Following the cancellation of the Gwent Youth Brass Band Festival in January 2011, the GMSS now look forward to staging the Festival in 2012 in a new venue within the Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys Campus. The Youth Band Festival will take place on Saturday 28th January 2012 and the Festival will also see a change in the direction of the Festival. There will be four sections: Debutante Section -this section is for Beginner and Training bands only and all participants must be under the age of 16 on the day of the Festival School Brass Bands -this section is for all school brass bands comprising of players from one school and all players to be 18 years and under on the day of the Festival Music Centre/County Youth Brass Bands -this section is for all music centre and County Youth brass bands and all players to be under 21 on the day of the Festival Independent/Community Youth Brass Bands -this section is for all independent and community youth brass bands and all bands will be allowed to use 6 adults on brass and 1 adult on percussion There will be many trophies and sponsored cash prizes available. The entry fees will be £35 for all bands in the Debutante and Schools Band section and £45 in the Music Centre/County Band and Independent/Community Youth Band sections. The closing date is Monday 9th January 2012. For more information,download entry form from www.gwentmusic.net any enquires please contact Christopher Turner on 07976 438594 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Good Luck!