BYBA have been made aware that a titan in the marching band community has sadly transcended into that great band hall in the sky.

Barry Vernon has been an incredible part of the BYBA history, both as a council member in many roles, as a contest organiser as well as a band master. His advice and council was always welcomed and his passion for the activity unrivaled.

Our sincere condolences to Barry's family at this time. RIP Barry, and thank you for all you have done for so many of us.

Paul Morgan
British Youth Band Association