Closing Date – Halesowen Competition 2018
Apr 30 all-day
Special General Meeting
May 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Online meeting, details will be sent to Class A members shortly.

Closing Date – Greater Manchester Marching Band Competition @ Longford Park Stadium
Jul 1 all-day
Halesowen Competition 2018 @ Himley Hall
Jul 1 all-day

Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association Contest 2017

The Halesowen Marching Band Competition returns to Dudley’s Himley Hall, once again, as part of the Armed Forces Day event on Sunday 1st July 2018.

Bands will perform in their TYMBA classes in front of a crowd of around 4000 people, being judged on their music and marching routine by experts in their field.

More details can be found on the dedicated competition page


Summer Rhythm Competition 2018 @ Corby Town FC
Jul 8 all-day

Summer Rhythm 2018 has a new venue as it marches on from Daventry to Corby with the close collaboration of the Traditional Youth Marching Band Association (TYMBA) and the British Youth Band Association (BYBA)

Paul Cartwright, Interim Performance Chair at BYBA, said “Daventry had served its purpose in providing a show in our summer season, though we were always on the look out for somewhere with additional spectator capacity.

“Corby had previously been identified, and with the level of 2017 entries as a result of joint working with TYMBA, it was even more important that a more suitable venue was sourced for 2018”.

Andy Downton, Chairman of TYMBA and organiser for the traditional competition, said: “We’re proud to be working once again with BYBA for the Summer Rhythm competition.

“Last year’s event went so well for both of our organisations and I know our bands thought it was great to see our different styles side by side.

“It would be great to see as many people as possible lining the arena to see what youth marching bands are all about in 2018.”

Dale Willis, Director of Liberty Drum Corps and Summer Rhythm went onto say, “After the success of last year’s Summer Rhythm competition, we were keen to find a venue that could not only support the growth in number of bands entering but also give a really great experience for everyone who joins us for the day. We think that Steel Park, home of Corby Town FC is a real find, and we are looking forward to once again welcoming bands from across the UK to Northamptonshire.”

Both BYBA and TYMBA, closely supported by Liberty Drum Corps, will be releasing further information in due course.

Greater Manchester Marching Band Competition @ Longford Park Stadium
Sep 16 all-day