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.


Tony Mansell
Publicity Officer and Archivist
Gwel An Vre
Wheal Quoit Avenue
St Agnes TR5 0SJ
Email Tony
01872 552098


About the Band In Brief

The Cornwall Youth Brass Band is the oldest county youth band in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1955 and held its first residential course in 1959, the start of a long tradition, which has continued without a break until the present time.  The Band now holds two four-day courses a year, at Christmas and Easter, each culminating in a public concert. Typically, around 60 young musicians will be involved in a course, which will be led by a guest conductor of renown from the brass band world. The band is financially self-supporting. It is a registered charity (number 1116586) and is constituted as a company limited by guarantee (number 5796499) registered in England.