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Bromley Youth Concert Band

Gives top quality training and experience to the best young players who attend the Saturday Morning Music Centres. Regularly performs in prestigious venues in this country and tours abroad annually, participating in many Festivals and competitions.

Admission is by invitation only and there is a fee of £50 per year.

Rehearsals are on MONDAYS at Bromley Youth Music Centre from 5.30 pm-7.30pm

Tickets for all our concerts can be purchased via our website

First of all, congratulations to all who took part in our performances at the Royal Albert Hall. This has set the standard for the year ahead. I am writing with further details of events for this term as well as information regarding our forthcoming tour in July 2018


Monday 6th November

Normal rehearsal except: -

Year 13 musicians only – could you please stay on for an extra 30 minutes to join XBY for rehearsal of the finale pieces for our joint concert - hence finish at 8pm.


Saturday 11th November - Concert at Ravens Wood School

(Please note the venue change)

This concert is part of our traditional programme with XBY Concert Band.

(Please arrive 15 mins before times stated to warm up/tune).

3:30pm till 5:00pm                           rehearsal (Year 13s finish at 5:30pm)

7:00pm till 9:30pm (approx.)             performance

Saturday 9th December

Christmas Concert with the BYMT Adult Choir at St George’s Church, Beckenham.


3.00pm arrive St Georges Church and Deposit instrument cases etc. in the lady chapel

3:30pm – 5:00pm  rehearsal

6:30pm Band needs to be back at the Church

7:00pm CONCERT starts.

8.30pm approx. finish

NB: Dress is Formal Concert Dress – DJ for men and all black smart for ladies. (For Christmas you can add tinsel and other decorative items that don’t impede your wonderful playing).

Bromley Youth Concert Band Tour : 12 – 18 July 2017

Lisbon International Youth Music Festival

Plans for this year’s BYCB concert tour are moving forward and I am now in a position to update you on information so far:

12 – 18 July 2017

  • Return BA flights from London Heathrow to Lisbon (see details below)
  • 6 nights’ hotel accommodation in shared rooms with private facilities
  • Meal basis: breakfast plus one other main meal daily
  • Land transportation by two private coaches during your stay in Portugal
  • All arrangements for 4 concerts
  • Tour manager throughout your stay in Portugal
  • 2 x instrument truck drivers to participate fully in the programme

BA 502  12JUL  LHR LIS        1515 1805  

BA 503  18JUL  LIS LHR        1850 2125 

Payment Schedule - due dates

10 November 2017    £200 (£150 per sibling)

Deposit with signed agreement and copy of current passport

2 February 2018        £350 (£262.50 per sibling)

23 March 2018           £300 (£225 per sibling)

4 May 2018                 Final balance of £250 (£187.50 per sibling)

As outlined in the initial BYCB invitation letter, please be assured any who may foresee difficulties with the tour cost, confidential financial assistance is available on request in cases of hardship. Where there are 2 or more members of the same family in BYCB and/or BYCO, the siblings only contribute 75% of the total cost each.


As with all tours fundraising can make a great contribution and enhances the experience by paying for extra activities and excursions; some years the fundraising has been so successful that we have been able to reduce the initial cost. I would like to say a big thank you to present parents in BYCB who have contributed so much in this area and invite you to join them in helping to make a significant contribution both financially and socially to BYCB 2017-18. 

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590