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National Festival of Music for Youth

Corby Business Academy Big Band and Concert Band are busy preparing for their trip to Northampton on Saturday 12th March 2022 when they will be performing at the National Festival of Music for Youth at Northampton School for Girls.  The Big Band will be performing a 10-minute programme to a distinguished panel of adjudicators.   The programme will include: ’So What’ arranged by A Wakeman, ‘Chameleon’ arranged by V Lopez and finally ‘Birdland’ by J Zawinul.  The concert Band will be performing a Classical programme of Ravel’s Bolero as well as music from the Ballet the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky.

Director of Music, Clive Wears said: ‘We are immensely looking forward to getting back performing once again after such a long period of absence due to the pandemic.  The National Festival of Music for Youth (NFMY) is a great festival where the Big Band and Concert Band will be up against some tough opposition in Northampton.  We have a great set planned which feature some fine soloists including the Politano brothers, Giuseppe and Gianni as well as Sam Haigh and Kashyap Datta’

This year the Big Band welcome a number of new musicians including:


Zoe Rymarz - Flute

Hannah Boaden - Flute

Sophia Burke - Flute

Atiya Akinjagunla - Eb Saxophone

Caelan Servo - Eb Saxophone

Giuseppe Politano - Bb Saxophone

Emma Murphy - Clarinet

Sam Haigh - Trumpet

Kashyap Datta - Trumpet

Peter Davies – Trumpet

Mia Mitchell – Trumpet

Curtis Gibson – Trombone

Ciarrah Dixon - Trombone

Joshua Bogle - Piano

Gianni Politano – Guitar

Sullivan Rymarz – Bass Guitar

Stevie Harrison – Drum Kit


As well as the Big Band and Concert Band performance at the NFMY all musicians are busy rehearsing for our performance at the Oundle Festival as well as our annual Summer Concert due to take place in July 2022.  More details will follow.