National Youth Arts Wales
National Youth Brass Band of Wales
"One of the most impressive ensembles in the principality"
Composers of Wales Newsletter

"NYBBW has helped to create some amazing players"
The British Bandsman

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, continues to provide administration and funding as a partner in 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 majority of NYBBW tutors once played in the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, as did nearly all of the Band’s pastoral staff.

National Youth Brass Band of Wales


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2018 Music Ensemble Auditions

Audition Details 
6th & 7th JanuaryCardiff – instrumental auditions only 
13th & 14th JanuaryCarmarthen – Instrumental & Choir auditions 
20th & 21st  JanuaryNorth  Wales – Instrumental & Choir auditions 
27th & 28th JanuaryCardiff  – Choir auditions only

AUDITION FEE: There will be a non-refundable charge of £20 per audition. However, please note that for young people auditioning in the same instrument group for more than one ensemble (Orchestra, Wind, Brass) there will be one audition and only one fee is payable. 

NB - We are keen to ensure that no-one is deterred from applying for the NYAW Ensembles for financial reasons. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the fee, please contact the NYAW office as soon as possible.

Audition Criteria: 

Provisional 2018 Residency Details: 
Dates: 22nd – 29th July 2018 tbc 
Venue: Trinity  St David University, Carmarthen tbc 
Cost: £294 + £21 Social Fund (Total £315) 
Conductor: TBC
Performances: TBC