2016 National Champions Crowned

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Wind and rain could not dampen the spirits at the British Youth Band Association National Championships held in Telford on 1st October 2016. Across three classes some of the best youth marching bands in the country competed to be crowned BYBA National Champions

In Championship Class league champions Nexus took top honors, followed by Stafford Brigades and Comets Performance Ensemble in third.

Cadet Class was the opportunity for the future of our activity to shine and shine they did with three fantastically entertaining performances. First place went to Thurrock Marching Brass, followed by Warwick Corps of Drums and Cadence Juniors.

In recent years Premier Class has been a closely fought affair and this year was to be no different with just 2.06 points covering the top three places.

Taking their first BYBA national title were the Beeches Performance Ensemble, closely followed by Revolution and defending Champions and League winners East Coast Elite in third.

Full recaps are available via the links below and a review of the day will follow.


Premier Class

  1. Beeches PE – 81.33
  2. Revolution – 79.95
  3. East Coast Elite – 79.27
  4. Phantom Knights – 63.53
  5. Liberty Drum Corps -62.40

Full Recap

Championship Class

  1. Nexus – 72.30
  2. Stafford Brigades – 65.67
  3. Comets PE – 60.38
  4. Dynamic Vibe – 59.10
  5. Halifax BB/GB –  53.75

Full Recap

Cadet Class

  1. Thurrock Marching Brass – 64.50
  2. Warwick Corps of Drums – 53.75
  3. Cadence Juniors – 50.53

Full Recap