Carnoustie and District
Youth Brass Band


Welcome to the official web site of the Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band.  Although the band has only been in existence from 2008 it has already gained a reputation for excellence and has already achieved success in national competitions. 

Our web site has information about the band, its achievements, upcoming events and much more.  We hope you enjoy your visit.

Band Achievements

2013 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)

2012 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)

2012 - British Youth Brass Band Champions (Championship Section)

2011 - British Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)

2010 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)

2010 - British Youth Brass Band Champions (Advanced Section)

2009 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Premier Section)

2008 - Scottish Youth Brass Band Champions (Senior Section)


Other Recognition for the Band

2012 - Performed at the Music for Youth Schools Prom in the Royal Albert Hall

2012 - BBC2 British Youth Brass Band of the Year

2010 - Angus Youth Ambassadors: Aspiring Youth Award

2010 - Carnoustie Young Citizens of the Year


 New imageFORMER BAND MEMBER ATTEMPTING TO RAISE £1 MILLION FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

Former Eb Bass player Jed Smith now a firefighter based in Dundee with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is attempting to raise £1 million for Cancer Research UK.

In 2013 his mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, news that hit the whole family hard. She battled on through surgery, chemotherapy and finally radiotherapy and beat cancer. It was in May 2016 that she came home from work in tears to tell Jed that she had been diagnosed with endometrial cancer. It was then that the whole idea started. His mum has once again been given the all clear and beaten cancer but at present their are two other members of his family who are battling with the disease.

Jed then decided to help by raising money for Cancer Research UK.  In doing so he has decided to run, cycle and climb until he has reached his goal.  To date this year he has completed the Inverness half-marathon and the Stirling marathon.  On the 6th July he heads to Inverness with a colleague from work to cycle the North Coast 500.  They plan to cycle for 5 days covering approximately 100 miles per day.

You can find out more about Jed's exploit's by clicking on the links below.

https://jedscancermission.wordpress.com/

https://en-gb.facebook.com/jedscancermission/

If you wish to donate please click on following link

https://www.justgiving.com/JED-SMITH1

Jed's Cancer Mission


CARNOUSTIE & DISTRICT RELEASE OUR FIRST CD

The Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band, fresh from their successful defense of the title Scottish Youth Band Champions in November, have just released their first CD. The collection is made up of live performances from 2009 to 2012 and demonstrates exactly why this talented group of young musicians has been crowned British and Scottish champions over the last 5 years.

The CD has been funded by generous donations from the community of Carnoustie and sales of the CD at the Festive Celebration Concert held in conjunction with Abertay Rotary Club in St Paul`s Cathedral on Saturday 14th December, are proving popular. Carnoustie and District Youth Brass Band and their musical director, Mr Michael Robertson, have been a musical phenomenon, since their creation in 2008.

Their success is even more extraordinary in that the band members are almost entirely from the Carnoustie and Monifieth area. Two of the members of this elite group, Ross Knight and Joe Walters, have also won the title of BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Musician of the year in 2011 and 2012.

The CD is a compilation of both original works for brass band and solos as diverse as Bare Necessities and the Harry James’ Trumpet Concerto. It can be purchased from McDougall’s newsagents in the High Street in Carnoustie, by email at cdybb@cdybb.org.uk or from contacting Ann Ness (Chairperson) on 07903 682397.

CD Cover


Please feel free to listen to a sample of the bands programme played in Manchester 2011.

Fanfare and Love Songs 
A Scots Miscellany
Dundonnell
 
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Scottish Champions 2013

(Premier Section)
Scottish Champions 2013

Scottish Champions 2012

(Premier Section)Scottish Champions 2012
Michael Robertson after receiving the Presidents Award from SBBA

Michael Robertson after receiving the Presidents Award from the SBBA

British Champions 2012

(Championship Section) Carnoustie and District celebrate winning the British premier section championship
Sue Richards presents Josiah Walters with the Best Instrumentalist Award  
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