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National Youth Band courses cancelled

Saturday 9 May, 2020

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBB) and National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain (NCBB) residential summer courses have been cancelled in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was made by the NYBB’s board of trustees following two recent virtual board meetings, and also followed discussions with Repton School, the planned location for both physical courses. It is hoped the courses might be replaced with a virtual course.

Robert Childs, chairman of the NYBB, said: “The decision to cancel both residential courses was a very difficult one to make but in the current era of social distancing and in light of the ongoing pandemic, we felt it was the right decision to make.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and the inevitable disappointment this will cause to our members, but we felt the decision was made in the best interest of our students, staff and supporters alike. More details on the exciting potential virtual course will be released soon.”