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2022 Scottish Open and Youth Championships
Perth Concert Hall
26-27 November

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Result: 2022 Scottish Open

November 26
the cooperation band claims the honours in Perth


Performance accolade for Easington

November 25 • Easington Colliery help provide one of the highlights of the Durham BRASS Festival to gain deserved accolade.


Kennedy boost for cooperation ahead of Perth

November 25 • The cooperation band will take to the stage at the Scottish Open boosted by their new signing.


New contest for Birmingham

November 25 • The ConsTest — Birmingham Open Brass Band Competition hopes to attract bands to the heart of the city in 2023.


New trio at Lindley

November 25 • The Lindley Band has welcomed three new players to the ranks.

Report & Results: 2022 LBBA Open

November 24 • Brunel Brass leads the prize winners at the Leicestershire BBA Open with section wins for Sandhurst Silver, Diggle Band, Raunds Temperance and Stalybridge Old.

Results: 2022 Swiss National Championships

November 23 • Brass Band Treize Etoiles break the Valaisia grip to reclaim the Swiss National title in Montreux as section victories go to Emmental, Kirchenmusik Fluhli, Berner Oberland Junior, Gurbetal and Entlebucher Jugend Brass Band.

Perth ready for Scottish Open weekend

November 23 • Two days of great music making and cross border battles as bands head to Perth for the Scottish Open and Scottish Youth Championships.

Hobbins takes baton at Kippax

November 23 • Alan Hobbins becomes the new MD at Kippax Band.

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

Tom Hutchinson talks ABC...

June 22 • The Cory talks about the new Adjustable Bottom Caps which he now endorses and outs his name to.

4BR Brass Things Review...

4BR Brass Things Review...

June 19 • Jonathan Pippen takes closer look at some of the new bass trombone mouthpieces from Mercer & Barker

Checking the quality...

Checking the quality...

November 26 • Steven Mead and Roger Webster have been in Germany to check the latest batch of Besson euphoniums and cornets...

Get ready to be entertained...

Get ready to be entertained...

November 19 • The Brass in Concert Championships take place on Saturday so make sure you don't miss a note of any of it...

No time for schadenfreude: Arts funding is heading towards implosion

No time for schadenfreude: Arts funding is heading towards implosion

November 11 • Brass Bands England and the National Youth Band of Great Britain emerged from the wreckage of the latest Arts funding rounds in better health than many — but there is little reason to feel satisfied with the overall outcome.

2023 RNCM Brass Band Festival: Looking to the future - Celebrating the past

November 2 • A host of world class performers, soloists, premieres and repertoire underpin Paul Hindmarsh's final curation of an unmissable festival of the best of brass banding.

The price of stability: 2022 Brass Bands England Conference

October 26 • Will the progress made by Brass Bands England over the past year lead to the future funding its deserves when the next Arts Council England decision is made?

2022 National Championship of Great Britain: Adjudicator remarks

October 17 • What the judges wrote about the top three performances of 'Hyperlink' from Foden's, Black Dyke and Cory on the weekend.

Concert: York Railway Institute Band

November 8 • Conductor: Dr David Lancaster. Guest Soloist: Ian Bousfield. York St John's University Creative Centre. Sunday 23rd October

CD review: Love Song

November 3 • Philip Cobb. International Staff Band of the Salvation Army. Conductor: Bandmaster Dr Stephen Cobb. SPS Recordings: SPS 437 CD

CD review: Mangnitude

November 2 • Manger Musikklag . Conductors: Various. Soloists: Various . WOS Recordings: WOS165. Double CD

# Band Points
3Brighouse and Rastrick831.54
4Valaisia Brass Band652.21
6Black Dyke521.93
10Carlton Main Frickley Colliery242.20

Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 26 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820

Boarshurst Silver Band - Diggle Community Brass

Sunday 27 November • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Mereside Brass - Tatton Park Farm when Father Christmas is visiting

Sunday 27 November • Tatton Park Farm. Knutsford. Cheshire. WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG) WA16 6SG

Dobcross Silver Band - The Hammonds Band

Sunday 27 November • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross. Saddleworth OL3 5AD OL3 5AD

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the RAF Regiment Symphonic Brass Ensemble

Friday 2 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Bilton Silver Rugby Band

November 26 • Bilton Silver (Rugby) Band invites applicants for the role of MUSICAL DIRECTOR of the senior band. Contesting in the first section, the band has a varied programme of concerts throughout the year. The organisation also boasts a thriving training programme

Greenfield Brass Band

November 24 • We are a friendly, progressive 3rd Section Band based in Saddleworth and are looking to fill the following positions prior to the North West Area.. Bass Trombone,. Solo Baritone,. Percussion (Tuned or Kit) . . Rehearsals Mon & Thurs at Friezland Bowling Club

Mereside Brass

November 23 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


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