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Youth Champs confirmed for March 2022 at Corby Business Academy

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Friday, 23 July, 2021

The National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain will take place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March 2022 and will be held at Corby Business Academy. The event is being coordinated by Brass Bands England.

Information for those wishing to enter has been released ahead of the entry date in order to give band leaders’ time to prepare for application for the event.

The event will feature an elementary section (for 14 and under), intermediate section (16 and under), and championship section (18 and under). Youth Champs 2022 will also include a Debut Section, which will provide an opportunity for many young players to gain their first experience of playing in a public performance. The debut section will be open to beginner players of all ages. Competitors in this section should have a positive experience so as to encourage them to continue to progress on their instrument.

Alex Parker, Brass Bands England’s Relationship & Partnership Development Manager said: “We are thrilled to be bringing the Youth Champs back after its recent hiatus. I hope that as many bands as possible will be able to join us and that those performing publicly for the first time in the Debut Section will enjoy the experience.

We know there’s lots to consider in order to get ready for the event, so we’ve announced details early to give you time to plan. So, save the date and start thinking about your programme!”

Applications from youth bands to participate in Youth Champs 2022 will launch on Friday 10 September and will remain open until Friday 17 December 2021. You can register for the BBE mailing list to be notified when applications open.

For more details on taking part in the championships and how to submit your entry, please download the Pre-Entry Information Pack from the BBE website.

Tickets to attend the Youth Champs as a spectator will also be available to purchase from 10 September via the Brass Bands England website.

For any information regarding the championships, please contact the contest controller on youthchamps@bbe.org.uk.

Visit the Youth Champs information page