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Scholarship Supports Spartans Season For Liberty’s Lauren Walton

A Liberty colourguard member is celebrating after being awarded a $1000 scholarship. Lauren Walton, 18, has been performing with Liberty from the age of 11. Currently the guard captain, she has performed with the colourguard for the last 8 seasons. This includes two undefeated seasons – one in 2017, and one in 2019. Lauren has […]

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St George’s Day Returns For BYBA Bands

St George’s Day is the annual day of celebration for England’s patron saint, who is said to have vanquished a dragon and rescued a princess centuries ago. It is celebrated on the 23rd of April each year, with additional celebrations taking place on the closest Sunday. This weekend saw many BYBA bands take to the […]

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Meet The Council: Gary Roylance

Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are meeting the BYBA Judging Chair, Gary Roylance. Gary started performing with a CLCGB band in 1985 before moving into […]

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Meet The Council: Clive Burd

Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are meeting the BYBA Contesting Chair, Clive Burd. Clive started marching with Magic DBC on bass drum and drum staff […]

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Meet The Council: Lisa Valentine

Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are meeting the BYBA Membership Secretary, Lisa Valentine. Lisa has devoted most of her life to the 1st Ibstock Scout […]

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Meet The Council: Luke Taylor

Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are meeting the BYBA Communications Chair, Luke Taylor. Luke has a diverse banding history, starting out performing with his local […]

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Meet The Council: Andrew Horton

Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. This week we are meeting the BYBA Secretary, Andrew Horton. Andrew started banding aged 11, first with the Bradford Company BB Band before […]

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Meet The Council: Neil Wright

Welcome to our series of Meet The Council articles. Throughout these entries we will try to give you a chance to get to know the people working behind the scenes at BYBA. First up is our Chairman, Neil Wright. Neil has a rich history of involvement in the activity. He started out at Newark Corps […]

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BYBA Welcomes Two New Fellows

At the 49th BYBA AGM held on Sunday 16th January, BYBA were honoured and privileged to welcome Peter Friend and Steve Hall to the ranks of the BYBA Fellowship. Both have been active in the marching band movement for many years and have made significant contributions to the ongoing development of the activity. Their Fellowship […]

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BYBA Southern AGM 2021

The second BYBA regional AGM took place on Friday 19th November. This time it was the turn of our Southern Region bands. TYMBA The first item on the agenda was the relationship between BYBA and the Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association (TYMBA). Claire Stacey, TYMBA’s chair, is also the bandmaster for Burgess Hill Marching Youth […]

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