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Youth Brass 2000 return to live performance

June 24, 2021
The title winning youth band has combined hard work and an innovative approach to ensure safety and enjoyment for their players on their performance return.

Cathy Fountain

Fountain of inspiration takes final bow

June 11, 2021
Cathy Fountain has stepped down from her role as Resident Musical Director of Youth Brass 2000.


Higher education link for Youth Brass 2000

December 09, 2020
The award winning Youth Brass 2000 Band is to become the first Youth Band in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.


Geneva to help English Youth in Palanga

February 12, 2020
The Geneva Group will help Youth Brass 2000 in their European title assault with a duo of tubas

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Interview with Youth Brass 2000

April 02, 2019
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Chris Jeans of the 2019 National Youth Champions of Great Britain, Youth Brass 2000.


Youth Brass 2000 takes military steps towards Montreux

February 02, 2019
The defending Premier Section European Youth Champion is taking more steps in the direction of Montreux.

Matt Gee

Alumni return to inspire Youth Brass 2000 to future success

November 10, 2018
Former principal players of Youth Brass 2000 have returned this weekend to help inspire the current line-up to further success.

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Youth Brass 2000 enjoys ambassadorial role to City of Culture

July 09, 2018
Youth Brass 2000 certainly enjoyed their trip to Leeuwarden — the 2018 European City of Culture

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Youth Brass 3000 plus take City of Culture by storm

July 01, 2018
Over 3000 people packed into the main square of the European City of Culture to hear Youth Brass 2000 perform this week

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Youth Brass 2000 gains percussive support

June 05, 2018
The newly crowned European Youth Champion will gain support from Centre Stage Percussion over the next three years.


Report & Result: 2018 European Youth Championships: Premier Section

May 06, 2018
Youth Brass 2000 finally adds the European title to their amazing list of contest achievements — with the desire for more to be added in the future.

Warwick Arts Centre

Report & Result: 2018 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Championship Section

April 22, 2018
Youth Brass 2000 retains its Championship Section title in Warwickshire with a polished win to head to Utrecht full of confidence.

Salford University

Report & Results: 2017 National Youth Championships of Great Britain: Championship Section

April 02, 2017
Youth Brass 2000 claims a fourth consecutive National title to book their place in Utrecht in 2018.

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2017 Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment details announced

February 02, 2017
The list of the competing bands who will take part at next weekend's 2017 Action Medical Youth Research Entertainment Championships of Great Britain has been announced.

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Results: 2016 Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships

February 14, 2016
Youth Brass 2000 claim another 2016 title as Wigan Youth Zone takes Junior Ensemble honours in Blackpool.

Thomas Fountain

Geneva congratulates Fountain success

April 16, 2014
Thomas Fountain has been winning awards on his Geneva instrument.

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From little acorns at Foresters...

July 25, 2013
Two rising stars of the Foresters Brass and Youth Brass 2000 organisation are enjoying their time on a National course...

Chris Jeans of Youth Brass 2000

Interview with Chris Jeans

April 25, 2012
4BR talks to Youth Brass 2000 winning conductor Chris Jeans following his band's victory at the National Youth Championships.


Youthful emphasis at Masters

February 24, 2012
Butlins champion Youth Brass 2000 set to make for Masters appearance.

Winter Gardens

Results amended at 2010 Action Research contest

May 19, 2010
Appeal sees Youth Brass 2000 disqualified from Action Research competition.

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Results: Tameside Youth Festival

November 22, 2009
Youth Brass 2000 conducted by Chris Jeans retains the Tameside Youth Brass Festival held at Dukinfield Town Hall.


Jeans presented with Hicks Award

April 24, 2009
Chris Jeans is the 2009 recepient of the Brian Hicks Memorial Award.

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Results: Action Medical Research Youth Championships

February 01, 2009
The Action Medical Research Youth Entertainment Championships of Great Britain have been taking place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Youth Brass workshop

January 29, 2009
Butlins Champions Youth Brass 2000 recently held a fantastic workshop with the help of star players from Fodens and Desford bands.

Youthful reflections

December 30, 2008
Chris Jeans and his Youth Brass 2000 have enjoyed a year to remember in 2008.


Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.


Friday night is music night at Bolsover Summer School

July 30 • The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School has been a huge success this year — with delegates and tutors overcoming Covid and the weather to enjoying their music making.

British Open

Bands reminded of rejoicing in public

July 29 • Bands have been reminded by the publishers of the British Open set-work of the performance rights associated with Edward Gregson's composition.


National Youth stay Well with new support

July 29 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has enjoyed the support of one of the UK's leading pharmacy chains to put on its summer residential courses.

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Newstead Brass

July 31 • Newstead Brass, Championship section, require PRINCIPAL TROMBONE to lead the section at the delayed 2020 national finals , Bolsover Entertainment festival and a range of concerts across the region.

Chinnor Silver

July 31 • GREAT to be back rehearsing again but with Uni time coming up we require CORNETS AND PERCUSSION PLAYERS Rehearsals on a wednesday in our newly refurbished bandroom.Concerts and contests planned. Very friendly hard working group so come and check us out.

Rainford Band

July 30 • Rainford Band (Championship Section) requires a first class BBb bass player. . Upcoming contests include Dr Martins, Scottish Open, NW Areas and Grand Shield, and a varied concert programme.

Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


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