The local association for Brass Bands in the Southern Counties of England

The Southern Counties Youth Band (SCYB) has been thriving since scaba President Norman Every started it in 2014, and looks set to get even bigger and better in the coming year. New members are always welcome to come and join the fun!
Norman has retired from running the band since moving out of the area, but the rest of the team of experienced tutors and dedicated volunteers will be back supporting the band under the expert guidance of our conductors Ian Lanceley and Richard Baker. We have a full calendar of monthly rehearsals from September to March, with a concert in February and our 4th annual residential course confirmed for April 2018. All dates are listed in the SCYB Membership Pack and on the Events section of this website.

Membership of SCYB is open to any young brass band musicians aged from 11 to 18 and of at least grade 4 standard. Your band does not have to be a member of scaba.

For more information and a membership application form, you can download a Membership Pack HERE or from the SCYB page.

The SCYB Easter Residential course led by renowned percussionist, conductor and composer Paul Lovatt-Cooper starts on Monday 10th April in the stunning setting of St Catherine’s School, Bramley near Guildford.

Join us in supporting the future of brass banding at SCYB’s free end of course concert, 7pm on Thursday 13th April

The Southern Counties Youth Band (SCYB) is returning to St Catherine’s School in Bramely for its third residential course from 10th – 13th April.
This year’s course will be led by the renowned percussionist, composer and band trainer Paul Lovatt-Cooper, supported by our regular team of tutors.
You can find out more about Paul at his website
The Residential Course fee is £110 per student. This includes 3 night’s accommodation, all tuition and use of the excellent facilities provided at the school.
This low cost is made possible by financial support from scaba and the generosity of the SCYB tutors who give their time free of charge.
The course will end with a free concert on Thursday 13th April.
All players aged 11-18 are welcome – you can join SCYB even if your band isn’t a member of scaba.
For more info please contact
Closing date for applications 26th March