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Thursday 17 September, 2020

Auditions for the National Youth and National Children’s Brass Bands of Great Britain are to take place online in 2020, amid continued disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Young players from across the UK are being encouraged to audition, with prospective band members asked to upload their performances for assessment by Friday, October 16. They will be contacted for an online interview in the last week of October which will include sight reading and scales as in the normal audition process.

Richard Milton, newly appointed operations manager of the NYBBGB, said: “As an organisation we are committed to getting young musicians making live music together as soon as possible and ensuring this is done safely is paramount. At this time the aim is still to run the Easter course, postponed from 2020, in 2021 and all the musicians who were expecting to be on that course have been invited back. The auditions this autumn will be for the summer courses planned for July and August, 2021.”

The application process is also online, available by heading to the NYBB website and clicking on ‘join us’.