In 2017 a new musical journey began in the form of the Irish Youth Brass Band, the youth brass band for the entire island of Ireland from the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, supported by the Royal Irish Academy of Music. IYBB the flagship ensemble for brass and percussion musicians all over Ireland, affording the opportunity for specialised engagement in brass band repertoire, whether from the brass band background or not.
Course participation is for brass and percussion musicians between the ages of 16-25, subject to audition. All brass participants are expected to provide their own instruments and necessary accessories (mutes, oil, etc), percussionists are expected to provide their own mallets and beaters. Successful candidates to the course will be provided with music in advance, and are expected to prepare the repertoire before the course.
For further information, please see iybb.ie.