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festive treat

Ancient festive treat brought online

December 04, 2021
Jena Brass Band BlechKLANG will be performing their 'Tales from Ancient Times' Christmas Concert on line this year.

Derwent Brass

New additions bring life to Derwent resurgence

December 04, 2021
Five new recruits have brought an injection of musical life into the band that has made a stir with its deathly entertainment.

sbba speaks

SBBA Speaks to the world

December 04, 2021
The first 'SBBA Speaks' podcast has taken to the airwaves


Last roll of the drum for Woollam

December 04, 2021
Dave Woollam has stepped down from the Musical Director/Bandmaster roll at the Band and Drums of the Cheshire Constabulary.


Baker brings Police role to a close

December 04, 2021
Leigh Baker has decided to step down from his role as Musical Director of South Yorkshire Police Band after 14 years at the helm.


Full menu of entertainment at UniBrass Championships

December 03, 2021
There will be plenty of musical attractions at the 2022 UniBrass Championships in February.

Greenall wick

New addition to Denis Wick board

December 03, 2021
Steven Greenall has been appointed a director of Denis Wick Products Ltd, strengthening link between the two leading Queen's Enterprise Award winning companies.


World Youth Brass Band to be formed at Kerkrade WMC

December 02, 2021
The famous World Music Contest is looking to host a World Youth Brass Band during its 2022 festival.


UK musicians face precarious financial future

December 02, 2021
New research finds that almost a quarter of professional musicians say they are considering leaving the industry with a third earning nothing from their work.

Ray Farr Flugels

10th anniversary sees two additions to Ray Farr Flugels

December 01, 2021
Two new traditional models are added to the Ray Farr Flugel range to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary.


4BR Quiz: First day of Festive Fun

December 01, 2021
You can get your hands on four great CDs from Brighouse & Rastrick, Cory, Grimethorpe and Tredegar if you can get your thinking caps on...


The sound of the Robin on Radio 3

December 01, 2021
The sweet euphonium sound of Liz Lane's 'Robin, Robin' was heard on Radio 3 recently, played by Steven Mead and Brighouse & Rastrick Band.

Midlands Core

New venue for Midlands Area contest

November 30, 2021
The Midlands Regional Championships will take place in a brand new venue in 2022

Learning festival

Packed agenda for online Scottish Brass Learning Conference

November 30, 2021
There is a full schedule of free conference topics to be presented by leading figures in the inaugural Scottish Brass Learning Conference.


New state youth band set up in Victoria

November 30, 2021
The Australian state of Victoria will see a revival of its representative youth band.


New BBP rules come into force from January

November 30, 2021
Three significant rule changes come into force for contests using BBP Registry Rules — including the Regional Championships.

xmas card

Christmas Greetings in the post

November 30, 2021
A Derbyshire artist with a love of brass bands has come up with some great festive greeting cards for you to send to family and friends...


Youth judges required for Yorkshire Area

November 30, 2021
The regular Youth Adjudicators Scheme run at the Yorkshire Area Championships is looking for volunteers.


Reg Vardy adds to Perth boost

November 30, 2021
A rejuvenated Reg Vardy Band has plenty to look forward to after Perth podium success at Scottish Open.

St Kilda

Spence becomes new MD at St Kilda Brass

November 30, 2021
Alan Spence has become the new Musical Director of St Kilda Brass in New Zealand.

Alan Widdop

Widdop returns to take baton

November 30, 2021
The experienced Alan Widdop makes a long awaited return to Whitworth Vale & Healey.


Loughborough Schools Foundation announces brass and percussion competition

November 30, 2021
Entries are bring sought from brass and percussion players for leading solo competition.


Report & Result: 2021 Wessex Winter Contest

November 29, 2021
Verwood Concert Brass leads the way in Poole to secure the Wessex Winter Contest title.

Swiss National

Report & Results: 2021 Swiss National Championships

November 29, 2021
Valaisia Brass Band Rejoice once again as they retain their Swiss National title with divisional honours to Ensemble de Cuivres Euphonia; Brass Band Bern; Brass Band Feldmusik Escholzmatt; Musik Frohsinn Oberburg Jugend Brass Band Oberer Sempachersee

Perth Concert Hall

Report & Result: 2021 Band Supplies Scottish Challenge Shield

November 28, 2021
Kingdom Brass claims a triple crown of major titles with an impressive Metropolis inspired victory in Perth.

Making Music look to INCLUDE for people in community music making

September 22 • A new initiative from the UK's leading association for leisure-time music groups aims to increase access to


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now

September 22 • The latest edition of Brass BAND World magazine is now out — covering the British Open Championships and a preview of next month's Royal Albert Hall showdown.


Youth boost to latest International Summer Brass Band Camp in Germany

September 22 • 30 children took part in the latest ISBBC Summer Camp in Germany as the brass band movement continues to sow the musical seeds for the future.


180 not out...

September 22 • The Amersham Band recently celebrated its 180th anniversary with a performance that recalled their first contest against rival opponents...

The Hepworth Band - Holmfirth Arts Festival - Forces of Nature

Saturday 23 September • St David's Church Hall, Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. HD92NQ

South Yorkshire Police - Concert by South Yorkshire Police Band

Saturday 23 September • Todwick Village Hall. 71 Kiverton Lane. Todwick . Sheffield . S26 1HJ

Dobcross Silver Band - Unite the Union Band

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

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

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!

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. You’ll find a friendly welcome at our bandroom in Easingwold, 12 miles N of York (postcode YO61 3DB). Come for a blow!. . C

James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor


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