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Youth Education and Outreach

Youth Education and Outreach

Brass Bands England is proud to support the next generation of brass players. Find out all about what we do here.

Brass Foundations

Brass Foundations is BBE's flagship education programme, led by a team of Youth Development Brass Specialists. The core aims and objectives of the programme are all centred around the support and development of young banders. Find out more here.


Now an annual event, #PromsInThePlayground is the initiative that encourages community bands to connect with their local schools by offering a performance in their playground. As well as getting young people excited about brass banding, this initiative will help bands forge and strengthen relationships with organisations around them.

Youth Champs

The National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain, otherwise know as Youth Champs, 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.

Find out more about the Youth Champs

Youth Fest

Youth Fest is a brand new, non-competitive brass festival created by Brass Bands England. The event aims to celebrate success and participation in music, inspire and engage young people in an inclusive environment, and encourage personal and musical progression. This year's Foyle Foundation Youth Fest 2024 is supported by the Foyle Foundation.