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Patricio Consentino

Cosentino connects to brass in Peru and Mexico

July 27, 2023
Tuba player and teacher Patricio Cosentino continues to inspire youngsters to take up brass — and brass band playing in Peru and Mexico.

Wessex Summer School

Wessex prepares for massed delegates

July 26, 2023
Michael Fowles will lead delegates on the forthcoming Wessex Band Summer School.


Willebroek solo contest links with Wick and Alliance

July 26, 2023
The Willebroek Solo Competition has gained support from the Denis Wick and Alliance brands.


Reconnection for EverReady

July 26, 2023
The Reg Vardy Band will become the EverReady Band as they make a reconnection in more ways than one to their proud past to power their future ambitions.


Playing means the earth to the National Children's Band of Great Britain

July 26, 2023
The National Children's Band of Great Britain is working hard, having fun and learning loads as they look towards their end of course concert on Friday in Norwich.

BBE Week

BBE to launch Brass Band Week in 2024

July 25, 2023
A new initiative aimed at promoting the community benefits of banding nationwide will be launched in July 2024 by Brass Bands England.


Grimethorpe make cross genre concert link

July 25, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band will link up with the RSVP Bhangra ensemble and operatic soprano vocalist Belinda Evans for their latest high profile concert appearance.

Sovereign Brass

Top sop lead to manage Sovereign

July 25, 2023
Soprano player Vicky Flint becomes the new Band Manager at Sovereign Brass.

Matt Ryan

Ryan takes the lead at City of Bradford

July 25, 2023
Matthew Ryan becomes the new Musical Director of City of Bradford Band.


Heart of oak for centenary Lydbrook

July 25, 2023
The Lydbrook Band's centenary celebrations have continued in the wooded heart of their local community.


Elland look to reignite lost love

July 25, 2023
The Elland Silver Band organisation is looking to reignite lost and new passions for playing in a brass band.


Radio: Sunday Bandstand 23rd July

July 25, 2023
More great music to enjoy from Chris Helme.


Generational link maintained at Michelmersh

July 25, 2023
A remarkable link has been maintained at Michelmersh Silver Band as the latest founder family member joins the ranks.

Kingdom Brass

Wyss and Marzella to lead new Kingdom era

July 24, 2023
Thomas Wyss and Katrina Marzella-Wheeler will form the new musical partnership to lead Kingdom Brass.

John Roberts

Roberts to lead Yorkshire champion Cheltenham assault

July 24, 2023
The vastly experienced John Roberts will lead Huddersfield & Ripponden's Third Sectional National Final appearance.


NYBBS gain Denis Wick support for solo competitions

July 24, 2023
The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland has linked up with Denis Wick Products to support its in-house solo competitions


Death of Brian Howard

July 24, 2023
The death has been announced of the respected conductor Brian Howard.

Sam Hairsine

Fulham appoint Hairsine to lead role

July 23, 2023
Sam Hairsine, the Director of Music of The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood has become the new Musical Director of Fulham Brass.


Ilkeston overcomes ultimatum to secure future

July 23, 2023
Ilkeston Brass has overcome a 24 hour demolition ultimatum to secure their future at a new home.


Exciting London debut for KamBrass

July 23, 2023
KamBrass gained further acclaim for their adventurous musical approach after making their concert debut in London.


Early ticket boost for Brass in Concert Championships

July 23, 2023
The early birds have already begun to snap up tickets for the concert and contest attractions at this year's Brass in Concert Championships.


Interview with Philip Harper

July 22, 2023
We talk to Philip Harper about his latest concert project — and a new 3 year take on a classic tale of Charles Dickens.

Mike Lovatt

Lovatt humbled by Capitol response

July 22, 2023
Brass Pack trumpet star has been overwhelmed by the response to his latest Sinatra inspired musical project.


Conductor Association launches survey

July 20, 2023
The Brass Band Conductors' Association has launched its 2023 survey — and wants to hear from the brass band community with its opinions.


Stockport Schools' Band celebrates 45th birthday

July 20, 2023
Pupils young and old reunite for a fantastic celebration of music provision and inspiration.


Senior Trophy relegation details confirmed

May 20 • Just one band will be relegated from the 2024 Senior Trophy as organisers seek to restore a 20 band field to its 2025 event.


Roberston heads home for musical weekend

May 18 • Besson star Chris Robertson has a busy weekend of workshops and adjudications as he returns to Aberdeen and Perth.


Death of Keith Hollinshead

May 18 • The death has been announced of the former player, conductor and administrator who played a central role in the British Open Championships.

Whit Friday

Whit Friday emphasise Code of Practice to bands

May 18 • Organisers state that if you wish to take part in the Saddleworth & Oldham Whit Friday contests, then please respect and follow the rules, guidelines and event Code of Practice.

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ

Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR

West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF

Audley Brass

May 20 • Audley Brass are seeking a Principal Cornet player to lead the band into the First Section in 2025. The band have several fantastic events in the diary including the National Finals and no less than 6 of our epic beer festival sing-along nights.

Linthwaite Band

May 20 • We currently have a vacancy for either a 2nd Euphonium or 2nd Baritone, we have a busy varied list of engagements lined up for the summer, and are a friendly 4th section contesting band based just outside of Huddersfield, and welcome any new players.

Epping Forest Band

May 19 • Required: We are a friendly 2nd section band who are in need of a tenor horn (position negotiable) and percussion to complete our line

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor


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