About the County Training Brass Band
The CTBB is the second brass band of the Music and Performing Arts Trust and rehearses on Saturday mornings in Room 5 at the
Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 9:15am to 12:15pm. The conductor for the 2016 to 2017 season is Gary Fountain (pictured).
The band was founded as the County Junior Brass Band in 1991, becoming the CTBB the following year. It was designed to be a training opportunity for students hoping one day to be in the
County Youth Brass Band, but has become a strong performing group in its own right. It has twice appeared at the finals of the
National Festival of Music for Youth - in 1995 and 2002.
During the course of the year, the band appears in several
county music concerts, including the Brass Band Spectacular and the
Second Generation concert at the Derngate. The annual programme also includes a
residential course at Grendon Hall and participation in the regional round of the
National Festival of Music for Youth.
Recent letters to members
How to join us
Auditions are held annually in July. See the
auditions page for further information.
Watch the CTBB in performance
CTBB perform A Fanfare of Praise by Robert Redhead at the Brass Band Spectacular, Spinney Theatre March 2014.