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Haverhill Youth & Community Band (HYAC)

Haverhill Youth Band was reformed in 2002 by Theresa Jones. Theresa secured a grant from the National Lottery to buy several new instruments and, during the next two years, she built up a nucleus of loyal players who still form the basis of the present HYAC band which now numbers around 30 players.

In 2004 Theresa decided to concentrate on her new family (her husband, Kevin, plays for the Silver Band) and Diane Pannell took over and the numbers continued to grow. Often when young players came to the band they were accompanied by parents who were foolish enough to remark that they had enjoyed playing in brass bands themselves when they were younger. A few minutes later they had an instrument in their hands and were playing again! Within a few months adults also formed an integral part of the activities and the committee decided to rename the band "Haverhill Youth and Community Band".

The aim of this band is to train players to the standard where they can join the senior band and so maintain the long tradition and high standard of brass playing in Haverhill. We also, however, hope to give all the players an enthusiasm for playing and for brass bands that they can take with them wherever they go.

Haverhill Youth & Community Band Concert - 5th May 2012

HYAC will be joined once again by Hadstock Silver Band for a funfilled evening of "Community Brass" at Haverhill Arts Centre. Watch this space for further details.

Haverhill Youth & Community Band Concert - 7:30pm, 20th February, Haverhill Arts Centre

HYAC join with the Hadstock Silver Band for a musical extravaganza and an evening of family entertainment! The concert will feature each band indiviudally with programmes including music from the movies, some traditional brass band pieces, pop tunes and lots more. All 60 musicians will join together on stage for a rousing massed band finale.

Ticket prices are: £5.50 / £4.00 (Concessions).

To book tickets for this event please see contact Haverhill Arts Centre Box Office..