humble beginnings to contest success. Click the link below to find out where we came from.


We are a highly successful brass band for people aged up to 19 years. Based in Northamptonshire in the English East Midlands. We perform public concerts in internationally acclaimed concert halls from the Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Sage Gateshead to the Royal Albert Hall in London. Additionally we participate in national and European youth brass band competitions where we have been extremely successful. We are currently the National Youth Champions, National Youth Entertainment Champions and British Open Champions. We also play in local parks, churches and fetes where you can come and see us play!

We welcome players of all ages and abilities, up to 19 years of age.  Find out how you can get involved!


Youth brass banding at the highest level

But what is a brass band?

Don't be alarmed if you don't know exactly what a brass band is, we have a guide to help you out. Just click on the link below to find out more!

Meet Our Musical Directors

We are very lucky to be directed by two award winning conductors and musicians. Click to read more about them!

What we do

We aim to inspire audiences and young people across the UK and Europe with our enthusiasm for music making at the highest possible level.  Our members come from all walks of life and are driven by a desire to achieve an outstanding level of music making.  Many of our members develop life-long friendships during their time in Youth Brass 2000, developed through memories of their shared musical achievements.

Whilst our stated aim is primarily musical, it is also imperative that we have a great time in the process.  Our trips to contests and concerts around the UK, as well as the highlight of our year - the annual European Tour - offer unparalleled opportunities to socialise and make new friends.