Lancashire Youth Concert Band

Formed in 1976, the Lancashire Youth Concert Band (LYCB) is one of Lancashire’s County Ensembles.




The concert band offers you the opportunity to work with inspiring leaders and professional musicians,
alongside like-minded young people from across the Lancashire area.

Entry to the band is by audition and students should have reached at least grade 5 on their principal instrument.

Rehearsals take place at Lostock Hall Academy and there is an exciting programme of forthcoming events including concerts, courses, workshops and a summer tour.


Saturday 7th September – Rehearsal 1

Saturday 21st September – Rehearsal 2

Friday 11th – Sunday 13th October – Residential Course at Borwick Hall

Saturday 9th November – Rehearsal 3

Saturday 23rd November – Rehearsal 4

Saturday 7th December – Rehearsal 5

Sunday 8th December – 12-5pm Christmas Fundraising Extravaganza for our Summer tour 2020! This event will be joint with LYSO and a fantastic chance to raise funds for our upcoming tour! More details to follow. (Venue Burnley TBC)

Saturday 14th December – 3pm onwards – Christmas Concert, Preston (Venue TBC)


Saturday 11th January – Rehearsal 6

Saturday 25th January – Rehearsal 7 – Playathon with LYSO/Quiz & Cake Sale

Saturday 8th February – Rehearsal 8

Saturday 29th February – Rehearsal 9

Saturday 14th March – Rehearsal 10

Saturday 28th March – Rehearsal 11

Sunday 29th March – 12pm onwards – Afternoon Spring Concert at St. Peter’s Church, Scorton (Venue TBC)


 Saturday 25th April – Rehearsal 12

Saturday 2nd May – Rehearsal 13


Saturday 20th June – Rehearsal 14

Saturday 4th July – Rehearsal 15

Saturday 11th July – Rehearsal 16

Sunday 12th July – 3pm onwards, Brass at the Seaside Festival & Leavers Concert

 Saturday 18th July – 3pm onwards – Concert of American Music at Chorley Town Hall to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower and Captain Myles Standish.

 Sunday 19th July – 1-4pm Pre-tour rehearsal with LYSO at Lostock Academy

Tuesday 21st July – Friday 24th July – Joint tour to Belgium with LYSO

Please put rehearsal and concert dates in your diary. As a member of a county ensemble, we expect you to be committed to attending rehearsals and events.

There may be additional performances added to the schedule through the year.

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For dates of events or concerts visit the events page here 




Saturdays 10am-3.30pm Lostock Hall Academy


  • Classical


  • Brass
  • Woodwind
  • Ensembles

Age Ranges

  • Key Stage 3: age 11-14
  • Key Stage 4: age 14-16
  • Key Stage 5: age 16-18