About The Youth Band
The Youth Brass Band Of Central Florida (YBBCF), located in Orlando, Florida, was formed in September of 2007 as an expansion and educational outreach endeavor of the Brass Band of Central Florida. The youth band consists of 30 of the area’s most talented young musicians. The YBBCF’s mission is to provide an opportunity for the finest area brass and percussion students to supplement their wind band experience by performing in a British-style brass band and to raise the overall all level of brass ensemble playing in the area.
The YBBCF will maintain instrumentation based on the British brass band tradition which includes Bb and Eb cornets, Eb tenor horns, Bb baritones, euphoniums, trombones, bass trombone, tubas, and percussion. In addition to contemporary pieces written for brass band, the group’s repertoire includes orchestral and band transcriptions.
Future highlights for the brass band will include sponsoring clinics and master classes with various guest artists and conductors.
The Youth Brass Band Of Central Florida is an educational project of the Brass Band Of Central Florida, a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization. Your generous gift to support this on-going project is tax free and will help us offer the best possible experience to the young people that will participate in the group. Every dollar designated for the Youth Band will go to support the program. All officers and director are volunteers.
We would like to acknowledge the following individuals and their respective companies for their support of this outstanding youth program:
Dr. Richard Smith, Smith-Watkins Instruments
Mr. Denis Wick, The Denis Wick Products Company
Mr. Gerry Lopez , Gerry Lopez Music
Mr. Zig Kanstul, Kanstul Instruments