Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association

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TYMBA (Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association)
Formation 1983 (1983)
Purpose Promotion of youth marching bands

The Traditional Youth Marching Bands Association (TYMBA) is an organization related to marching bands in the United Kingdom.

It was formed in 1983 by a few like-minded friends who felt there was a need for an organisation to cater specifically for youth bands, which project a traditional British image and adopt a British military style of drill.


  • To advance the education and training of young people and their leaders in all aspects of traditional banding.
  • To stimulate public awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional banding
  • To bring together member bands and undertake the performance of marching band music for the enjoyment of the public

Organizational structure[edit]

TYMBA is run by its own members, who together, decide what they want from the association. A national committee is elected annually to manage the affairs of TYMBA. Our regional structure allows bands in each geographical region, South, Midlands and North, to meet regularly and feedback ideas and comments to the national committee through the regional meetings.

Bands classes[edit]

Currently TYMBA membership stands at 18 bands, divided into three competition classes, as of 2014.

Championship class[edit]

  • Grafton District Scout Band
  • Wirral Sound
  • Spen Valley Scout and Guide Band
  • St Mary’s Beverley CL&CG Band
  • Syston Scout and Guide Band
  • Standish St. Wilfrids CL&CG Band
  • Biggleswade Sea Cadet Band
  • Staffordshire Moorlands Youth Band
  • Hornchurch Drum and Trumpet Corps

National class[edit]

  • Redhill Corps of Drums
  • Bournemouth Youth Marching Band
  • Thurmaston Marching Brass
  • 17th Tonbridge Scout and Guide Band
  • Burgess Hill Marching Youth
  • Kings North Youth Marching Band
  • Davyhulme Scout and Guide Band
  • Alderley District Scout Band
  • Rhyl Youth Marching Band
  • The Haverettes All Girls Marching Band


  • Blazing Brass Show Band
  • Sandhurst & District Corps of Drums
  • 5th Leek & District Scout & Guide Band

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