The National Youth Marching Band comprises of members
drawn from many individual youth marching bands. All the bands
adopt the style of the British Military. Some of the member
bands are also active members of the Scout & Guide Association,
The Boys and Girls Brigade and the Church Lads and Church Girls
Brigade. The band is under the direction of Major Paul Norley.
Some of the finest youth marching bands in the
country make up the National Youth Marching Band. They are all
able to perform complex figure marching displays, lead parades,
perform concerts and put out various ensembles for all other
occasions, including brass and woodwind quintets and dance
bands. They have all won numerous awards and some of them have
travelled extensively, playing in Canada, Germany, France as
well as many cities in the United Kingdom.
A place in the
National Youth Marching Band is highly sought after by a lot of
young musicians who play in Youth Marching Bands around the
country and it is with much pride that they play to packed
audiences at The NIA.
individual bands have make over 150 public performances
throughout the year at a variety of events. The member bands
here today have travelled from North Yorkshire, Liverpool,
Surrey, Leicester and Birmingham, the combined travelling
distance of the band is over 1,000 miles. All the young band
members stay in Birmingham over the weekend of the tattoo and
very much enjoy being in the city.
The bands which make up the
National Youth Marching Band are:
- Halesowen Scout Band
- Moreton Boys and Girls Brigade Youth
- Marching Band ‘The Wirral Sound’
- Redhill Corps of Drums
- Rubery Youth Marching Band
- Spen Valley Scout & Guide Band
- Thurmaston Marching Brass
Did you know?
Annually it costs
between £8,000 and £15,000 to run a youth marching band and all
this money has to be raised by the bands who are all self