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Youth Champs 2022 (Tickets)

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The Youth Champs comes to the Corby Business Academy in Northamptonshire to showcase the best youth bands in the UK with a day packed full of fun, excitements and brilliant performances.

Advanced booking for Youth Champs has now closed however tickets will be available on the door.

The National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain is back!

  • Children’s television presenter Dave Benson Phillips brings the best of brass to Corby

  • Some of the nation’s best youth bands will delight and inspire

  • Enjoy a musical day out as a family from just £4.50 per person

Why should I come to the Youth Champs?

You may have a family member or friend who is performing in one of the participating bands, or may have a young person in your group who is a keen brass player. You might just want to support the banding community’s future brass playing talent.

Well, now’s your chance! On 26 and 27 March the hall at Corby Business Academy will play host to over 1,300 young people from all over the UK, in four highly enjoyable competing and non-competing sections. Find out more below about how the event works.

Youth Champs 2022: what’s involved?

Bands will perform in four sections: Championship, Intermediate, Elementary and Besson Prodige Debut. Intermediate, Elementary and Besson Prodige Debut sections will perform programmes of their own choice. The Championship section would normally perform a set test-piece, however this year this is not a mandatory requirement. Bands can therefore choose to perform Saint-Saëns Variations by Philip Sparke or a programme of their own choice.

The event will be hosted by entertainer and children’s television presenter Dave Benson Phillips, best known for the well-loved CBBC’s Get Your Own Back programme. He will be joined by longstanding compère for the event, David Hayward.

The event will also host a trade and careers fair, offering the chance to find out more about musical traders and manufacturers such as Besson Instruments, sponsors of the Debut section.

The schedule

*Please note that timings are approximate and will be confirmed in the run up to the event.

Saturday 26 March 2022: 10.45am - 6.45pm* (arrival from 10am)

Elementary and Besson Prodige Debut sections

Gala Concert: 7-9pm*. There will also be the opportunity to gain a free ticket to an evening Gala Concert from one of the Royal Corps of Army Music's brass bands. Please check back here for details and booking, which will open shortly.

Sunday 27 March 2022: 10am - 7pm* (arrival from 9.30am)

Intermediate and Championship sections


Day tickets: Adults: £12.50, 12-16: £7.50 and Under-12: £4.50.

Weekend tickets: Adults: £15.00, 12-16: £9.00 and Under-12: £5.

Tickets purchased will be collected from the desk at the entrance on the day of the contest. 

Further information

Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout both days of the event.

Read the COVID-19 measures for the event


March 26th, 2022 9:30 AM to March 27th, 2022 9:30 PM
Corby Business Academy
Gretton Rd
Corby, NTH NN17 5EB
United Kingdom
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Phone: 01226771015
Saturday 26 March Adult £12.50
Saturday 26 March 12-16 £7.50
Saturday 26 March U-12 £4.50
Sunday 27 March Adult £12.50
Sunday 27 March 12-16 £7.50
Sunday 27 March U-12 £4.50
Weekend Adult £15.00
Weekend 12-16 £9.00
Weekend U-12 £5.00
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