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Happy BlechKLANG Christmas

December 04, 2023
You can enjoy a festive concert from Germany beamed into your home later this month.

German banding continues to build on sound foundations

October 28, 2023
Delegates at the 7th Jena Brass Seminar explored the benefits of 'good sound' led by international euph and tuba stars Bente Illevold and Dr. David Earll.


Youth boost to latest International Summer Brass Band Camp in Germany

September 22, 2023
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.

Andrea Hobson

Hobson's choice at Orchesterschule KLANGwelt

July 10, 2023
Andrea Hobson has become the new Head of Brass at Orchesterschule KLANGwelt in Jena, Germany.


Dutch link boosts German outlook

June 07, 2023
A cross border musical partnership between Dutch and German musical brass band organisations has been a great success.


Digital upgrade enhances Jena reach

April 19, 2023
A generous sponsorship link with the State Ministry for Culture & Media has enabled the Jena Competence Centre for Brass Band to significantly upgrade its musical outreach work.


Something for everyone in Schneeberg

March 23, 2023
There is plenty on offer for players of all ages and abilities at the forthcoming International Summer Brass Band Camp in Germany.


Young players ready to bloom in Germany

February 06, 2023
A holistic approach to brass band teaching is having great results in Germany.


Brass Christmas returns in Jena

December 18, 2022
Prof Chirs Houlding leads Brass Band BlechKLANG as they return for their traditional Christmas tour.


Summer Camp return in Germany

September 03, 2022
Around 50 performers have just enjoyed the return of the Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V. brass band association Summer Camp.


50th anniversary celebrations in Jena

June 01, 2022
The Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V. organisation has celebrated 50 years of brass music making in Germany


New entertainment boost for leading German organisation

April 22, 2022
A brass band with a remit to entertain has been added to the growing Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V. organisation.


Youth back on track at Brass Band BlechKLANG

February 14, 2022
Youngsters from the Jugend Brass Band BlechKLANG and the Junior Brass Band KLANGwelt have finally been able to enjoy getting back together.

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.

Nick Prince

Prince to use experience in Germany

September 24, 2021
Trombonist Nick Prince will strengthen his musical links to help the development of German brass players.

Houlding and Varley

Houlding and Varley inspire on Jena Summer camp

September 08, 2021
Two leading British musicians help inspire brass talent in Germany.


In a German monastery garden...

June 24, 2021
The sound of music was heard in a local monastery garden recently with a great day long course that featured wonderful music — although not too quietly played...


National recognition for young Brass Band BlechKLANG talent

June 03, 2021
Rising brass band stars Teresa Fischer and Johannes Stoll make a national impact with their playing.


New musical chapter opens in Germany

May 06, 2021
The Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V organisation will spearhead its future development under the new leadership of Norbert Goldhardt.


Top marks for German youngsters

March 21, 2021
Three young players from Jugend Brass Band BlechKLANG in Germany have once again impressed in the national Jugend Musiziert competition.


Young brass band players look to make national mark in Germany

March 07, 2021
Two young players from Jugend Brass Band BlechKLANG hope to make a mark against orchestral rivals in online German competition.


30-year-old Turmblasen tradition kept alive by new means

December 23, 2020
A wonderful tradition was heard in a different way in Germany thanks to the efforts of Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena e.V.


Jena Summer Camp hailed as success

September 06, 2020
The inventive response taken by organisers in Germany has seen over 60 youngsters enjoy a four day Summer Camp with a difference.


First steps to rehearsal norms in Germany

June 26, 2020
Brass Band BlechKLANG has been able to take the first musical steps to rehearsal normality to Germany — but there is a long way to go yet.

4BR Interview with Brass Band BlechKLANG

April 28, 2020
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Alexander Richter and Johannes Leutloff of the pioneering Brass Band BlechKLANG from Germany about the challenges they now face during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Classic George Lloyd works re-released on new CD recording

June 17 • Lyrita Recordings brings together 1991 Black Dyke and 1984 Equale Brass Quintet for new signature release.


Midlands Area Championships to return to Bedworth

June 17 • The nomadic travels of the Midlands Regional Championships comes to an end as it returns to its former home in 2025.

Jiommy Charles

Birthday celebration for Foden's stalwart

June 16 • The remarkable Jimmy Charles of Foden's Band has celebrated his 80th birthday.


Thurlstone recommend French connection

June 16 • The Thurlstone Band thoroughly enjoyed their recent trip to take part in the French Open Championships in Amboise.

Pontardulais Town Band - Annual Concert - The storytellers present.....

Saturday 22 June • Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Road, Pontarddulais. SA4 8PD

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Strata Brass

Sunday 23 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

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

Brass Bands England - Youth Fest 2024

Friday 28 June • Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ

Concert Brass Poynton

June 17 • Required:. Concert Brass, Poynton Stockport, Seek: A Solo Cornet - Bb Bass - Bass Trombone - Tenor Horn. No Contesting Not a learners Band. Rehearsing on Wednesday Evenings between 8.00 to 10.00pm (with a short comfort break and cup of tea at 9.00pm)..

Concert Brass Poynton

June 17 • Concert Brass, Poynton Stockport, Seek: A Solo Cornet - Bb Bass - Bass Trombone - Tenor Horn. . No Contesting Not a learners Band. Rehearsing on Wednesday Evenings between 8.00 to 10.00pm (with a short comfort break and cup of tea at 9.00pm).

Epping Forest Band

June 17 • Required:. We are a friendly 2nd section band in Essex. We are in need of a Tenor Horn (position negotiable) and a Kit player. We have our own band room and full percussion is provided

Lt Col David Barringer MBE

BMus (Hons)
Conductor and adjudicator


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