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Message from Jon Cranston re HCTB Trombone Day - Ferneham Hall April 02, 2019
Dear HCTB Members Thank you all for a very successful and enjoyable performance at the HCYB Easter Extravaganza on Sunday.  We will now not be... [MORE]

A few photos from the Easter Extravanganza March 31, 2019
When the band families come together there is a dazzling array of creativity on show.  Here are just a few photos from today.   ... [MORE]

New: HCYB suit covers, fleece blanket and fleece tops February 09, 2019
New: HCYB suit covers, fleece blanket and fleece tops We are delighted to announce that you can now order these.     View detail... [MORE]

Volunteering and fundraising: small ways you can help the bands December 20, 2018
You can support the bands in many ways.  Here are some of them: Friends (membership with benefits) EasyFundraising (retailers give us free do... [MORE]

HMS live stream on Saturday 1st December November 28, 2018
You can watch a playback of the HMS live stream on Saturday 1st December here: ... [MORE]

Sign up online to help with refreshments August 23, 2018
Refreshments are valued by parents and band members as an opportunity for socialising and it raises funds for the bands.  This only happens wit... [MORE]

Hampshire County Training Band Tour a storming success. Now all returned safe and sound July 31, 2018
You can see photos from the tour here ... [MORE]

Recent letters from JMcK July 15, 2018
Please check the letters page here ... [MORE]

Hampshire at the Hall DVD April 27, 2018
The HAMPSHIRE AT THE HALL concert on 23rd April 2018 at the Royal Albert Hall was professionally filmed using a multi-camera set-up.  DVDs will... [MORE]

Refresh your online calendar with the online band diary November 21, 2017
Go here to view the most updated diary of band commitments and click option to add items to your own online calendar. You can also check the l... [MORE]

4tet perform at the Great Hall, Winchester September 29, 2017
Gerrans Holiday Brass, a representative 4tet of the HCYBs, performing at the Great Hall in Winchester yesterday evening at a HCC event. ... [MORE]

Follow the Blog ... September 14, 2017
You can follow the Blog for Fairthorne 2017 here Also: HCYB Association letters are here You can view planned rehearsals and performances ... [MORE]

TWO messages from Jane Brydon July 23, 2017
Sunday 23rd July 2017 Hi Everyone,   In almost unseemly haste, you might say, I used my first Saturday with no band to visit John Lewis to t... [MORE]

Photos from the end of year concert 2017 July 21, 2017
A photographically talented parent has very kindly sent in these photos from the end of year concert.  Thank you to Andy Holmes. ... [MORE]

Follow the County Tour Blog July 10, 2017
If you'd like to follow the Tour Blog you can watch it here ... [MORE]

Photos from the Easter Extravaganza April 02, 2017
Thank you to those you have sent these in. ... [MORE]

HCYB trumpeters raise county spirits at Commonwealth ceremony March 13, 2017
HCYB trumpeters raise county spirits at Commonwealth ceremony Pictured above are two members of the Hampshire County Youth Band, Principal co... [MORE]

Sad News January 19, 2017
Sad News Jon Knight, founder of HCYB died last night (18th January). More information will be shared as it becomes known. A lovely man. Jock ... [MORE]

New photos of Buttercross in Gallery January 07, 2017
Click here to view them. ... [MORE]

Booking a holiday? January 04, 2017
Dreaming of warmer climes? Don't forget to raise a free donation for Hampshire County Youth Band Association when you book your holidays through eas... [MORE]

New Calendar Item November 18, 2016
Sunday 7 May 2017 As part of an initiative to provide and encourage jazz music activities, HMS are making funds available for related projects. &n... [MORE]

From Jock September 05, 2016
It is sad to report the passing of Gladys Knight, loving wife of John Knight - founder of HCYB. Gladys died peacefully at Aldbourne Nursing Home, M... [MORE]

HCJB/HCTB Tour: watch their progress via the Blog July 19, 2016
The Tour Blog is up. Here is the link or you can click on the tab on the front page: [MORE]

Photos added to galleries courtesy of one kind parent and his busy camera: your photos could be up there too! July 11, 2016
This website is for HCYB members and parents.  Apart from information and Blogs, it is up to you to generate content.  Please consider sen... [MORE]

Budding journalist pens write-up of Festival of Brass July 09, 2016
In the Junior Band we harbour a budding journalist called Martin, aged 11. He has penned this write-up of the Hampshire Festival of Brass.  Tha... [MORE]

Win £250 for HCYBA when you shop with eBay June 30, 2016
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Waitrose and Tesco tokens April 23, 2016
Please would you nominate the Association at your local supermarket collection scheme.  Ask at the customer desk for a nomination form. Sugges... [MORE]

Do you buy stuff online? Or use the supermarket? April 18, 2016
If you use the internet for any shopping, whether for groceries, books or washing machine spare parts or perhaps train/airline tickets, then you can... [MORE]

Cameras, lights, action! March 18, 2016
Please use your phones or cameras to take photos of informal family groups, performances and anything generally that you think will make a lively ad... [MORE]

Match funding January 09, 2016
We have raised significant sums through match funding raffles via parents who have employers that offer match funding schemes.  Please click he... [MORE]

Photos now up on website November 22, 2015
Annual official group band photos taken at Fairthorne are now viewable on the website here. ... [MORE]

Christmas shopping? Please use EasyFundraising when you do. November 18, 2015
If you sign up now, then you could raise valuable funds for HCYBA while you shop, without costing yourself a penny.  You might also benefit fro... [MORE]

An opportunity to receive a FREE instrument, FREE specialist tuition, FREE music resources via the HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH BAND Endangered Species Sche October 05, 2015
An opportunity to receive a FREE instrument, FREE specialist tuition, FREE music resources via the HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH BAND Endangered S... [MORE]

Band photographs October 01, 2015
Please remember your order forms + payment and hand them to a committee member in the classroom adjacent to the refreshment room. ... [MORE]

AGM of HCYBA and Vacancies September 13, 2015
The Annual General Meeting of Hampshire County Youth Band Assocation will be held at 10.45am in a room adjacent to the refreshment area on 21st Nove... [MORE]

EasyFundraising raises ££s for HCYBA via online shopping September 13, 2015
Weekly supermarket delivery?  Holiday?  Music downloads?  Presents?  Spare parts?  Sheet music?  Many of us buy these ... [MORE]

Blog for Fairthorne Weekend August 27, 2015
Follow the Blog here.  Please add comments.  BlogEd. ... [MORE]

Photos from HCYB Music for Youth in Birmingham July 13, 2015
Click here to see photos. ... [MORE]

Rehearsals: arrival times January 25, 2015
Please would all band members arrive at least 10 minutes before rehearsal on Saturdays to assist in set up. ... [MORE]

Updated! The busking tally .. December 24, 2014
Update from Jock on today's busking: A great session all round!Collection total = £746 plus 2 cents.Great to see a huge band & lots of fa... [MORE]

The final count up December 18, 2014
The previous amount announced for the raffle was an approximation.  After a final tally this is how much we raised on Sunday at the Christmas C... [MORE]

Photos from Christmas Concert December 15, 2014
If you have any good performance photos from the Christmas concert or from other HCYB events that you are happy to have displayed on the HCYBA websi... [MORE]

Guest conductor for HCJB! December 13, 2014
Here are some photos taken on Saturday 13th December whilst Junior Band were busking at the Buttercross in Winchester. The first set:  A young... [MORE]

Blog updates... September 22, 2014
Photos of activities of the band members over the weekend are all up on the Blog here.  A few more photos of the grand drama from Sat... [MORE]

HCYBA Family Form August 20, 2014
If you have mislaid your copy, it may be downloaded here.  Please complete and bring with you to Fairthorne if you have not yet handed yours in... [MORE]

Fairthorne Deadlines August 03, 2014
You should by now have received the information pack for the Fairthorne Residential Brass Course 19th-21st September 2014.  Please ensure that ... [MORE]

Additional photos on the HCJB Blog August 03, 2014
Now that the HCTB tour is over, I have found time to add a backlog of photos from the HCJB Maastricht River Cruise.  There are also various oth... [MORE]

Calendar updated August 01, 2014
Please see here. Or you can download the printable hard copy here. ... [MORE]

Friends scheme launched! July 10, 2014
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County Band Tour Blog Now Live July 03, 2014
Watch the tour via the Blog!  And please add your comments. Find it here. ... [MORE]

HCYB - New letters from JMcK May 17, 2014
Please check them here. ... [MORE]

Fundraising January 29, 2014
Easy Fundraising So far we only have a few people signed up for this, but it is potentially a big earner for us. It really is easy to set up and re... [MORE]

Booking your holiday? January 13, 2014
Click here if you would like to see some great holiday deals that will also generate free donations to HCYBA. ... [MORE]

Switching search engine can be a fundraiser for HCYBA January 03, 2014
Here's a message from EasyFundraising: ... [MORE]

Official Photos now available to view on this website November 10, 2013
To view the photos please click here. ... [MORE]

Photos from 50th Anniversary Concert July 27, 2013
Photos from the 50th Anniversary concert may be viewed here. ... [MORE]

Your online purchases can earn us donations! June 06, 2013
HCYBA is now registered with Easyfundraising which means every time you shop online a donation will be made to HCYBA.  Please note that every t... [MORE]

Message from JMcK: 50th Anniversary Concert April 19, 2013
Dear Parents / band members Can I thank all band members for their fantastic playing at last weekends' HCYB 50th Anniversary celebrations. Our thre... [MORE]

Missed/lost an e-mail? Check the Messages from JMcK page April 05, 2013
Please click here to read latest messages. ... [MORE]

Hoodies for Christmas presents! December 01, 2012
If you (or maybe the grandparents?) were looking for a great present for the kids...a band hoody might be just the answer.  Send an email with ... [MORE]

Official Photos Posted November 09, 2012
Please click here to view the 2012 band photos or access them via the Menu bar. ... [MORE]

Instrument insurance October 17, 2012
If you have a County Band instrument in your possession, please note that the annual contribution towards the insurance premium of £20.00 is n... [MORE]

Details of HCYB branded clothing now up online October 10, 2012
Click on Forms and Information tab on the Main Menu bar.  Here you may download pdf documents with details of all clothing and an order form. &... [MORE]

HCYB gift shopping opportunities! September 29, 2012
Items for sale are of a musical nature....perfect small gifts for birthdays or Christmas.  These will be available for sale at concerts.  ... [MORE]