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British Youth Band Association

The British Youth Band Association (BYBA) is a charitable organisation which seeks to promote the growth, prestige and calibre of marching bands within Britain. Founded in 1974, the Association set up rules to standardise the running of contests, judging and scoring, as well as introducing national divisions and classes.

Membership of BYBA is open to any marching band, however we do focus on youth bands (aged 25 and under). We love traditional military-inspired marching bands, US-style drum corps, European-style show bands and everything in between - we just love music on the move!

Find out what joining BYBA can do for you!

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508, 2023

BYBA Announces 2023 League Splits

August 5th, 2023|Categories: 2023, Bands, Beeches, BYBA News, Lanesfield, Liberty, Phantom Knights, Revolution, Stafford Brigades, Warwick Corps of Drums|

Following on from a successful first 3 competitions, BYBA has today announced the splitting of the divisions ready for the second half of the season. For the first half of the season, all bands competed in two divisions. Any bands containing more than 8 overage members were placed into Associate Class whilst the remaining youth bands competed in the Open Class. Now that we have reached the halfway point in the season and given bands the chance to show us what they have got, they will be placed into the appropriate classes for the remainder of the season. Any [...]


If you would like to be a part of the 2023 season, please get in touch!

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