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New addition to Camborne ranks

December 18, 2016
There is a new face on the euph and baritone section at Camborne.

Tom Griffin

Griffin to take flight with Phoenix Brass Crewkerne

December 18, 2016
Phoenix Brass Crewkerne has a new Musical Director.

University of Salford

Musical technology puts students at cutting edge

December 18, 2016
An innovative agreement sees University of Salford students given a great opportunity to use new music technology with the help of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.


World of Brass Radio celebrates 10th anniversary

December 18, 2016
John Maines has been bringing brass band joy to the world for 10 years this Christmas...

Shirebrook winners

Shirebrook Council continues to invest in brass banding

December 17, 2016
Shirebrook Town Council will continue to invest in the banding movement with news that its popular Entertainment contest and Sunday concerts will take place again in 2017.


Beaumaris set a tight squeeze record

December 17, 2016
The Beaumaris Band organisation recently packed a concert stage with 168 of their own players as they look towards returns at home and abroad in 2017.

Sheffield City Hall

Black Dyke to connect with iPad generation

December 16, 2016
Black Dyke will connect with the iPad generation thanks to the remarkable work of artist Mik Godley and an innovative community arts project in Derbyshire.

Mark Harrison

Harrison takes Golborne lead

December 16, 2016
The well known trumpet star Mark Harrison takes on the Musical Director role at Golborne Band.


New changes for Stalybridge Old

December 16, 2016
The Stalybridge Old Band has brought in a number of new back room changes as they prepare for 2017.

Angela Westacott

Tylorstown end emotional year on a high

December 16, 2016
The Tylorstown Band has ended an emotional year on a high after becoming joint Welsh League champion.

Bradwell Silver

Bradwell enjoy an early principal Christmas present

December 16, 2016
Bradwell Silver gain a new principal cornet player for Christmas.


Generous legacy will recall long serving official

December 16, 2016
The generosity of the late Donald Palmer will enable brass band supporters to enjoy free tickets to a major concert next year in Norwich.


Flowers Band issue Downie case statement

December 14, 2016
The Flowers Band issue a public statement concerning the legal case of former Band Manager and percussionist Lee Downie.


Guards Brass enjoy a Titch of Windsor Festivo

December 13, 2016
Guards Brass from the Bands of the Household Division has just played to a very select audience at a very select venue...

Royal Regiment of Wales

Trans-Tasman first for New Zealanders

December 13, 2016
The Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery recently crossed the Tasman Sea to perform in Melbourne for Armistice Day.


UniBrass play for brass for Christmas

December 13, 2016
The hard working students behind the great UniBrass Championships are looking to raise money for the event the hard but traditional way this Christmas — and you can help too....

Phoenix winners

Boorer leaves Crewkerne with promotion outlook

December 13, 2016
David Boorer will leave his role as MD of Phoenix Brass (Crewkerne) with the West of England band looking forward to life in the Second Section in 2017.

Lions Youth Brass

Report & Results: 2016 Lions Youth Slow Melody

December 13, 2016
There was plenty of amazing young talent on show in Sandbach recently — including a couple of welcome visitors from south Wales...

New signings

Cubbington arrivals ahead of exciting promotion

December 13, 2016
Cubbington Silver Band announce a raft of new signings as they prepare for an exciting life in the Third Section in 2017.


New appointments at RNCM

December 13, 2016
The Royal Northern College of Music has announced the appointment of a new Head of Music Education and Assistant Head of Music Education (PGCE).

Brass at the Guild Halll

Brass at the Guild and British Open Youth closing dates loom

December 13, 2016
If you want to make an early season contest mark in 2017, then make sure you get your entry form in for Brass at the Guild and the British Open Youth Championships in Preston.

Gloucetershire Crown Court

Former Band Manager pleads guilty to child pornography and voyeurism charges

December 12, 2016
The former percussionist and Band Manager of the Flowers Band has pleaded guilty to child pornography and voyeurism charges.

Dr. Taylor Hughey

Taylor made for Brass for Africa Fellowship role

December 12, 2016
Trombonist, teacher and journalist Dr. Taylor Hughey has been appointed to the Brass for Africa Brass Development Fellowship role — to start work in Uganda in January.

BBW Magazine

Latest issue of Brass Band World magazine out now

December 12, 2016
The latest issue of Brass Band World magazine is out now — and in plenty of time for Christmas...

Hitchin Band

Hitchin enjoy 150th anniversary celebrations

December 11, 2016
Its been a wonderful year of celebration for the Hitchin Band as they enjoy a fantastic 150th birthday.

Tommy Tynan

Tynan to take off to Oz

February 28 • Cory tuba star Tommy Tynan will be heading to Australia in a few weeks time to play with Brisbane Excelsior Band at the National Championships.

Gareth Wood

Welsh students to pay musical tribute to Gareth Wood

February 28 • The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Brass Band will pay tribute to composer Gareth Wood at its St David's Day Concert on Friday evening.


Grimethorpe open doors on Enigma preparations

February 28 • You can find out how Grimethorpe Colliery Band is tackling Philip Sparke's 'Variations on an Enigma' on Thursday evening.


Colour and style for Voigt recording with Tredegar

February 28 • German horn student Anabel Voigt has taken to the studio with Welsh champion Tredegar to record works for her final year CD project.

Haverhill Silver Band - Waterbeach Brass - Spring Concert

Saturday 2 March • Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LQ

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Saturday 2 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB

Contest: Midlands Regional Championships

Sunday 3 March • Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby NN17 5EB

Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Sunday 3 March • Corporation Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

West Midlands Police Band

February 27 • Are you a committed musician looking for new opportunities? We are currently seeking a competent 3rd Cornet player, BBb or Eb Bass player, and a Percussionist (kit).. Rehearsals on a Wednesday in friendly environment at Chelmsley Wood Police Station

Mereside Brass

February 20 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET, position negotiable. We are a friendly 4th Section band restarting contesting this year and with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events. Come and give us a try!

Haverhill Silver Band

February 19 • Play Bb (or Eb) bass and want to compete at the Spring Festival and Whit Friday? . . Due to work commitments, Haverhill Silver Band (L&SC Champions 2022) have a vacancy for a talented Bb or Eb bass player to join us after the areas.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


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