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New role for Thomas at Cory

June 14, 2022
Sue Thomas takes up the solo baritone role at the world's number 1 ranked band as Steve Kane steps down.

Queens Award

Cory and Amersham delight at Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service

June 02, 2022
The brass band movement in the UK joins the congratulations for Cory and Amersham Bands as they gain royal recognition for their voluntary service commitment.

Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall tickets waiting to be snapped up

May 14, 2022
There are tickets to be grabbed for some major attractions later this year at Symphony Hall in Birmingham with the British Open and Gala Concert weekend


Symphony Hall to boost support of banding

May 06, 2022
Cory, Black Dyke and the National Childrens Band of Great Britain will be featured in this year's Symphony Hall Gala Concert the day after the British Open.


Cory add new signings to the ranks

May 05, 2022
The European Champion adds a new soprano and percussionist to their prize winning ranks.

European 2022

Report & Results: 2022 European Championship: Championship Section

May 01, 2022
The Cory Band remain kings of Europe after a thrilling victory in Birmingham.


Saints, saddles and sparkles for Cory

April 28, 2022
The defending champion is putting final and first touches in place for their European Challenges.


Interview with Louis Dowdeswell

March 28, 2022
We catch up with the trumpet star to talk about his forthcoming musical collaboration with Cory Band at the Gala Concert of the European Brass Band Championships in Birmingham — as well as find out more about his playing background.

Mercer and Barker

Signature success for Williams

March 24, 2022
Cory euph star claims yet another accolade with help of a new signature mouthpiece from Mercer & Barker.


The write stuff for Cory attracts worldwide response

March 17, 2022
Four works by international composers will battle it out to become the 2022 RWCMD Cory Composition Prize winner.

Denzil Stephens

Death of Denzil Stephens

March 12, 2022
The death has recently been announced of the hugely respected musician Denzil Stephens.


Final Cory bow for Howells

February 23, 2022
The hugely respected tuba player has taken his final official bow with the world's number 1 ranked band.


Cory to offer pre-Euro study opportunities

February 10, 2022
You can find out just what it takes to defend a European title from Philip Harper and Tom Hutchinson — just hours before they take the stage at Symphony Hall.


Cory to premiere new Euphonium Concerto

February 03, 2022
Cory's Glyn Williams will premiere a new work inspired by the bravery and fortitude of soldiers in the First World War.


Back dated trophies for Cory

January 16, 2022
Cory has finally got its hands on long awaited awards for being the world's number 1 ranked band.


Cory add to foundation team

January 12, 2022
The European champion brings in a new signing to their tuba team.


Cory perform final chord of the year

December 13, 2021
Covid-19 cases forces Cory to cancel concerts.

Philip Harper

Rankings update — December

December 13, 2021
The Band Supplies — 4barsrest World Rankings see Cory extend its lead following yet another victory at Brass in Concert in late November.

Sage Gateshead

Report & Result: 2021 Brass in Concert Championship

November 20, 2021
Cory take all the treasure once more to confirm their position as masters of the high seas of entertainment.


Cory relaunch Composer Competition

November 10, 2021
The RWCMD & Cory Composition Competition has been relaunched for 2022.

East Anglia

Cory players lead the Andante and Allegro pace of progress

November 08, 2021
Players from the world's number 1 ranked band have been using their experience to inspire players from the East Anglia Brass Band Association.


Cory and Besson renew partnership

September 30, 2021
The world's number 1 ranked band teams up with the leading instrument maker in a renewed and extended partnership.


Steve Stewart leaves Cory

September 13, 2021
Scottish sop star relinquishes role after a decade of prize winning performances as Kevin Crockford takes over for Royal Albert Hall title defence.


Cory help to reveal mysteries of conducting...

August 24, 2021
Philip Harper, Nigel Seaman and members of the world's number 1 ranked band were on hand recently to help 10 budding conductors explore the art of conducting.


Cory to celebrate Triple Crown anniversary

August 10, 2021
The world's number 1 ranked band will head to Norwich later this month to help the East Anglian Brass Band Association celebrate its 90th anniversary.


4BR Weekend Quiz: Connect 4

June 26 • An easy one to get you back into quiz mode over the next few weeks on 4BR...


Carry on Camping anyone?

June 26 • Why not enjoy some great fun and music making at the Uni-Brass Band Camp? There's still time to book your place.


Hammonds add musical fabric to summit

June 26 • An ensemble from Hammonds Band adds welcome musical accompaniment to a leading international summit in Halifax.

BBC Young Musician of the Year

Brass band talent reaches category finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year

June 25 • Five talented young brass band musicians have reached the Brass and Percussion Category Finals of the flagship BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.

Black Dyke Band - Lake Wobegon

Thursday 23 June • Liberty Court House, Minster Rd, Ripon HG4 1QT

Chichester City Band - Celebrating 125 Years of Chichester City Band

Saturday 25 June • St Paul's Church, Churchside CHICHESTER PO19 6FT

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - Driffield Showground, Midsummer Spectacular

Saturday 25 June • The Showground, Kellythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire. YO25 9DN

Black Dyke Band - Bridgwater

Saturday 25 June • St Mary's Church, Bridgwater TA6 3EG

Mereside Brass - Comberbach Village Fete

Saturday 25 June • Comberbach school. Mather Drive CW9 6BG CW9 6BG

Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .

The Egham Band Youth Brass Project

June 22 • The Egham Band Youth Brass Project are looking for a new Brass Teacher to deliver whole class music tuition to primary schools in and around Egham.

East London Brass

June 22 • East London Brass, a sociable, championship section band, has a vacancy for a kit player to complete the percussion section. The band rehearses on Thursday evenings in Walthamstow, north-east London.

Alex McGee

Conductor & Composer


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