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Mode for

Awards for Kerwin and Mode for...

December 24, 2022
The work of Tabby Kerwin and her Mode for... company has been recognised with a brace of awards.

Bone afide

A Christmas Eve song treat...

December 24, 2022
Forget the festive stress and enjoy some sumptuous festive music making with Bone-afide and Peter Moore

Claire Chalk

Hammonds welcome Chalk return

December 23, 2022
The experienced Claire Chalk joins Hammonds Band.


Preparations under way for UniBrass 2023

December 23, 2022
22 bands will undertake their own version of University Challenge at Warwick Arts Centre in February — with Cory booked in to add to the entertainment.

Adam Smith

Renewed confidence fires Vernon Building Society for new challenges

December 23, 2022
The future now holds the promise of confident progress for the VBS Poynton Band as they appoint a new MD and attract players to the ranks.


Good take up of RNCM Brass Band Festival tickets

December 22, 2022
The early season attraction of enjoying world class bands and soloists at the RNCM is proving popular.


Free Echoes of the North...

December 22, 2022
You can enjoy the evocative link between imagery and music thanks to Neil Brand, the Yorkshire Film Archive and Brighouse & Rastrick Band.


Nutcracker delights in Florida

December 22, 2022
A new arrangement of 'The Nutcracker' by Gareth Pritchard has been delighting festive audiences in Florida.

Richard Poole

Extra silverware for Poole

December 22, 2022
Richard Poole has added yet another accolade to a memorable 2022 by being voted as Foden's Band 'Player of the Year'.


Trainee Adjudicators sought for Area tests

December 22, 2022
The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators is looking for four youngsters to be part of their Young Adjudicators Scheme in the North West and Yorkshire.


Wychavon open for entries from 1st January

December 22, 2022
You can book your place at the Wychavon Festival of Brass Championships from 1st January.

Yorkshire Youth Bad

Yorkshire Youth continue with get together progress

December 22, 2022
The second gathering of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band has seen teh young players make further encouraging progress.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand 18th December

December 22, 2022
More festive treats to enjoy from Chris Helme.

Wessex Summer School

Wessex course to build on 2022 success

December 20, 2022
The Wessex Band Summer School looks to build on the success of its 2022 course.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen to be set free...

December 20, 2022
A new multi-media brass band production of the famous 'Snow Queen' fairytale can be enjoyed for free from Friday — thanks to Jack and Charlotte Capstaff, Carlton Mian Frickley Colliery and Frank Renton...

Ian Bruce

Death of Ian Bruce

December 20, 2022
The death has been announced of Ian Bruce, the highly respected tuba player, supporter and administrator of York Railway Institute Band.

Christmas Carol

Carolling through to Christmas

December 20, 2022
The lucky residents of Saltaire get to hear festive carols played outside their front doors on the run up to Christmas thanks to players such as Matthew and Zeb.


National Youth Band launches Brass Building Blocks initiative

December 19, 2022
A partnership between the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the Royal Marines Band Service aims to help young players develop their skills for free.


22 plus 1 in 2022 for Bathgate Youth

December 19, 2022
The young players of Bathgate Youth Band have notched up 22 public performances this year — with an extra one to come to round things off.


The stars come out for Christmas

December 19, 2022
Follow a star they say at this time of the year...

Brass Foundations

Foundation support boost for 2023

December 19, 2022
The generosity of supporters will enable the BBE Brass Foundations team to help more youngsters in 2023


A brilliant Christmas prezzie for young horn star

December 19, 2022
17 year old Andrea Crumlish has plenty to look forward to in 2023 as the talented horn player secures her place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

British Army

British Army to open doors for brass skills workshop

December 19, 2022
There is a great opportunity to find out more about yourself and your playing skills with a little help from the British Army.


Shipston beat the freeze for charity

December 19, 2022
Members of Shipston Town Band brave the cold and enjoy the warmth to help raise funds for charity.


The perfect World Cup substitute — Andre Previn and brass bands

December 18, 2022
If you want to enjoy something different to the football today — why not sit back and enjoy Andre Previn finding out more about the brass banding world in 1977.


Anti-social behaviour to be investigated at London & SC Area Championships

March 27 • Accusations are to be investigated after venue staff at Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre report incidents of physical and verbal abuse.

Youth Champs

Report & Results: 2023 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

March 25 • Youth Brass 2000 and Seindorf Ieuenctid Beaumaris claim the competitive honours on a day of inclusive music making in Stockport.


Malcolm no longer in the middle

March 24 • Malcolm Sexton takes a step back from the action at Harrogate aged 86.

wfel fAIREY

From Hargreaves to Wallace & Gromit for WFEL Fairey

March 24 • This weekend the WFEL Fairey Band will celebrate two very different anniversaries in Birmingham and Beaminster.

Regent Hall Concerts - Regent Hall Salvation Army Band

Tuesday 28 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

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

Leicestershire Co-op Band

March 27 • SOLO HORN VACANCY. The Leicestershire Co-op Band are looking to recruit a Solo Horn player. We are a hard working, ambitious and sociable band, based in North West Leicestershire. We have a varied concert and contest schedule.

Concert Brass Poynton

March 27 • A change from contesting? Concert Brass Poynton seek a few additional players including a Bb Bass & additional Tenor Trombone and a Front Row Cornet. Not a learner band. Higher section players should enjoy our rehearsals.

Concert Brass Poynton

March 27 • Required: A change from contesting? Concert Brass Poynton seek a few, additional players, including a Bb Bass & additional Tenor and a Bass Trombone, Plus a Front Row Cornet. We are NOT a learner band. Higher section players should enjoy our rehearsals.

Duncan A. Beckley

Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher


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