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National Youth joined by American legends

The players on the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will benefit from hearing from two of the world's greatest trumpet legends...

  The brilliant Allen Vizzutti will be the guest soloist on the course this year

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain is currently at Harrogate Ladies College in North Yorkshire for its 2019 Easter Course.

They are being led this year by guest conductor Mark David, Head of Brass at the Royal Academy of Music in London and will be joined by guest soloist, American trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti.


NYBBGB Artistic Director, Bramwell Tovey will be joining the course for the final concerts on Friday and Saturday, whist as an added bonus for those taking part the legendary trumpet player Doc Severinsen will be linking up with them via the internet on a number of occasions during the week.

The music staff Mark Wilkinson, Anna Hughes-Williams, Kate Moore, Owen Farr, Derick Kane, Christopher Jeans, Les Neish, Mark Landon and John Maines are already hard at work helping the current crop of players settle in and help prepare the players for the end of course concerts at Harrogate Ladies College on Friday 19th April (7.30pm) and Morley Town Hall on
Saturday 20th April (7.30pm).

Allen Vizzutti and Doc Severinsen will be linking up with the players on this year's course4BR

Principal players

The principal players for each section this year are as follows:

Principal Cornet and Leader: Tom Nielsen
Soprano: Matthew Hall
Flugel: Seb Williman and Eleanor Joy
Horn: Grace Jeffers
Baritone: Rose Hancock
Euphonium: Alex Barron
Trombone: Joseph Heartfield
Bass Trombone: Oliver Atherton
Eb Bass: Gregor Spence
Bb Bass: George Mitchell
Percussion: Emily Quick

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