Formed in 1973, the Somerset County Youth Concert Band is made up of approximately 80 of some of the most talented young musicians from across the county.
 
With its large range of woodwind and brass instruments and exciting percussion section, this award winning band presents a diverse and challenging repertoire of original concert band music, hits from the West End shows, classical repertoire and swing.
 
The Band has three courses a year, at Christmas, Easter and the end of the Summer Term. 
 
In 2011 the band took part in the Music for Youth Regional and National Festival series and had the opportunity to perform in the Symphony Hall in Birmingham.
 
The Band has visited Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, France and Venice and Tuscany. The band has recently returned from this year's tour to The Netherlands.
 
Auditions for joining the Band are held annually in October and those wishing to join must be able to play at grade 5 standard or above.  
 
For more information about the Band and how to join, please contact Sarah Alsop at Somerset Music on 07976 696562 or by email at salsop@somerset.gov.uk 
 
2018/19 Subscription
 
£150 or £75 for additional sibling and for students in full-time higher education eg University. Cheques should be made payable to Somerset County Council
 
 
 
 
SCYCB 2018/2019 Schedule
 
 
   
DATE
TIME
VENUE
Friday 21st December
9.30am – 4.30pm
TBC
Saturday 22nd December
9.30am – 4.30pm
TBC
PERFORMANCE
Sunday 23rd December
10.00am – 9.00pm approx
St Mary’s Church, St Mary St, Bridgwater TA6 3EQ
Sunday 7th April                                             
 
9.30am – 4.30pm
Willowdown Primary Academy, Kings Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 4FU
Monday 8th April         
9.30am – 4.30pm
Willowdown Primary Academy, Kings Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 4FU
Tuesday 9th April
9.30am – 4.30pm
Willowdown Primary Academy, Kings Drive, Bridgwater, TA6 4FU
PERFORMANCE
Wednesday 10th April
10.00am – 9.00pm approx
The McMillan Theatre, Lower Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4PZ
Provisional dates for tour abroad, approx cost £450
 
 
Saturday 20th July
 
9.30am – 4.30pm
TBC
Sunday 21st July
9.30am – 4.30pm
TBC
Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th July
n/a
TBC
Or
Provisional dates for three-day local course
 
 
Saturday 20th July
 
9.30am – 4.30pm
TBC
Sunday 21st July
 
9.30am – 4.30pm
TBC
Monday 22nd July
10.00am – 9.00pm approx
TBC
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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Summer Tour 2016 
 
 
SCYCB Staff (2017-2018 Season)
 
​Keith Thomas Conductor​
Sarah Alsop​ Manager​/Trumpet Tutor
Peter Harrison​ Saxophone/Double reed tutor​
Terry Ravenor​ Lower brass tutor​
Shirley Screech​ Clarinet tutor​
Louise Palmer​ Flute tutor​
James Phippen​ Saxophone tutor​
Anna Newman​ Percussion tutor​
 
 
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  Easter Course 2016
 
 
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