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2008 Butlins Mineworkers

December 21, 2007
Organisers release the line up of bands who will be taking part at Skegness in just a few weeks time now!

Federation of Australasian Brass Bands

FABB gains momentum

December 20, 2007
The inaugral Australasian Open, an initiative of the Federation of Australasian Brass bands, is gaining strength as bands confirm their intention to attend.


2008 NZ National Youth Band Announced

December 20, 2007
The Brass Bands Association of New Zealand has announced the 2008 National Youth Band of New Zealand.

St Kilda

All Go for The Saints

December 20, 2007
St Kilda Brass has 4 reps in the National Youth Band, and plans are well underway to get the band to the Gold Coast in October for the Australasian Open.


Christmas Countdown — 5 days to go

December 20, 2007
We all complain about the draw – don’t we now? So how many bands won off the number 1 draw in 2007?

Moore & White through to BBC Brass Final

December 20, 2007
Two of the brightest young talents are through to the Brass Final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.


Places left for Conductor of the Year

December 20, 2007
There are still a few places left up for grabs for the 2008 NABBC Conductor of the Year Competition.


Christmas Countdown – 6 days to go

December 19, 2007
Just how much could a band with the will to win, at least 18 free weekends and players who won't mind having losing their social life, friends and family, pick upn if they entered just about every contest they could in a year?

Advert: Photo Competition – Your chance to win £200!

December 19, 2007
Rayburn Tours have announced the launch of their 2008 Brass Bands Photo Competition.


Minshall set for semi final

December 19, 2007
Bass trombone player Simon Minshall will be trying to ge through to the BBC Young Musician of the Year Final tonight in Cardiff.

Judges announced for Brass at Guild

December 19, 2007
The judges have been announced for next year's Brass at the Guild Hall Contest.


New bone at Gresley

December 19, 2007
Gresley Colliery Band will enjoy a new trombone for Christmas.

Russell Gray

Professor Gray

December 18, 2007
Russell Gray has been invited to accept the position of Adjunct Professor at the Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane.

The Trusts Waitakere Brass

168 years of service

December 18, 2007
A number of members of ‘The Trusts’ Waitakere Brass were awarded long service awards at the band’s annual awards dinner in November.


Christmas Countdown — 7 days to go

December 18, 2007
How has the brass band media responded to some of the greatest world changing events of the last 45 years? How do you think...


Top level appointments at Buffet Crampon

December 18, 2007
Buffet Crampon announce two high level appointments as they seek to continue growth.


Salford withdraw from Australian programme

December 18, 2007
The University of Salford has withdrawn from the proposed first ever joint Master of Music (Performance) programme.


White Christmas at Leyland

December 18, 2007
Leyland's Matthew White heads for the BBC Young Musician semi-finals as the band welcome a new soprano and horn duo to the ranks.


Christmas prezzies for Blackburn

December 18, 2007
Two early Christmas gifts have been found in the Blackburn & Darwen bandroom.

Blaenavon go back in time for TV Special

December 18, 2007
Blaenavon Town Band go back in time to 1927 to perform in a Christmas 'Coal House' Special on the BBC.


Stanhope set for Methodist revival

December 18, 2007
The Stanhope Band are getting ready to help celebrate the 300th anniversay of the birth of Thomas Wesley, co-founder of the Methodist movement.

Death of Paul Wood

December 18, 2007
The death of Paul Wood has been announced at the age of 50.

Tuba Christmas returns to London

December 18, 2007
Patrick Harrild and friends give the Christmas shoppers something to enjoy in London.


Stannington's Dolphin trip

December 18, 2007
The Stannington Band recently teamed up with the pop group Boy on a Dolphin to wow the crowds in Sheffield.


Christmas Countdown — 8 days to go

December 17, 2007
The brass band version of the eternal lightbulb question today. How many conductors does it take to win a title?


National Youth enjoying destination Repton

August 3 • The players of the National Youth Band of Great Britain have headed to Repton School for their Summer Course under Cory MD, Philip Harper


New Zealand reflects on National boost

August 2 • New Zealand banding returned to the post Covid-19 contesting stage with a sense of rejuvenation — led by a new generation of young players.


Communal approach brings Covid success for Bolsover

August 2 • Extensive preparations and communal support gives the Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School a clean bill of health as well as a huge musical boost.


Cash and carry at Butlin's in 2022

July 31 • There is plenty of prize money to win at the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival in January — with individuals, ensembles and bands able to carry off big cash prizes.

Regent Hall Concerts - Trafalgar Brass

Friday 6 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London SE7 8RE

Epping Forest Band - Proms on the Green

Sunday 8 August • On the green outside the Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices CM16 4BZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Arc Brass

Friday 13 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Wind Ensemble of the Band of the RAF Regiment

Friday 20 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Regent Hall Concerts - The Brass Ensemble of the Central Band of the RAF

Friday 27 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London . SE7 8RE

Golborne Brass

August 2 • We are an eclectic bunch, with a fun loving outlook and the only thing we take seriously is music and entertainment. If you have had a while off and fancy getting back in to it, or find your current position a little stale, you need to get in touch, now!

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

August 2 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed solo cornet player to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

August 2 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed tenor horn player who would welcome the opportunity to develop their skills, particularly as a soloist, as the band establishes itself in the third section.

Michael Bennett

BSc, RNCM (Perf)
Performer, Composer, Arranger, Teacher


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