The 2017/2018 season of the band starts in September. Auditions for new musicians to join the band will be held by arrangement in late August early September.
With up to eight monthly rehearsals and two 4 day residential courses from September until April each year, there are plenty of opportunities to make new friends and enjoy the benefit of working with the local tutors; as well as national guest conductors and soloists. After being guest conductor at Christmas this year, the CYBB welcomes back Dr Stephen Cobb, Bandmaster of The International Staff Band of The Salvation Army, along with his son Philip, Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra as guest soloist. Then at Easter we welcome Glynn Williams as guest conductor, with his wife Helen as Flugelhorn guest soloist, both of whom are members of the Number 1 Band in the world, The Cory Band.
The chance to work closely with the best known and talented musicians from the brass band world can only improve the all round musicianship of the members, to the benefit of their parent bands as well as their own development.
Young brass and percussion players who are interested in joining this friendly band can find all the details of membership and the simple audition on The Cornwall Youth Brass Band website, www.cybb.co.uk.
To arrange an audition, contact the lead conducting tutor Darren Hawken, PGdip, BMus(hons), PGCE, dipABRSM, LRCM, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07817 504036.