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DCUK Championships In Widnes Since 2013

In 2013 the DCUK British Drum Corps Championships moved to a new home – the Halton Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire. The venue is currently the home ground of Rugby League side Widnes Vikings of the Betfred Championship, and American football side Halton Spartans of the BAFA National Leagues (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCBL_Stadium).

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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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Warwick Strengthen Brass Foundations

Warwick Corps of Drums have been benefiting from support from Brass Bands England as part of its Brass Foundations education project. Brass Foundations, created as part of a successful Cultural Recovery Fund application, is Brass Bands England’s education programme. It is led by a team of five experienced Youth Development Brass Specialists. The programme includes […]

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DCI Auditions Hit The Right Note For Beeches Duo

All at BYBA would like to congratulate Beeches members Dan Rivett and Leo Winter-Alsop on securing places to march at Drum Corps International this summer. Both are marching with World Class corps – Dan is marching mellophone with the Bluecoats and Leo is marching baritone with the Mandarins. Read the rest of the article here.

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What Is Happening With Drum Corps United Kingdom In 2021?

The Board of DCUK has recently met with their member Corps and part of these discussions were to get an idea of what Corps are planning as the COVID restrictions start to get relaxed. It was very pleasing to hear that most are looking to start “live” rehearsals very shortly which, whilst maybe not as […]

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Song For The Frontline

In a time where COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, there are thousands of key workers who have continued to carry out essential duties, providing care and support for those in need. After almost a year, and with restrictions likely to continue for some time, BYBA would like to acknowledge the vital […]

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