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Review: Band Is Back

Band is most definitely back in the UK following the British Youth Band (BYBA)’s “Band is Back!” event on September 12th 2021. Six bands made the journey to Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester, for a fine day enjoyed by all. BYBA had obviously booked the weather too, with the stadium basking in glorious sunlight for […]

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BYBA Council Meeting – 2nd September

BYBA Council held another meeting via Zoom on Thursday 2nd September. The main focus for this meeting was the Band is Back! event in September, but there were other items on the agenda as well. Read the rest of the article here.

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Drum Corps Celebration For East Coast Elite’s Jessica Jex

Today marks the culmination of the Drum Corps International Celebration. There will be NINE HOURS of performances from some of the best in the marching business. Ahead of this massive finale, we’ve been catching up with Jessica Jex from BYBA member band East Coast Elite. Jess has been over in the US rehearsing and performing […]

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Band Is Back

Following several discussions with member bands, the British Youth Band Association (BYBA) are pleased to announce the details for a live event to be held at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester, on Sunday 12th September 2021. On The Day Each of BYBA’s 28 member bands have already been invited to perform, which should make for […]

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Associations Unite For Autumn Band Series

BYBA, TYMBA and the Indoor Music Games are pleased to announce plans for the Autumn Band Series later this year. We are excited to be in a position to be thinking about live music returning in 2021 and hope that you will be able to join us! Read the rest of the article here.

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BYBA Notebook Is Back – With A Digital Twist

The British Youth Band Association are delighted to announce the revival of the previously popular BYBA Notebook, this time as a quarterly email newsletter. The first issue is due to be released on the 1st July and will be jam-packed with all the latest news from the last 3 months. It will contain information about […]

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BYBA Council Meeting – 10th June

Thursday 10th June saw the BYBA Council meet (via Zoom) for their 6th meeting of 2021. Although there were apologies from a few attendees, those present were in good spirit (and on fine form!). Joint Initiatives The first item of business came from Chairman Neil Wright. He has been on several really positive calls with […]

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BYBA Releases Provisional 2022 And 2023 Show Dates

BYBA are delighted to announce the provisional show dates for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The 2022 season kicks off up North in Yorkshire on the 19th June before heading down to Coventry and Corby for a double-header on the 2nd/3rd July. Thurrock then plays host to the fourth show of the season on the […]

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BAND? READY! – 17th May

As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, bands up and down the country are starting to return to rehearsals. We’ve been catching up with some of our member bands to see what they’ve been up to. Beeches Performance Ensemble, based in Birmingham, had their first full rehearsal back on the 9th May. They have a reduced […]

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BAND? READY! – 26th April

As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, bands up and down the country are starting to return to rehearsals. We’ve been catching up with some of our member bands to see what they’ve been up to. The 1st Ibstock Scouts returned to rehearsals on the 12th of April. They are currently rehearsing outdoors to ensure that […]

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