Welcome to the Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association.

TYMBA was formed in 1983 by a few like-minded friends who felt there was a need for an organisation to cater specifically for traditional style youth marching bands – those which project a traditional British image and adopt a British military style of drill whist providing music education and performance for young people.

For nearly 40 years TYMBA has been the home of the traditional youth marching band movement across the UK. We work with British Army Music, The Royal Marines, British Youth Band Association, Indoor Music Games and more to provide training, performance opportunities and support for bands and their leaders/members.

As well as some independent youth marching bands, our membership represents a wide variety of organisations such as:

  • Scouts

  • Guides

  • Boys and Girls Brigades

  • Nautical Training Corps

  • Sea Cadets

  • The Royal British Legion

The Association continues to be run by individuals with a passion for raising the profile of the youth marching band activity here in the United Kingdom.