Barnsley Town Concert Band to take the stage at Symphony Hall

After an impressive performance at the Music For Youth regional festival, the Barnsley Town Concert Band have accepted an invitation to perform at the national festival. 

The band will take the stage in July at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, showcasing their musical ability in a twelve-minute performance. It’s a wonderful opportunity for 45 young musicians from Barnsley to play alongside talented bands from across the country.  

Emily, a band member from Kirk Balk Academy, said: “Playing in the Barnsley Town Concert Band has taken me on an amazing journey of growth and musical exploration. The chance to perform at Symphony Hall is a real privilege and it will be incredibly inspiring.” 

Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “We’re extremely proud to hear that the Barnsley Town Concert Band will perform at such a prestigious venue. This remarkable achievement reflects the dedication and growth of the talented young musicians. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their skills at one of the country's top concert venues. The band are honoured to represent Barnsley and South Yorkshire at the national festival.” 

The band are due to perform their set in the early afternoon session, between 1pm and 3.45pm. More information about the event can be found on the Music For Youth website. 

Barnsley’s Music Service is the leading organisation for the Barnsley Music Education Hub. With ongoing support from the Arts Council England, schools and our partners, we strive to make music accessible and inclusive for all young people.  

To get involved and find out more, visit Barnsley Music Service or email 

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