National Youth Brass Band Championships | Brass Bands England

You can become a member of BBE either as an organisation or as an individual

National Youth Brass Band Championships

Text reads "Youth Champs" in white on a navy blue background. The Y is in the shape of two horns and sits over different splats of colour

Youth Champs 2024 will take place on Saturday 23 March at Dean Close School in Cheltenham. Tickets are available for purchase ahead of the event. Already registered? Visit the Youth Champs band information page for the latest instructions.

If you're looking to enter, please familiarise yourself with the aims and rules in the Pre-Entry Infomation Pack.

To stay up-to-date with Youth Champs and other BBE news you can register for the Brass Bands England newsletter.

About Youth Champs

Youth Champs is the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. It is open to all youth bands across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, offering bands a chance to perform on a national platform in either a competitive or non-competitive capacity. The event is designed to celebrate, unite and promote youth music making in brass bands at all levels. The event takes place annually, touring different locations across England, and is run by Brass Bands England.

Contest Sections

In 2023, bands performed in three different ‘Sections’:

Bands wishing to perform in the competitive Performance or Championship Section could additionally perform in the Besson Prodige Showcase Section if they wished. We expect Sections to follow the same format for 2024 but any changes will be communicated to bands when entries open in June.

Rules and information pack

The Pre-Entry Information Pack for 2024, which includes the aims and rules, is now available.


For any information regarding the championships, please contact the contest controller on