Its not too late to enter the National Individual and Ensembles competition!

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Its still not too late to enter the National Individual & Ensembles competition being hosted in Northampton on 18th November 2017.

Please submit your entry form (below) to on or before 10th November 2017 to be added to the list on entrants. Remember the I&E’s are an OPEN COMPETITION hosted by the British Youth Band Association and Liberty Drum Corps but open to all!

There are lots of mini-competitions to enter:

  • Best individual performance (brass, woodwind, drums, mallets or guard)
  • Best duo or trio performance (brass, woodwind, drums, mallets or guard)
  • Best ensemble performance (wind, percussion, mixed or guard)
  • Best fanfare
  • Best entertainment

Musicians – you don’t have to play grade pieces if you don’t want to; in fact some of the best performances in recent years have been songs that everyone knows and you can even use a backing track if you want to. You don’t need to perform on your band instrument – maybe you play the guitar, the bagpipes or the ukulele, maybe you tap dance or juggle – best entertainment is the category for you. The rules are minimal – just perform for at least one minute and no more than four minutes. You could even be crowned Young Musician of the Year or Young Dancer of the Year.

There’s something for everyone, and with no maximum age cap and no requirement to be a BYBA member, there’s no limit on who can get involved. What have you got to lose?

– Information Pack – Rules and Categories

– Individuals & Ensembles Entry form

For more information and an entry form, contact Barbara Leach at