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Entry extended for 2019 National Youth Championships

Monday 7 January, 2019

Brass Bands England (BBE) has announced that the deadline has been extended for entries to the 2019 National Youth Championships of Great Britain. This year's championships have seen a new set of rules and timings, including an earlier deadline for applications. Whilst many applications have already been received, there have been a number of late entry requests and so the organisers at Brass Bands England have decided to extend the entry deadline officially to 9 January 2019. This will allow the pre-draw to still take place on 10 January. The 2019 National Youth Brass Band Championships will be held at Warwick Hall and Bridge House Theatre of Warwick School on Saturday 30 March.

Full details for competing bands can be found at, including links to the information pack, rules and entry form. Bands should register and pay their entry fee on the website to secure a place in the competition. All applications will be dealt strictly on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please note that due to limitations on the number of bands that can be accommodated, some applications may be unsuccessful. In this instance, bands will be placed on a reserve list. For this reason bands are encouraged to get their applications in quickly to avoid disappointment, as a high turnout is expected.

Next year’s contest will be the first to incorporate the changes implemented during the consultation process carried out earlier this year by the event’s organiser, BBE. As a result of these changes, bands are advised to take note of some very important details, including child licensing regulations that will affect every participating group.