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Champions of Brass

The Champions return...

October 26
The debut concert appearance of Champions of Brass — packed with more titles to their names than the British Library will be held later this year — so book your ticket now.


New signings at Pemberton B

October 27 • There has been a welcome infusion of talent to the ranks of Pemberton Old Wigan 'B' Band.

Jim Martin

Death of Jim Martin

October 27 • The death has been announced of Jim Martin — the first President of the Whitburn Band


Global links for Tredegar Euph star

October 26 • Welsh champion's Taiwanese euphonium star is building his teaching connections across the globe from his new home in South Wales.


Report & Results: 2021 German Open

October 26 • 3BA Concert Band leads the prize winners on their journey to the European Championships after a fine weekend of music making in Brilon.

National Youth announce Conductor Competition finalists

October 25 • Six talented conductors claim their places in the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain Conductor Competition Final.

The Entertainers are coming...

October 25 • The countdown is on for the Brass in Concert Championships — with brilliant entertainment guaranteed

Wobplay add National and Master classics to platform

October 24 • You can now enjoy the highlights of the 1986 Nationals and 1992 Masters on the Wobplay.com recording platform

Brass Band Wales forced to cancel meeting

October 24 • Unforeseen circumstances have cancelled the proposed quarterly meeting of Bandiau Pres Cymru / Brass Bands Wales.

Brass Things Review: John Packer JP138 Student Trombone

Brass Things Review: John Packer JP138 Student Trombone

October 10 • Our resident tester Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at one of the most popular student trombones on the market.

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

Brass Things Review: Rejano Trombone practice mutes

May 18 • Our resident testing expert Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at the Rejano tenor and bass trombone practice mutes...

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

Supporting the new National Youth Band Bursary Scheme

May 17 • Cory MD Philip Harper is supporting the new Bursary Scheme to enable 10 young musicians to fulfill their dreams...

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition: Results

May 1 • Phillip McCann announces the results of the Geneva International Slow Melody Competition

Take 5:  A quintet of live National title winning performances

Take 5: A quintet of live National title winning performances

October 27 • Five memorable winning performances captured live from the stage of the Royal Albert Hall.

2022 RNCM Brass Band Festival: A catalyst flagship for the movement

October 10 • Artistic Director, Paul Hindmarsh offers a curator's perspective on what will be on offer at the UK banding movement's most important festival of repertoire in January.

Postcard from the Royal Albert Hall: Power to the people?

October 7 • Are we coming to an end to our banding history of the National Championships at the Royal Albert Hall? Hopefully not, but something needs to change.

2021 National Championship of Great Britain: Royal Albert Hall preview

September 30 • Players and conductors from 19 bands hope to leave the Royal Albert Hall as contesting heroes on the weekend — at an event that has also overcome challenges of its own to be launched this year.

Concert: Amersham Band & Tredegar Band

October 25 • Epic Brass. Featuring: Amersham Band Brass Roots . Conductors: Paul Fisher, Ian Porthouse, Ash Horton . Pipers Corner School. Buckinghamshire. Saturday 23rd October

Concert: Brighouse & Rastrick: Past & Present

October 24 • Conductors: Derek Broadbent & David Hirst. Huddersfield Town Hall. Saturday 23rd October

Concert: Grimethorpe Colliery Band

October 22 • Conductor: Dr David Thornton. Wobplay.com online broadcast Concert Series. Elsecar Heritage Centre. Monday 19th October

# Band Points
3Black Dyke863.89
4Brighouse and Rastrick668.74
6Valaisia Brass Band516.94
9Paris Brass Band365.05
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery326.18

Glossop Old Band - Skelmersdale Prize Band

Monday 1 November • Glossop Band Club. Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Air Force Salon Orchestra

Friday 5 November • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Glossop Old Band - St John's Mossley Band

Sunday 7 November • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 7 November • St Alfege Church. Greenwich Church St. London SE10 9BJ

Abertillery Town Band - 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Saturday 13 November • Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre, Mitre St, Abertillery NP13 1AL


October 27 • Diggle band 2nd section North West are looking to appoint with immediate effect an experienced conductor to take the band forward. We offer a sensible mixture of concerts and contests. Rehearsals Tuesday's 7.45-9.45 pm. at Diggle Band Club. Saddleworth.

City of Bristol Brass Band

October 27 • A TENOR HORN player is required by City of Bristol Brass Band (competing in the First Section) with immediate effect. The successful applicant will join a successful, friendly band with some exciting concerts and contests already in the diary.

Cheltenham Silver Band

October 27 • Musical Director for 3rd section band.. Enthusiastic MD to work closely with the band to give an enjoyable, supportive and creative atmosphere in rehearsals, concerts and contests.. We would like to appoint someone to take us to the Areas in 2022..

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer


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