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Gary Fountain

Fountain of Youth

September 14, 2021
The hugely respected Gary Fountain becomes the Resident Conductor of the multi-award winning Youth Brass 2000 Band.


Staycation success for Youth Brass 2000

August 16, 2021
A great mini tour to London saw Youth Brass 2000 entertain the crowds under the baton of MD, Chris Jeans.

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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.

Chris Jeans Youth Brass 2000

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.

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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.


Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 18 • Kingdom Brass and Ian Porthouse are triumphant as they claim First Section honours


Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 18 • The return of competitive banding in the UK after the enforced Covid 19 break sees Tewitt Silver first past the finishing post at Cheltenham Racecourse.


2022 Area test pieces announced

September 18 • Works by Wilfred Heaton, Gilbert Vinter, Goff Richards, Gordon Langford and Stephan Hodel will test the qualification credentials of bands next year if they want to get to London and Cheltenham.

Steve Sykes

Adjudicator Covid-19 test result impacts National Final

September 17 • Steve Sykes will not adjudicate at the Section 1 National Final this weekend due to a positive Covid-19 test result.

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH

Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Bollington Brass Band

September 16 • Looking for a new challenge? We are currently recruiting a Solo Cornet, E Flat Bass, Tuned and or Kit Percussionist. Friendly 1st section North West. Sensible contest and concert program throughout the year. Currently rehearsing Thursdays 8-10pm.

Chinnor Silver

September 15 • We are looking to strengthen the band and require PERCUSSION CORNET AND 2ND TROMBONE PLAYERS.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom.. Good atmosphere in this ambitious friendly band so give us a call.. Concerts and contests planned

Ashton under Lyne Band

September 15 • SOPRANO CORNET: We are looking for a confident and competent player to join our experienced cornet bench. Rehearsals are on Monday nights 8-10pm and we have a sensible and good quality forthcoming concert and contest schedule.

Morgan Griffiths

Dip. Performance
Conductor, Peripatetic Music Teacher, Lower brass specialist


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