Yorkshire Youth Band starts the New Year with a Bang!

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  1. TheMusicMan

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    Yorkshire Youth Band starts the New Year with a Bang!

    The Yorkshire Youth Brass Band opened its second year's programme on Sunday 7th January with a one-day course at the Headingley campus of their long-term partner Leeds Metropolitan University. The band is run as part of the Black Dyke family, and over fifty young players enjoyed rubbing shoulders with their senior colleagues, and working with Nicholas Childs on a varied programme of music. On the stand were two testing classics by Professor Peter Graham, and both Northern Landscapes and Gaelforce proved determined tests for the youngsters who enjoyed an intensive day of hard but enjoyable work.


    Members of YYBB get a sustained opportunity to work with some of the country's finest, including Richard Marshall, Morvern Gilchrist, Arfon Owen, David Thornton, Brett Baker, Joseph Cook, and Paul Lovatt-Cooper. Philip Wilby is also on hand for advice with writing skills, and will run a Writing for Exams workshop for those band members who are preparing compositions and arrangements for GCSE and A level portfolios.

    Nicholas Childs commented.. "This is our second year with YYBB, and the players are excited to be back in harness again after the New Year break. With all music-making there is only one standard, which has to be the best that you can be. Our young players improve by leaps and bounds on a day like today, and clearly have an excellent future as a premiere group. Although the group is large, we are still welcoming new players, and anyone interested is welcome to contact us via our website on www.yybb.co.uk.

    One of the highlights of the coming year is on Saturday, 7th July at Huddersfield Town Hall, sharing the stage with the current Black Dyke Band together with past members.

    Philip Wilby
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