Northamptonshire County
 Youth Concert Band

The Northamptonshire County Youth Concert Band is the senior wind orchestra of the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust an independent charitable company formed in April 2012 from the former local authority music service.

Northampton County Youth Concert Band

The band has a proud reputation for repertoire choice and the quality of their playing. They have appeared at most of the most significant concert halls in the UK and in many of the major cultural centres of Europe including Salzburg, Vienna, Verona, Venice, Krakow, Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Leipzig.

They will perform Blue Shades,  a jazz inspired romp for symphonic wind orchestra. At times it appropriates some of the clichés from the big band era, not as a mockery of those conventions, but as a tribute.

Musical Director: Peter Smalley

Age range of performers: 14-18

Performing:
Blue Shades - Frank Ticheli

Northampton County Youth Concert Band

Wednesday

Room 5 rehearse for the Schools Prom. Photo: Richa Watch Room 5


Room 5 are a young, up and coming traditional band from the Outer Hebrides. They spoke to Tim Lihoreau ahead of their Royal Albert Hall debut.

Birmingham Schools Brass Band rehearsal Watch Birmingham Schools Brass Band


Birmingham Schools’ Brass Band was formed 23 years and now has 46 members aged 13-18. They spoke to Tim Lihoreau about what performing at the Schools Prom meant to them.