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.

Forthcoming Events:


Saturday 1st September – Rehearsal 1

Saturday 15th September – Rehearsal 2

Saturday 6th October – Rehearsal 3

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th October – Residential Course at Borwick Hall

Saturday 3rd November – Rehearsal 4

Saturday 10th November – Rehearsal 5

Saturday 1st December – Rehearsal 6


Saturday 12th January – Rehearsal 7

Saturday 26th January – Rehearsal 8

Saturday 9th February – Rehearsal 9

Saturday 2nd March – Rehearsal 10

Saturday 16th March – Rehearsal 11


Saturday 27th April – Rehearsal 12

Saturday 11th May – Rehearsal 13

Saturday 22nd June – Rehearsal 14

Saturday 29th June – Rehearsal 15

Saturday 13th July – Rehearsal 16

Please put these 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