Centre for Young Musicians London Youth Wind Band

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Key information:

Course dates:
February Half Term & mid–late July
Course times:
Art form:
£325 per course (Tours will carry additional fees)
Apply by Saturday 11 November for courses in February and July 2024 (late applications will be considered)
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (under 18)
Mode of study:
Holiday Courses
Morley College & St Gabriel’s (+ Summer Tour)
Spring Courses (January–March) | Summer Schools (July–August)
Contact details:

About the London Youth Wind Band

Develop your music skills with the London Youth Wind Band (LYWB). Young musicians aged 12–18 will have the opportunity to perform a wide range of music, including original works for band and arrangements of classical, film and musical theatre scores in public concerts in London and on tour in the UK and Europe. 

The LYWB was formed in 2003 as a companion ensemble to the London Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO), providing more opportunities for wind, brass and percussion players to work at similar high musical levels. 

Members of the LYWB have performed at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Guildhall School, St. John’s, Smith Square, St. James’s, Piccadilly, St. Giles, Cripplegate and St Alfege, Greenwich.  
European tours have included France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.  

Courses run during the School holidays during February half-term and mid–late July. 

Please note, commitment to both courses is preferred but not essential. 

Apply for the London Youth Wind Band

Please complete our online application form

Course Rehearsal Dates & Public Performances

We encourage attendance of both courses where possible. This is to ensure that you get a full insight into being part of a professional ensemble and make significant progress with your development as a musician. 

We understand that not everyone may be able to commit to both courses. Flexibility to commit to one course will be given on a case by case basis, depending on the students talent and the number of students signed up for the year.  

You will be asked to let us know your availability for both courses once you are invited for audition.  

Both courses are made up of rehearsals, where you will learn from an industry professional and work towards a public performance at a London venue. Course Two includes a Summer tour, location to be confirmed. This is at an extra cost to the course fee.