European Youth Brass Band Championships (EYBBC) Birmingham, 2022

Tŷ Cerdd in association with Bandiau Pres Cymru | Brass Bands Wales invites applications for European Youth Brass Band Competition 2022 in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England on Saturday 30th April 2022 as part of the European Brass Band Championships 2022.

Each EBBA member country is invited to nominate TWO youth bands to participate in the contest, one for each section of the event.


The competition has two sections, the Premier and Development sections. There will be no fee for entering the competition and bands can expect to have to submit their programme by March 2022. The set pieces for each section will be announced by EBBA in due course, likely to be no later than 1 December 2021.

Bands participating in the contest may be established youth bands, school bands, regional bands, national bands or “project bands” made up of an amalgam of players selected to form a band to play in the contest. However, as each band will be representing their country, all players in each band MUST consist of players who are only from that country.

All youth brass bands must be made up of standard British brass band in terms of instrumentation. Bands may play a maximum of 50 players, including percussion.

Premier Section

This section is for senior youth brass bands. Players should be aged 22 years or under on 1st January 2022. Play an own choice programme of 25 minutes a maximum playing time, which will include a short set piece (approx. 10-12 minutes duration) and include an item featuring a soloist from the band (there will be a prize for the best soloist in the Premier Section.)

Development Section

This section is for younger youth bands. Players should be aged 18 years or under on 1st January 2022.  Play an own choice programme of 20 minutes maximum playing time, which will include a short set piece (approx. 6-8 minutes duration) and include an item featuring a soloist from the band (there will be a prize for the best soloist in the Development Section).

Adjudication

There will be by two adjudicators who will be in the open and therefore able to see the bands performances. Adjudicators will make written remarks on each performance.

The two adjudicators will take into account the following aspects of the band’s performances based on;

  1. The musical excellence of the performance

  2. The quality and balance of the programme played.

  3. The entertainment value to the audience of the performance of the music.