British Youth Band Association

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The British Youth Band Association, or BYBA, was formed in 1974 by David Loader, John Johnson and Glen Carter. It aims to promote the marching band activity, to encourage the social aspects of bands and to enhance personal development through all aspects of bands. BYBA has also set up rules for contests, and divided all marching bands into classes. The 1992 season saw 117 units marching across the Novice, Contest, Championship and Premier Classes. By the 2003 season, the system had changed into 40 units marching across Divisions 1,2,3,4 and the Cadets league. The 2007 season saw Division 4 renamed as the Junior Division, and the introduction of the Associate division, allowing for units of any age. As of the 2008 season, BYBA runs an Individual & Ensembles Showcase. In 2014, The class system was changed to the Premier Class, Championship Class, Associate Class, Traditional Class and Cadet Class and six competitions are run each year. In 2017, The Contest Class was added to the class system.

2018 Bands & Classes[edit]

Premier & Open Class

  • Beeches Performance Ensemble
  • Blue Diamonds (Guests from Germany)
  • Liberty Drum Corps
  • Revolution

Championship Class

  • Comets Performance Ensemble
  • Phantom Knights
  • Stafford Brigades
  • Thurrock Marching Brass

Contest Class

  • 1st Ibstock Scouts
  • Cadence Academy
  • Christchurch Ashton CLCGB
  • Concord Allstars
  • Diamond Cadets (Guests from Germany)
  • Lanesfield BB/GB Cadets
  • Spalding Marching Ambassadors
  • Warwick Corps Of Drums

Cadet Class

  • Stafford Brigades Cadets - Performed at One Show only

2014 Rankings[edit]

Premier Class

  • 1.East Coast Elite
  • 2.Revolution
  • 3.37th Kingswood
  • 4.Stafford Lancers
  • 5.Cadence
  • 6.Beeches Performance Ensemble
  • 7.Liberty

Associate Class

  • 1.Upton
  • 2.Polesworth Pioneers

Championship Class

  • 1.Phantom Knights
  • 2.Lanesfield Boys BB/GB
  • 3.Trinity School Show Band
  • 4.1st Ibstock Scouts
  • 5.The Comets Performance Ensemble
  • 6.Halifax Boys BB/GB

Cadet Class

  • 1.Liberty Juniors
  • 1.Cadence Juniors

2015 Rankings[edit]

Premier Class

  • 1.East Coast Elite 80.75
  • 2.Revolution 80.67
  • 3.Beeches Performance Ensemble 79.57
  • 4.Stafford Lancers 69.20
  • 5.Phantom Knights 67.88
  • 6.Liberty 64.80

Championship Class

  • 1.Lanesfield BB/GB 66.80
  • 2.Ibstock Scouts 64.37
  • 3.Stafford Brigades 63.25
  • 4.Comets Performance Ensemble 62.78
  • 5.Trinity School Showband 60.25
  • 6.Dynamic Vibe 58.55
  • 7.Hailfax BB/GB 50.40

Cadet Class

  • 1.Cadence Juniors 62.75
  • 2.Liberty Juniors 57.88

2016 Rankings[edit]

Premier Class

  • 1.Beeches Performance Ensemble 81.33
  • 2.Revolution 79.95
  • 3.East Coast Elite 79.27
  • 4.Phantom Knights 63.53
  • 5.Liberty 62.40

Championship Class

  • 1.Nexus 72.30
  • 2.Stafford Brigades 65.67
  • 3.The Comets 60.38
  • 4.Dynamic Vibe 59.10
  • 5.Halifax BB/GB 53.75

Cadet Class

  • 1.Thurrock Marching Brass 64.50
  • 2.Warwick Corps of Drums 53.75
  • 3.Cadence Juniors 50.38

2017 Rankings[edit]

Premier Class

  • 1.Revolution 81.95

Championship Class

  • 1.Liberty 78.95
  • 2.Phantom Knights 75.23
  • 3.The Comets 59.98
  • 4.Stafford Brigades 59.45
  • 5.Dynamic Vibe 58.82
  • 6.1st Ibstock Scouts 53.02
  • 7.Thurrock Marching Brass 49.78
  • 8.Halifax BB/GB 39.78

Contest Class

  • 1.Stafford Lancers 66.20
  • 2.Christ Church Ashton CLCGB 62.67
  • 3.Warwick Corps Of Drums 60.95
  • 4.Cadence Juniors 49.68

2018 Rankings[edit]

Premier Class

  • 1.Revolution 75.47
  • 2.Liberty 68.88

Open Class

  • 1.Beeches 84.80

Championship Class

  • 1.Phantom Knights 77.30
  • 2.The Comets 65.37
  • 3.Stafford Brigades 55.45
  • 4.Thurrock Marching Brass 54.65

Contest Class

  • 1.Christ Church Ashton 64.80
  • 2.Concord Allstars 64.50
  • 3.1st Ibstock Scouts 64.37
  • 4.Warwick Corps of Drums 46.65
  • 5.Lanesfield BB/GB 45.55

2019 Rankings[edit]

Premier Class

  • 1.Phantom Knights 85.13
  • 2.Revolution 84.30
  • 3.Syston Scout & Guide Band 77.90
  • 4.The Comets 73.88

Championship Class

  • 1.Liberty 78.18
  • 2.1st Ibstock Scouts 73.25
  • 3.Thurrock Marching Brass 67.68

Open Class

  • 1.Beeches 93.88

Novice Class

  • 1.Lanesfield BB/GB 53.80
  • 2.1st Minster Scouts 51.30


Scoring[edit]

For the 2008 season, the BYBA scoring system was revamped to bring it more in line with the DCE system. Units are now marked on the following captions:

  • Musical Effect
  • Visual Effect
  • Field Wind
  • Field Percussion
  • Field Visual
  • Music Analysis
  • Visual Analysis
  • Colourguard
  • Turnout

Winners[edit]

2011 -

League

Finals

  • Div 1 - 37th Kingswood
  • Div 2 - Beeches Cadets
  • Div 3 - Cadence Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Juniors - Kidsgrove Juniors
  • Associate - Spirit Of Coventry
  • Cadet Class - 37th Kingswood Cadets

2012 -

League

  • Div 1 - East Coast Elite
  • Div 2 - Cadence Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Div 3 - Liberty Drum Corps
  • Cadet Class - 37th Kingswood Cadets

Finals

  • Div 1 - 37th Kingswood
  • Div 2 - Cadence Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Div 3 - 4th Uckfield
  • Associate - Derby Midshipmen
  • Cadet Class - 37th Kingswood Cadets

2013 -

League

  • Div 1 - East Coast Elite
  • Div 2 - Revolution Show Corps
  • Div 3 - Phantom Knights

Finals

  • Div 1 - East Coast Elite
  • Div 2 - Stafford Lancers
  • Div 3 - Phantom Knights
  • Associate - Spirit Of Coventry
  • Cadet Class - Thurrock Marching Brass

2014 -

League

  • Premier Class - East Coast Elite
  • Championship Class - Phantom Knights
  • Associate Class - Polesworth Pioneers
  • Cadet Class - Liberty Juniors

Finals

  • Premier Class - East Coast Elite
  • Championship Class - Phantom Knights
  • Associate Class - Upton
  • Cadet Class - Liberty Juniors & Cadence Juniors

2015 -

League

  • Premier Class - Beeches Performance Ensemble
  • Championship Class - Stafford Brigades
  • Associate Class - Dynamic Vibe Performance Ensemble
  • Cadet Class - Liberty Juniors

Finals

  • Premier Class - East Coast Elite
  • Championship Class - Lanesfield Boys Brigade & Girls Brigade
  • Associate Class - Dynamic Vibe Performance Ensemble
  • Cadet Class - Cadence Juniors

2016-

League

Finals

  • Premier Class - Beeches Performance Ensemble
  • Championship Class - Nexus Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Cadet Class - Thurrock Marching Brass

2017-

League

  • Premier Class - Revolution
  • Championship Class - Liberty Drum Corps
  • Contest Class - Christ Church Ashton CLCGB

Finals

  • Premier Class - Revolution
  • Championship Class - Liberty Drum Corps
  • Contest Class - Stafford Lancers

2018-

League

  • Premier Class - Revolution
  • Open Class - Beeches Performance Ensemble
  • Championship Class - Phantom Knights
  • Contest Class - Christ Church Ashton CLCGB

Finals

  • Premier Class - Revolution
  • Open Class - Beeches Performance Ensemble
  • Championship Class - Phantom Knights
  • Contest Class - Christ Church Ashton CLCGB

2019-

League

  • Premier Class - Phantom Knights
  • Open Class - Beeches Performance Ensemble
  • Championship Class - Liberty
  • Novice Class - Lanesfield BB/GB

Finals

  • Premier Class - Phantom Knights
  • Open Class - Beeches Performance Ensemble
  • Championship Class - Liberty
  • Novice Class - Lanesfield BB/GB

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