Canberra Youth Brass 

Photo- Peter Hislop

Canberra Youth Brass  at the Australian National Eisteddfod Canberra May 2017 - Adam Powers conductor

Canberra Youth Brass


Canberra Brass is all for fostering the spirit of brass in the ACT and Capital Region and following the success of the inaugural ‘Youth Brass Extravaganza’ in November, Canberra Youth Brass will be officially launched in 2016.


Canberra Youth Brass is open to all young children and young people between the ages of 12-19 from across Canberra and the Capital Region. It rehearses at Canberra Girls Grammar School, Deakin from 6pm-7.30pm on Mondays.


CYB provides players with the opportunity to play and perform traditional and contemporary brass band music with people of their own age.


Our aim is to develop music reading, playing and performance, in support of their school band, to help foster the spirit of brass in the ACT and Capital Region. Joining CYB will help band members develop confidence, not only in playing, but as individuals and to develop team player and leadership skills.


To give you an idea of what Canberra Youth Brass hopes to achieve and what you could be part of, read on! We have our sights set high and, in time, hope to be the number one youth ensemble in the ACT.


In being part of the band you can expect to be competing in events such as the National Eisteddfod and the NSW State Brass Band Championships. We will also be active in the community performing at events such as Floriade and charity gigs. As a bonus we also hope to take the band on tour, both across Australia and internationally!



If you have any  questions about what happens next or the future of the band please do not hesitate to contact Adam, Jo or Marijke at .


Adam, Jo & Marijke

Canberra Youth Brass Sub-Committee 

Community - based band musicianship education


In 2010 National Australia Brass initiated Australia's first community based band musicianship education program designed specifically to provide young aspiring Australian musicians with a learning experience focused primarily on band musicianship.


  • Promoting brass banding as a cultural entity at the highest level within the wider community.


  • Nurturing public awareness of the Australian brass band movement’s community focus.


  • Expanding the global recognition of Australia’s brass band heritage as an internationally profiled musical ensemble uniting leading brass musicians as ambassadors for Australia at the highest artistic level of attainment.