The British Youth Band Association is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in 1952, which promotes the playing of brass and percussion instruments by young people aged between 8 and 18 years.
The association has an annual programme of events which includes regional and national competitions, workshops and a national festival. It also provides an online library of music for players to download free of charge.
The British Youth Band Association was founded in 1935 to encourage and promote the playing of wind instruments by young people.
The association is a member of the Arts Council, and their membership includes over 300 bands, orchestras and ensembles.
They offer a range of services to their members, including rehearsals and performance opportunities at a variety of venues.