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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.

Youth Championships

National Youth Championship tickets now on sale

September 25 • Tickets for the 2024 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain are now on sale.


National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain launches Conducting Competition

September 25 • NYBBGB Conducting Competition offers opportunity to work with the talented youngsters and be mentored by Prof David King.


High Peak victory for Dungannon

September 24 • An amazing climb to a musical summit has helped to raise funds for a fantastic cause that serves the communities of Northern Ireland.

Best of Brass

Hammonds the number 1 draw for Morley Best of Brass concert series

September 24 • Hammonds will kick off the 2024/25 Leeds Best of Brass series at Morley Town Hall next weekend.

Enderby Band - The Melton Band

Sunday 24 September • Melton Theatre, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 0HJ

The GUS Band - The GUS Band 90th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Sunday 24 September • Northampton High School,. Newport Pagnell Road,. Hardingstone,. Northampton NN4 6UU

Boarshurst Silver Band - Eagley Band

Sunday 24 September • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Oldham OL3 7EW

Dobcross Silver Band - Unite the Union Band

Sunday 24 September • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross . Saddleworth . Oldham OL3 5AD

Luton Brass Band - Masterclass with David Daws

Wednesday 27 September • St Augustine's Church, Luton LU3 2JR

Harlow Brass Band

September 22 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR - We are a friendly, non-contesting band who play to a good standard. We hold our own Spring and Christmas concerts and provide entertainment at various local events throughout the year

Chinnor Silver

September 22 • Chinnor Silver Band (2nd section National finalists 2023) are looking to strengthen their ranks. We require a Bass player(either flavour) Bass trombone and percussionist. We are a friendly band with a good mix of Concerts and Contests planned for 2023/24

Easingwold Town Band

September 21 • We are an enterprising, forward-looking, inclusive 4th Section band with vacancies for soprano cornet, front-row cornet and Eb bass. Enjoy a friendly welcome at our bandroom in Easingwold, 12 miles N of York (postcode YO61 3DB). Come for a blow!

Stephen Tighe

Adjudicator / Music Director / Arranger


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