Register For BYBA 2020 Membership

It’s time to think about BYBA membership for 2020. We are pleased to confirm that we have reduced the fees for most membership categories.

We now have 4 levels of membership:

  • Bronze (Band) – Free!! and you will have access to BYBA site for polices and support on GDPR, safeguarding and education.​

  • Silver (Band) – £15, Bronze membership plus 1 vote.​

  • Gold (Band) – £30, Bronze membership plus 1 vote and benefits​ i.e discounted training etc.

  • Individual – £25 Membership for 1 individual with a single vote.

  • Additional individual voting rights for band members can be bought at an additional cost which is the same as the above individual membership fee £25.

To register with BYBA you first need to speak with our team and we'll help you create an account.

Registrations close 29th February 2020.

What We Offer...

Outdoor Regional Summer Season

In partnership with our regional show organisers, we’ll be offering four exciting regional shows. Although you can enter regional shows and be judged without being a BYBA member, you must be in membership to qualify for the national league which decides the performance order for National Championships.

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National Championships

On the weekend of 3/4 October 2020 (date to be confirmed depending on venue availability) we’ll once again be hosting our National Championships.

You must be in membership to take part in National Championships.

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Individuals & Ensembles Contest

Following November’s successful event delivered in partnership with Liberty Drum Corps, we expect places to be in high demand in 2020. So we’ll be offering priority entry to youngsters in BYBA registered bands, and also a lower entry fee compared with the fee for non-member bands. If you have several entrants, this alone could justify your membership fee!

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Networking Opportunities

We’ll continue to offer the opportunity for regional meetings and our Facebook groups provide a great forum for exchanging views, with some restricted to members only. And we’ll work harder to provide opportunities for newer members to learn from experienced bands, and for the young members to catch up with one another at contests and other events.We’ll be re-thinking the youth council to ensure the youth voice is heard loud and clear.

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BYBA’s formal mentoring system is underused, so if you think you could benefit then contact us and we’ll link you up with a suitable mentor. This benefit is only available to BYBA member bands.

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As a BYBA member you also get to contribute to our web resources, including fact sheets and case studies, to help you build stronger and more resilient bands. And you’ll be the first to benefit from initiatives such as research and knowledge-sharing.

You must be in membership to take part in National Championships.

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Awards and Funding

Why not recognise the important people in banding in your area by nominating someone to be received into the BYBA Fellowship? Or to receive the President’s Award, the Terry Kemp Award for someone who deserves special recognition or the new Marie Leighton-Morgan award?

The Dalton Wright Bursary Fund is available to provide financial support for musically-based projects or for members who wish to follow a musical career.

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