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£100K target reached by #SaveOurBrassBands campaign

December 21, 2020
Over 70 bands have gained financial help thanks to their link to the Crowdfunder campaign led by Brass Bands England.


pInstruments lead the way in bacteria prevention

December 21, 2020
Warwick Music Group ensures their market leading range of plastic instruments benefit from antimicrobial technology.

Sheona White

Besson to support 'Back to Basics' BBE Webinar

December 21, 2020
Besson to support new series of online development webinars.

Crewe Brass

Crew Brass makes tracks to return to its roots

December 21, 2020
Crewe Brass is looking forward to the future based at a new home ideal to help with all their musical ambitions.


2021 BandSafe dates announced

December 21, 2020
The first two BandSafe training session of 2021 have been confirmed by Brass Bands England


Virtual festive reprise from Elland

December 21, 2020
You can enjoy a Cracker of a great festive concert from the Elland Silver Band organisation.


Strabane keep opening the windows for Christmas

December 21, 2020
Strabane Brass Band has produced a daily advent calendar of music making to lead up to Christmas.


Double time for Conductors

December 21, 2020
The Brass Band Conductor's Association has announced that its membership has doubled following its recent re-launch.


Still time to send a special Xmas card thanks to UniBrass and Foden's

December 21, 2020
You can still send a special festive e-card to families and friends — complete with a carol of your choice.


City of Bradford bring festive joy with Church link

December 21, 2020
The City of Bradford Band has linked up with the Bishop of Bradford to bring festive musical joy and stunning scenery to a special on-line service.


Death of Derek Wells

December 21, 2020
The death has been announced of the respected conductor Derek Wells.

BBE outlines Tier 4 advice to English bands

December 21, 2020
Brass Bands England has outlined its advice to bands that are in Tier 4 regions.

Piggy Bank

New funding boost for Welsh banding

December 21, 2020
Welsh brass bands can now apply for two different strands of emergency funding help.


Small ensemble musical bonus at discount price

December 21, 2020
The art of solo playing from small ensemble playing music can be enjoyed at a discounted price thanks to Andy Kershaw and the Queen Victoria's Consort.


Siblings bring festive joy to local community

December 21, 2020
Teenagers Matthew and Olivia Hurst will undertake over 30 special carol performances by Christmas Eve in their local community — and in the process raise thousands of pounds to support a local hospice.


Stars align for Besson festive fun

December 20, 2020
A host of Besson stars have got together to provide some festive musical fun and joy — just when we need it too...


Grimethorpe hope to add to festive joy

December 20, 2020
A reprise festive concert performance from Grimethorpe Colliery Band looks to add funds to the entertainment coffers.


Fieldhouse rewarded for nefarious activity

December 20, 2020
The multi talented Jim Fieldhouse wins a festive bonus Blaze with composition award.


Black Dyke ready for festive entertainment

December 19, 2020
Black Dyke will host a special live streamed Christmas Concert on the 22nd December.

Mark Brolmey

National Youth Band CEO reflects on year to remember

December 19, 2020
National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain CEO Mark Bromley reflects on the many reasons why 2020 was a year to remember...

Youth Championships

2021 National Youth Championships cancelled

December 19, 2020
Brass Bands England confirms news — but hopes to promote new non-competitive initiative before 2022 return


Cory and Marshall make it CD awards double

December 19, 2020
Cory and Richard Marshall add to their BBW CD of the Year success by winning British Bandsman recording awards.

British Army Tidworth

Festive concert provided by British Army and friends

December 19, 2020
The British Army Brass Band Tidworth was joined by Tom Hutchinson and Alan Thomas for their online festive concert.


Television boost for Grimethorpe appeal

December 18, 2020
Covid-19 spotlight on Grimethorpe as they appeal for Christmas Crowdfunder help.

Silk Brass

Silk Brass tour provides essence of Christmas

December 18, 2020
A wonderful piece of community music making has provided care home residents in Macclesfield with the sounds of the festive season.

Reg Vardy

Reg Vardy provides musical cheer to support charity work

January 17 • The Reg Vardy Band has helped to raise nearly £1300 to assist the wonderful work of the local Pact House charity in providing essential help to families over the Christmas period.


Multi million pound investment at home of famous Welsh band

January 17 • The home of one of the world's most famous brass bands is hoping to attract a £50 million investment to open its gates to 400,000 visitors a year.


Ultimate Big Band Toolkit launched

January 17 • Louis Dowdeswell and Callum Au launch a fantastic new guide to help players understand and perform in the Big Band genre — with 10% off for 4BR readers too!

Hepwroth Band

Hepworth starting to close in on fund raising target

January 17 • The Hepworth Band has been working hard to raise funds to help secure its musical future in the heart of its village.

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH

Chadderton Band

January 17 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.

Foss Dyke Band

January 1 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs. Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.

Prof. Christopher Houlding

Conductor, Performer, Educator


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