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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.

Albert Hall

Nationals announce radical changes

April 1 • New changes look to give the National Championships of Great Britain a modern day identity.


Mead back on travels

April 1 • The Besson star is back racking up the air miles enjoying the global appeal of the euphonium.

Gavin Somerset

Somerset bows out on Yorkshire high

March 31 • Gavin Somerset has taken his final bow with Oughtibridge Band after winning consecutive Yorkshire Regional titles.

Bilton Silver Band

Turnbull takes on Bilton baton

March 31 • The experienced Brad Turnbull is the new MD at Bilton Silver (Rugby) Band.

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Scots Guards Brass Ensemble

Friday 31 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London

Regent Hall Concerts - The Cory Band

Saturday 1 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band - Occasions Singers

Saturday 1 April • Loddon Hall, Twyford RG10 9JA

Boarshurst Silver Band - Dobcross Youth Band

Sunday 2 April • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Regent Hall Concerts - Queen Victoria's Consort

Monday 3 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Bilton Silver Rugby Band

March 31 • Based in Rugby, the band requires a percussionist to join us for our varied schedule of events which this year includes a National Finals appearance before promotion to the Championship Section in 2024.

Trentham Brass Band

March 30 • Trentham Brass Band have a vacancy for a PRINCIPAL CORNET. We have recently gained promotion to the 3rd Section under the direction of our MD Shaun Farrington (Fodens Band). Rehearsals in our bandroom on Friday and Sunday.

Lindley Band

March 30 • 2nd or 3rd CORNET PLAYER required to complete our friendly team, under the leadership of our very experienced MD Alan Widdop. We enjoy a balance of good engagements and contests, and rehearse Monday and Wednesday nights, 8 to 10pm, in our own bandroom.

Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger


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