“A Welsh ensemble that leads the world in young brass banding talent”

“NYBBW has helped to create some amazing players”
The British Bandsman

“The collective swell of pride and sheer joy obvious in performers and listeners alike…the future of Wales’ premier youth band is looking bright”
Brass Band World Magazine


The National Youth Brass Band of Wales, under its first musical director, and current president, Edward Gregson, was formed in 1982 by the Welsh Amateur Music Federation which, as Tŷ Cerdd, continued to provide administration and funding until 30th September 2017. The Brass Band is now one of the six national performing ensembles managed by National Youth Arts Wales.

Members of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales are drawn from all parts of Wales, and auditioned or re-auditioned annually. A large number of former members are now well known as soloists, conductors, or as performers with top British bands or orchestras.

The National Youth Brass Band of Wales 2019 residency has finished. All information regarding auditions for National Youth Brass Band of  Wales 2020 will be released shortly on our new website

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