The Richmond Youth Concert Band (known as the RYCB) is located in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1978, it is an auditioned ensemble of secondary school students from Richmond. Our mission is to provide quality band music education and performance opportunities for our members.
The RYCB has a history of involvement with the local community, most recently through our partnership with the Richmond Food Bank and our participation in the Rotary Club’s annual Winter Wonderland event.
The Richmond Youth Concert Band rehearses on Monday evenings from September to May, from 7- 9 pm, (school closures and statutory holidays excepted). Students accepted into the RYCB may also join the jazz ensemble which rehearses one hour earlier. Open auditions for the Richmond Youth Concert Band are held in the first week of June.
RYCB members attend a three-day musical workshop retreat in the fall and a half-day intensive performance workshop in late January or early February.
The RYCB sponsors the Richmond Elementary Honour Band (also known as the REHB). Grade 7 students who are taking music at their elementary school are invited to audition for the REHB.
Parents of band members are part of the Richmond Youth Concert Band Association. They provide fund raising opportunities and logistical support of the band.