Overview

Background

Macclesfield Youth Brass Band (MYBB) was formed in September 2005. We are a registered charity (Reg. Charity No.1154414), a partner of the Love Music Trust and a member of Making Music.

MYBB currently has over 120 members aged between 7 and 19 years old. We have a Youth band, a Junior band and a Training band. All of our tutors and helpers give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.

We pride ourselves on our modern and dynamic approach. We know that young people love playing in bands, they love the music, the team spirit and the social side too so we provide the best experiences we can to keep them motivated and committed to a hobby which relies on their commitment.

The bands rehearse on Friday evenings at the Fallibroome Academy in Macclesfield.

MYBB has gained recognition for many innovative projects designed to encourage inclusion in music making for all children. These include our asthma scheme in conjunction with the paediatric respiratory department at Macclesfield General Hospital and initiatives to support children with special educational or physical needs.

We have maintained the same level of member subs since we started at the very low cost of just over £1 per week which includes the loan of an instrument, uniform and tuition.

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2005 – MYBB Founded. First Youth band rehearsal at Morton Hall in September. First concert at Morton Hall on 6th November
2006 – Junior Band launched. Youth Band enters its first contest, the National Youth Band Championships
2007 – Tour to Paris. Junior Band enters first contest at Newcastle Under Lyme
2009 – Tour to Holland. First MYBB Slow Melody Contest
2010 – Training Band launched and enters first contest at the Nationals in April
2011 – Tour to Belgium. Training band move to Fallibroome Academy.
2011 – MYBB Business Supporters Club launched
2012 – Youth Band wins first Gold Award at National Championships
2012 – Drum corps launched
2013 – Tour to Holland. Youth and Junior Bands relocate to Fallibroome Academy
2014 – Charitable status changed to Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
2015 – 10th Anniversary Year. Celebration concert at the RNCM. Tour to London
2017 – Youth Band tour to Isle of Wight
2017 – Youth Band wins Brass Factor
2018 – Youth Band named Tameside Youth Champions at Whit Friday
2019 – Tour to Belgium. Youth Band play at Menin Gate, Ypres
2021 – Youth Band win Best Presentation at Foden’s Band Online Whit Friday Championships
2021 – Youth Band named second, online Brass Factor
2022 – National Youth Brass Band Championships, Youth Band wins Youth Silver Award
2022 – Youth Band named Tameside Youth Champions at Whit Friday
2022 – MYBB becomes The Mayor of Macclesfield’s chosen charity
2023 – National Youth Brass Band Championships, Youth Band wins Youth Gold Award and 3rd place
2023 – National Youth Brass Band Championships, Junior Band wins Bronze Award
2023 – MYBB is a winner of The Mayor of Macclesfield’s Civic Awards
2023 – Youth Band named Tameside Youth Champions at Whit Friday
2023 – Tour to Isle of Wight, Youth Band