Youth contest entry deadline extended by National Mining Museum Scotland

Thursday 22 March 2018

Organisers of National Mining Museum Scotland's (NMMS) 1st Annual Youth Brass Band competition have announced that the deadline for entries has been extended until Monday, 9 April.

The contest, which will be held at the National Mining Museum Scotland, based at Lady Victoria Colliery in Newtonrange, takes place on Saturday, 30 June.

Education Manager for NMMS, Victoria Robb, commented: "In association with Visit Scotland’s 'Year of Young People 2018', the event will see young people from across Scotland showcase their amazing talents and offer an unforgettable event for all. There are NO entry costs and NMMS can offer travel subsistence where required."

"The Youth Brass Band Competition will be the 1st Annual Competition held by the National Mining Museum Scotland which will aim to provide a platform for youth brass bands from across Scotland to perform in front of a great audience, showcase their skills, raise awareness of Scotland’s rich brass band heritage and be part of Scotland’s designated 'Year of Young People 2018'. NMMS is grateful for the support of VisitScotland and SBBA for this event."

Organisers are looking for groups consisting of anyone aged between 8 and 26 years old. The group can be all the same age or completely mixed ages, with no maximum number restrictions. The contest will take place in a large marquee on the grounds of the Museum. There will be facilities such as food and refreshment vendors. The audience will be seated and the marquee’s stage will be roughly 10m by 5m.

Victoria continued: "We are looking for young people to showcase their amazing skills and put on a performance like no other. We welcome choreography, costumes and even other instruments or a vocalist. Stand out from the crowd and wow the audience. The judges will be looking for entertainment, a well-rehearsed performance, skill and, most importantly, fun! Your performance should be no longer than 20 minutes."

Bands and ensembles wishing to take part can download the application form here, which should be emailed to by 9 April.