Help and support for band members

NYBB Mentor scheme

NYBB Mentors are an important part of the NYBB experience. Many of the senior band members who have leadership qualities as well as musical talent are encouraged to be ambassadors and mentors to young people joining the band.

If it's your first course, you’ll be assigned a mentor to offer support and guidance. They’ll answer questions or concerns, help you settle in and make your week as enjoyable and easy as possible.


As a first step there are some local resources you can check for bursary schemes -

  • Your band
  • The Association to which your band belongs
  • Your School
  • Your Music Centre
  • Your local Library to find out the local charities, trusts and foundations which you might apply to for funding

This is where most financial support is available. If you’d like information on the NYBB bursary scheme email us for details.

Safeguarding our band members

Its important to us that all of our band members experience a safe environment when they are in our care. Below are the important policies we have in place.