Youth & Training Band
The earliest record available of a separate youth band is a photo from 1943. Over the last several decades there has been an established youth band rehearsing and taking on engagements and competitions in their own right and changed their name to the Youth & Training Band.
The Youth & Training Band caters to a wide range of abilities and ages and performs music from a wide range of genres including Pop, Rock, Classical and Traditional music at concerts, carnivals, church services and parades.
The Youth & Training Band has had the honour on a number of occasions of playing in the National Finals of the Music for Youth Festival in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. To mark this event, the Youth & Training Band contributed the music they played on that occasion to the CD Best Foot Forward. The band has also had the honour of playing at the Duke of Westminster’s house on the outskirts of Chester.
Most of the players in the Youth & Training Band have graduated from the Beginner’s Band. As with the Youth & Training Band, these players are of all ages – from primary school age to adults who have never got round to playing an instrument.
The Youth & Training Band rehearse every Friday evening, 7:30pm – 9:15pm, at the Bandhall.