British Brass Band Championship held in Northamptonshire

Get Your Own Back presenter Dave Benson Phillips will host a British Marching Band Championship in Northamptonshire.

The brightest and best youth groups from across the country will travel to Corby in March for the National Championships of Britain’s Young Brass Bands – otherwise known as the Youth Champs.

Spanning two days (Saturday 26th March to Sunday 27th March), this year’s event will take place at the Corby Business Academy.

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It is open to anyone interested in brass playing.

Tickets start from just £4.50 and with the ability to hear up to thirty bands it offers great value for a day of music.

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This is the perfect opportunity to inspire budding young musicians and support future talent, with the Youth Champs being a central point on the calendar.

It is supported and organized by Brass Bands England, the national brass band association, and provides a vital opportunity to showcase routes of musical progression for young people interested in playing a brass instrument.

The competition will be divided into four sections:

  • The beginnings of Besson Prodige
  • Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Championship

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You can read the list of participating bands on the Brass Bands England website.

The Championship section will see some of our country’s finest youth bands perform for Corby’s lucky audience, including our very own Northamptonshire County Youth Marching Band.

Local favorites Youth Brass 2000 are also the defending champions of the contest.

The event will be hosted by host and children’s television presenter Dave Benson Phillips, best known for CBBC’s beloved program Get Your Own Back.

Speaking about the event, Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston said: “We are delighted to see the Youth Champs make a triumphant return this year.

“If you have a talented young brass player in the family, don’t let them miss this event – it will be a rewarding opportunity for them to see a brilliant showcase of talent.

“I hope we see you there.”

With bands playing throughout the day, the doors to the auditorium will open at 10:30 a.m. for seating.

Spectators will be able to come and go throughout the day, with refreshments available for purchase.

Tickets are now available for purchase on the Brass Bands England website.

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