Cornwall Youth Brass Band

Band Brest an Yowynkneth Kernow

CYBB - The Cornish Charity That Helps Young Brass Band Musicians Take Their Playing to New Heights

Band members benefit every year from two four-day residential courses. These are directed by leading conductors from the brass band world, and outstanding levels of performance are achieved in the Gala Concerts that provide the climax to every course.



Please help us to help produce the musicians of tomorrow.
We now have to raise over 20,000 a year to fund this work. 100% of every 1 you donate will help our young musicians.

All our Trustees and local tutors give their time without charge.

Archive: Courses, Major Events, First Public Performances, Photographs and Recordings

The Archive is a companion of our Past Members listing, which gives in alphabetical order the names of all players in the band since 1959. Here we give, by date, details of courses and major events in the life of the band since 1959, including first public performances and recordings. You can use the links to see programmes, photographs and who was in the band on each occasion.

Sadly, we have had to indicate by the use of abbreviation that some information is missing. If you can fill these gaps, please contact Tony Mansell. In particular, we need the programmes for the following courses: Easter 1985, Christmas 1992, Easter 1994, Christmas 1994, and Easter 1995.

We are aware of some concerts not listed here that the band has given over the years. For these please see Other Concerts.

CYBB complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Please use the links below to go to the years you are interested in.

1959-1980 | 1981-2000 | 2001 onwards

Explanation of Links


Click to see band membership


Click to see concert programme


Click to see course photograph


Click to see course photograph at higher resolution


Click to see gallery of photographs

Other Abbreviations






First public performance


No course photograph taken


Players omitted from programme


A recording of the concert is available from PM Sound


We do not know who played in the band


We do not have a copy of the concert programme


A photograph was taken but we do not have a copy