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NYBBGB at The Stables - 10 July 2024

The Friends of Bedfordshire Youth Music have been working on a special project this year in collaboration with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain (NYBBGB).

The NYBBGB Ambassador Ensemble will be touring Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes for the week of 8th –12th July delivering music education concerts in local primary schools. During that same week on Wednesday 10th July, the Ambassador ensemble will also be performing a joint concert with young people from local community bands under the baton of Dr Robert Childs at The Stables Theatre in Wavendon, Milton Keynes.

During their week long stay in the area, the Ambassador Ensemble are expecting to play for over 3,000 school children across ten primary schools. The hope is that the concerts will inspire the primary school children to go on and learn to play an instrument themselves and eventually go on to play in a band.

The concert on 10th July will include children from two youth bands, Bedford Town Band Brass Academy and Amersham Youth Band, as well as a group of advanced young brass musicians drawn from throughout Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes. All of the children taking part in this event will attend a music workshop with Dr Robert Childs, the NYBBGB’s Director of Artistic Planning, and world renowned brass band conductor and euphonium player.

This project has been a significant part of FBYM's programme this year and we are delighted to have been given the opportunity of working with the NYBBGB to bring this wonderful opportunity to local children.

Tickets are available on line at The Stables Box Office : The Ambassadors or from the box office 01908 280800. FBYM Members can receive a 50% discount (see email sent 1st July).

We look forward to seeing you on 10th July.

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Established as a charity in 1971, The Friends support the work of the Bedfordshire Music Trust and the local music services, promoting and sustaining musical performance by the young people of Bedfordshire.