Who Are We
The Brentwood Imperial Youth Band is a traditional marching band based in Essex, England. The band was founded in 1990 by Mr John Wyndham MBE to provide local youth with an environment to develop life skills in a fun, safe and musical way.
Since 1990 the band has developed into a highly successful group with a renowned international reputation. With over 100 members, led by a cadre of staff who are all volunteers, the youngest musicians are just 10 years old and many of the new recruits join the band with no previous musical experience. With a multifunctional capability, the band performs at concerts, parades and tattoos throughout the year.
As honorary members of the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division Polar Bear Association the band proudly wear the Polar Bear insignia on their scarlet red tunics.
The band is a registered charity and is 100% self funded thanks to the fundraising activities that are undertaken throughout the year.
Making the ordinary extraordinary every Monday and Wednesday, 7pm-9pm
We are looking for new recruits. There are many reasons to join us and we welcome every young person. Be a part of something truly special and discover how the joy of music can change lives. Build your confidence and take pride in developing skills to last a lifetime.CONTACT US
Our History and What we do
Mr John Wyndham MBE founded the band with a vision of encouraging its young members to develop self-discipline and a team spirit. His own positive experiences in the London Sea Cadet Corps gave him the desire to emulate that arena but also to push the musical boundaries further. His achievements are very evident in the splendid youth band we see today.
The bands ethos remains the same today as it was in the beginning, aiming to encourage and train young musicians, to develop them both mentally and physically for the demanding musical schedule of concert and marching performance.
Band members are regularly exposed to a variety of musical experiences such as performing with professional military bands, performing concerts and displays extensively in the UK and abroad and rehearsing twice weekly come rain or shine. The Band’s main endeavour is engagements of a ceremonial nature and as such lead Brentwood’s Remembrance Parade and through its young members helps to keep alive acknowledgement of the sacrifices made by service men and women of the Armed services.
Discover the people who make up Brentwood Imperial Youth Band.