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2022 Nationals: Sections 1-4
The Centaur, Cheltenham
17-18 September

As it happened...


BBC Young Musician broadcast schedule

September 30
The broadcast schedule of Category Finals and the Grand Final of the flagship BBC Music Competition have been announced.

BTM Band

BTM to celebrate 50th anniversary

September 30 • The BTM Band will be celebrating a special anniversary with music and memoires this weekend.

Brisbane Excelsior

Report & Results: 2022 Queensland Championships

September 30 • Brisbane Excelsior leads the State prize winners in Queensland.


Music making to save the planet

September 30 • A new on-line guide is being aimed at helping brass bands become climate change leaders in their local communities.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand 25th September

September 30 • More great music to send out to the banding world from Chris Helme in the heartland of Yorkshire.

Cory launch final of Composition Competition

September 29 • You can enjoy the quartet of entries from the comfort of home — and then vote for your favourite in this year's competition.

Brass cooperation brings mining tribute to dark cathedral life

September 29 • the cooperation band, Wallace Collection and Renfrew Burgh Band will join forces for an immersive musical celebration of the Scottish mining industry amid the pillars of Glasgow Cathedral.

Malcolm Arnold Festival to feature trumpet concerto

September 29 • The forthcoming Malcolm Arnold Festival will feature both his trumpet concerto and all his iconic dances...

Conductors' Association keen to say hello

September 29 • If you want to find out more about the Brass Band Conductors' Assocation then why not meet up with them on their forthcoming travels.

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...

2022 Cheltenham National Finals: Sections 1-4 preview

2022 Cheltenham National Finals: Sections 1-4 preview

September 15 • Her Majesty never won a 'National' herself, but Cheltenham will come up some winners from bands that will pay their musical tribute to her out of the starting gates this weekend.

2022 British Open Championship: The King of the British Open

September 14 • Prof David King has now won five British Open titles at an event that has been part of his musical life since 1982.

2022 British Open Championship: A different contest focus

September 13 • Lorne Campbell was the roving photographic eye at the 168th British Open Championship at Symphony Hall to capture a flavour of the contest day.

2022 British Open Championship: Adjudicator remarks

September 12 • The adjudications from Stephen Roberts, Martyn Brabbins and Dr Robert Childs for the podium performances of Brighouse & Rastrick, Foden's and Aldbourne.

Concert: Brighouse & Rastrick

September 1 • Conductor: Ian McElligott. Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Snape. Saturday 27th August

CD review: King of Swing

August 31 • Foden's Band. Conductor: Michael Fowles . Featuring: Matt Ford. Soloist: John Barber. World of Sound Recordings: WOS163

Book review: A History of the Lindley Band

August 30 • Author: Paul Harrison. ISBN: 978-1-80068-369-3. Paperback

# Band Points
3Valaisia Brass Band803.40
5Black Dyke602.32
6Brighouse and Rastrick460.53
9Carlton Main Frickley Colliery315.37
10Paris Brass Band254.52

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Octagon Theatre Yeovil

Saturday 1 October • The Octagon Theatre. Hendford. Yeovil. Somerset BA20 1UX

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Albany Theatre Coventry

Sunday 2 October • Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Sunday 2 October • Heritage High School, Clowne, Chesterfield S43 4QG

Boarshurst Silver Band - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 2 October • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 7 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

Chinnor Silver

September 30 • As we work through the excellent candidates looking to be our next MD we are looking for. Eb/Bb BASS AND PERCUSSION PLAYERS to join us at this exciting time .. Rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom with concerts and contests planned.

Chiltern Hills Brass

September 29 • Chiltern Hills Brass would like to fill euphonium, cornet, Bb bass and percussion (kit specialist) vacancies. We're a contesting, first section band who rehearse twice a week in High Wycombe, Bucks, and play at regular events through the year.

East London Brass

September 28 • East London Brass is looking for a new principal cornet. We're a friendly and ambitious band and would love to welcome a great player who knows how to lead, inspire and enjoy themselves!

Alex McGee

Conductor & Composer


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