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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.


German brass band pioneers face uncertain future

April 10, 2020
The leading Blasmusikverein Carl Zeiss Jena brass band organisation in Germany says it faces an uncertain future due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


The perfect ode to joy...

March 21, 2020
An innovative arts project in Germany saw train passengers given a remarkable outdoor performance of Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' from over 100 musicians over 2.5km of track...


Christmas treat for young and old from BlechKLANG

December 22, 2019
A trio of themed concerts provided the generational entertainment provided by Brass Band BlechKLANG and friends this Christmas.


French duet inspires German performers

October 30, 2019
Besson artists Bastien Baumet and Alexis Demailly inspire players from all over Germany in masterclass initiative in Jena.

Owen Farr

Farr and Neish make impact in Germany

October 23, 2018
Besson stars Owen Farr and Les Neish have just returned home after leading an inspirational masterclass event in Jena in Germany.


Sunscreen and Ralgex for Crookston

May 27 • Brass Bands England CEO Kenny Crookston will be in the saddle this weekend to raise money for the BBE Brass Foundations team.


Stalwarts honoured on Coronation weekend in East Anglia

May 27 • A group of wonderful brass band stalwarts were honoured by presentations from East Anglian Brass Band Association.

Paul Holland

Holland ends Wantage tenure as King steps into MD role

May 26 • Paul Holland and Wantage Band reach a final chord as Chris King gets ready to take on a new MD role.

British Army

Busy Porter enjoys London performances...

May 26 • Andrew Porter has enjoyed two memorable weekends of music making — at the Coronation and the crowning of a new Senior Cup champion..

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment

Friday 26 May • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Tendring Brass - Clacton on Sea Co operative Band

Sunday 28 May • West Cliff Theatre. Tower Road. Essex CO15 1LE

Boarshurst Silver Band - Fundraising Concert for Nationals

Sunday 28 May • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7 EW

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 2 June • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Salon Orchestra

Friday 9 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

Chinnor Silver

May 27 • Chinnor Silver (2nd section finalists 2023) have 2 empty seats left on their coach to the finals in September & are looking for a Bass trombone and Bass player (Eb or Bb) to fill them. We are a friendly band and are ready to welcome you on our fun bus!

Stretford Band

May 27 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a friendly, non -contesting band with a varied concert programme at local . events throughout the year. We are looking for someone who can take the Band forward..

Harlow Brass Band

May 26 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR / CONDUCTOR - We are a friendly, non-contesting band who play to a good standard. We hold our own Spring and Christmas concerts and provide entertainment at various local events throughout the year.

John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor


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