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David King, Black Dyke and Onyx Brass claim media awards

December 19, 2021
CD releases by Prof David King, Black Dyke and Onyx Brass have claimed early annual awards from the banding press.


Brass world comes together for Owens

December 19, 2021
The orchestral and brass band worlds are joining forces to help raise funding for former Liverpool Philharmonic principal trumpet Rhys Owens.

Enderby Band

Enderby faces homelessness this Christmas

December 19, 2021
The Enderby Band organisation is in desperate need of some festive cheer after landfill problems lead to them having to vacate rehearsal home.


BrassFestUK looks to help banding Punch back

December 19, 2021
The next BrassFestUK initiative looks to keep bands performing by taking the stick to the great Rimmer march 'Punchinello'.

Brangwyn Hall

Welsh Championship returns to Brangwyn Hall

December 17, 2021
The 2022 Welsh Regional Championships will now take place at its former venue but on the same date.


4BR Weekend Quiz: Think of the link...

December 17, 2021
What's the link between Helen Perkin, Berlioz, Dvorak and Saint Saens?


Littleport awards to round off year

December 16, 2021
Littleport Brass recently took the opportunity at a brace of local concerts to present their annual awards.


Curtin goes Dutch with Adams link

December 16, 2021
The Foden's euphonium star has become an Adams Brass Artist.


Show of Faith for Black Dyke

December 16, 2021
Black Dyke to head to Glastonbury for a showcase performance alongside Paloma Faith


Butlin's up for sale in 2022

December 15, 2021
It is being reported that Butlin's may well be sold in 2022.


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now

December 15, 2021
The end of year edition of the leading magazine is now out.


Accolades to Foden's trio

December 15, 2021
Gary Curtin, Richard Poole and Mark Landon are honoured by the National Champions.


London & Southern Counties Area details announced

December 15, 2021
The schedule of events and the line-up of judges have been announced for the Area contest in Stevenage next year.


Optical accolade for Musicians' Optician

December 15, 2021
Allegro Optical continues to spearhead the use of technology as well as bringing benefits to the their community as they claimed latest national award.


Butlin's Festival line-ups announced

December 15, 2021
37 bands will take to the stage at Skegness early next year to try and boost with bank accounts with a huge dollop of contesting cash.

Garry Cutt

Interview with Garry Cutt

December 14, 2021
We catch up with the Marple Maestro after he led a band of legendary champions in concert in Slaithwaite on the weekend.


Gain a little extra Prestige this Christmas

December 13, 2021
Why not treat someone you love (including yourself) to a little extra something to put under the tree this Christmas on the Prestige front?


Busy schedule for BBE Training and networking for 2022

December 13, 2021
Brass Bands England hopes it will be able to provide something for everyone to benefit from with hits busy training schedule of events in early 2022.


Kapitol gains for National organisers from Arts Council England

December 13, 2021
Kapitol Promotions will receive a second award of £50,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund.


More Variations on VW to come for Tredegar

December 13, 2021
The Welsh Champion rounds off its year with the first part of a major Vaughan Williams recording project with ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins.


Back to the Music with Victoria Brass

December 13, 2021
A new youth initiative looks to build on the immediate success of Victoria Brass in Australia.


Cory perform final chord of the year

December 13, 2021
Covid-19 cases forces Cory to cancel concerts.

Leigh Baker

Baker heads to Slaithwaite

December 13, 2021
The experienced Leigh Baker will spearhead Slaithwaite's musical progress.


Trio of signings at Llwydcoed

December 13, 2021
The Llwydcoed Band welcomes three new players to their ranks as they prepare for the 2022 season ahead.

Floral Danbce

Back to the 70's with Brighouse

December 13, 2021
A Channel Five television show has recalled the pop hits of 1977 — including that one that reached number 2 from the band from West Riding.


John Wilson becomes Honorary President of Black Dyke

May 25 • The critically acclaimed big band and orchestral conductor has accepted the role of Honorary President of the Yorkshire band.

Whit Friday

Saddleworth Whit Friday details announced

May 25 • All 11 contests return on the Saddleworth Whit Friday circuit this year


Final chord for Carlton Main and McElligott

May 25 • The successful six year partnership between Carlton Main Frickley and Ian McElligott has come to an end.


Whit and wisdom fuel Comber Brass future

May 25 • A great youth band workshop day and a trip to the Whit Friday contests is fuelling the future plans for Coomber Brass

Perth Festival of the Arts - BBC Big Band at Perth Festival of the Arts

Wednesday 25 May • Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Brassed Off Live at The Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday 25 May • Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London. SW7 2AP SW7 2AP

Perth Festival of the Arts - Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Thursday 26 May • Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ

Perth Festival of the Arts - Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Thursday 26 May • St Matthew's Church, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LQ

Perth Festival of the Arts - The Voice of Desire

Friday 27 May • St John's Kirk of Perth, St John's Place, Perth PH1 5SZ

Derwent Brass

May 25 • PRINCIPAL EEb TUBA. Derwent Brass (Championship Section, Midlands) are seeking a Principal EEb Tuba - could it be you? We rehearse from our own facilitiy with a fully attended rehearsal just once a week - Thurs 20:00 - 22:00 (increased prior contests).

Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including a friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band, and training band invites interested players to come along and see what we have to offer at your level.

Garforth Brass

May 24 • Garforth Brass, a traditional brass band organisation, currently including friendly 3rd section contesting band, concert band and learners band has vacancies for cornet players (position negotiable) to complete the team for contesting and concerts.

David W. Ashworth

Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator


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