Do you know an exceptional Music teacher worthy of an award? Brass Bands England are looking for nominations for the Brian W Hicks Memorial Shield for Services to Youth Banding.

This category is, of course, all about supporting young people within the banding sector – there are whole group of people out there who are going above and beyond to inspire the next generation of players. Got someone in mind? Nominate them here.

The winner could be involved in youth banding in any capacity, such as performer, youth band conductor, or teacher. This could be in either an educational or community band setting.

The winner of this category will have made an outstanding contribution to youth activity, providing high-quality opportunities for young people to engage with music-making and experience the benefits that youth banding can offer.

To find out more visit the Brass Band England website here.