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Hitchin Youth Band

Hitchin Band is a brass band with a tradition of nearly 150 years. But it has never had a Youth Band...until now! Hitchin Youth Band began in 2009 and is now firmly established, providing weekly rehearsals and regular public performance opportunities for young brass players. We also enjoy social events such as bowling.

We welcome any young brass player from beginner upwards and have a team of volunteers on hand to give guidance at rehearsals. We also have a selection of instruments available to lend out.

Hitchin Youth Band aims to encourage young brass players of any age; developing brass band ensemble skills and a love of music-making. We have two annual awards which are presented to members who demonstrate particular progress and commitment.

Rehearsals are held each Monday (excluding bank holidays), 6.30-7.30pm at Hitchin Rugby Club, Old Hale Way, Hitchin SG5 1XL. Please get in touch if you are interested in coming along. We are always happy to see newcomers!


Hitchin Youth Band - Were crowned winners of the Best Performance Award at the 2012 Hitchin Youth Music Festival (Mixed Age Category), with the Best Soloist Prize given to euphonium player, Robert Moye.

The Youth Band performed a ten minute programme of music featuring stand-up solos from five of its members. Adjudictors noted the band's confident presentation style, with members introducing the items themselves, as well as commenting on our entertaining programme, effective musical contrasts and good balanced sound.

The weeks of hard work in the run-up to the festival really did pay off, with every member of the band helping to create a great performance. A very enjoyable afternoon and a great opportunity to see other local youth music groups in action.

Congratulations Hitchin Youth Band!

Contact Alice Bailey on 01462 423534 or email youthband@hitchinband.co.uk


Directions are available to where we rehease using Google Maps (new window).


Hitchin Youth Band welcomes all young brass players from beginner to intermediate. We have a selection of instruments
available to lend out.


For more information or to register an interest
Please contact Alice Bailey on 01462 423534 or email her at Hitchin Youth Band

View the Introductory Leaflet

View the Newsletter Christmas 2012

You will be surprised at the variety of music a brass band plays!

Page updated Jan 2013