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New signings give Ebbw Vale confidence boost

February 14, 2020
Some new signings and a returnee give Ebbw Valley Band a timely Welsh Area boost of confidence.


Ritter claims Welsh Conductor Award for third time

November 28, 2018
Gareth Ritter, the conductor of the Welsh League Champions Ebbw Valley and Taff Vale Brass has been presented with the prestigious Eric James Memorial Award.


Porthouse takes the road to Ebbw Valley

January 06, 2018
Ebbw Valley strengthen their 2018 line-up with some familiar old and young names.

Ebbw Valley

Ebbw boost for Welsh Open and Area

February 18, 2016
Ebbw Valley has boosted their playing strength with new signings and composer-in-residence appointment.

Winning M D Gareth Ritter

Report & Results: 2015 National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain: Second Section

September 19, 2015
Ebbw Valley completes hat-trick of title wins to make their mark in the National history books.

2014 champion

National Champion adds to ranks

February 13, 2015
Ebbw Valley Brass plans towards a possible third National title success with new signings for Swansea start.

Gareth Ritter

Welsh conducting award for Ritter

November 23, 2014
After leading Ebbw Valley to domestic and national success, Gareth Ritter becomes Welsh Conductor of the Year for a second time.

Ebbw Valley

National Champion strengthens the ranks

February 06, 2014
The reigning National Fourth Section Champion, Ebbw Valley Brass has strengthened its ranks ahead of its Third Section Regional appearance in LLandudno.

Fusion gig bag

4BR Shop: Fusion Trumpet Premium Triple Gig Bag

February 22 • The fantastic triple trumpet gig bag from Fusion at Band Supplies through the 4BR Shop. A must have for any player serious about their equipment.

Pennine Music

Pennine ready for Regional road trip

February 22 • Pennine Music and the Brass Band Music Shop will be on the road in the next few weeks to provide their customers with plenty of musical choices after their test-piece rigours...

Winter Gardens

North West contenders ready for 2020 Area battle

February 22 • The qualification process to get to London and Cheltenham starts in Blackpool on Sunday — with a full day of great competitive action.

Car park

Parking problems posed for Huddersfield

February 22 • You will need to make sure you can get a parking space for the Yorkshire Regional Championships in a few week's time.

Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 23 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HU

Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 7Yz

Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 23 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Academy of Music Horn Ensemble

Friday 28 February • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The GUS Band - Northampton International Academy

Saturday 29 February • Northampton International Academy. 55 Barrack Rd. Northampton NN1 1AA

Upper Rhondda Brass Band

February 20 • Upper Rhondda NEEDS YOU. To help consolidate the Band, and its position within the grading system at the next Welsh Area Championships, the Band urgently require the following players, Soprano, Solo Cornet, Solo Euphonium and a Percussionist..

Longridge Band

February 20 • Due to retirement the Longridge Band (1st Section North West) require a back row cornet player (position negotiable), Eb bass & percussionist . We have a good mixture of contests/ concerts and a tour to Belgium planned for later in the year.

Escafeld Brass Band Sheffield

February 20 • Escafeld Brass Band Sheffield has vacancies for all instruments. We are a friendly, non-contesting band who practice Friday evenings near Sheffield city centre. Our numbers have declined in recent years but we are very keen to grow again with our new MD.

Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


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