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The National Youth Marching Band
The National Youth Marching Band comprises of members drawn from many individual youth marching bands. All the bands adopt the style of the British Military. Some of the member bands are also active members of the Scout & Guide Association, The Boys and Girls Brigade and the Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade. The band is under the direction of Major Paul Norley.

Some of the finest youth marching bands in the country make up the National Youth Marching Band. They are all able to perform complex figure marching displays, lead parades, perform concerts and put out various ensembles for all other occasions, including brass and woodwind quintets and dance bands. They have all won numerous awards and some of them have travelled extensively, playing in Canada, Germany, France as well as many cities in the United Kingdom.

A place in the National Youth Marching Band is highly sought after by a lot of young musicians who play in Youth Marching Bands around the country and it is with much pride that they play to packed audiences at The NIA.


The individual bands have make over 150 public performances throughout the year at a variety of events. The member bands here today have travelled from North Yorkshire, Liverpool, Surrey, Leicester and Birmingham, the combined travelling distance of the band is over 1,000 miles. All the young band members stay in Birmingham over the weekend of the tattoo and very much enjoy being in the city.

The bands which make up the National Youth Marching Band are:

  • Halesowen Scout Band
  • Moreton Boys and Girls Brigade Youth
  • Marching Band ‘The Wirral Sound’
  • Redhill Corps of Drums
  • Rubery Youth Marching Band
  • Spen Valley Scout & Guide Band
  • Thurmaston Marching Brass

Did you know? Annually it costs between £8,000 and £15,000 to run a youth marching band and all this money has to be raised by the bands who are all self funding organisations.