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Chris King

King's reign ends at Friary

May 26, 2023
The 17 year partnership between Friary Brass and conductor Chris King has come to an end.


Friary latest to link with Musicwear

May 17, 2023
Friary Brass sported their new polo shirt look at the British Open Spring Festival in Blackpool last weekend — thanks to musicwearetc.co.uk


Friary marathon duo set eyes on Blackpool

April 26, 2023
After nearly five hours of sweat and sore feet its a trip to Blackpool next for Friary Band's intrepid marathon runners.


Marathon comings and goings at Friary

April 20, 2023
Two valued long term members leave as two others take to the road for a marathon effort to aid military charity.


Concert arts crafted for contest challenges ahead for Friary

February 06, 2023
Friary Brass opened their 2023 season with a welcome return visit to the wonderful Victoria Hall as they look to craft qualifying performances at Stevenage and Blackpool to come.


Friary television media warm up for Brass in Concert

November 17, 2022
Friary Brass got an extra bit of high profile media exposure ahead of their Brass in Concert appearance this weekend.


Fond farewells and welcomes at Friary

September 15, 2022
Friary Brass Band says goodbye to Alex Sears as they welcome their new horn signing Kelly Harrison


New addition to Friary ranks

August 11, 2022
Sam Noden is the latest addition to the line-up at Friary Brass.


Friary thanks to Stevens

June 21, 2022
Friary Brass has thanked Chairperson and player Nigel Stevens as he steps down from joint roles.

Friary Brass Band

Friary announce new trombone lead

February 21, 2022
The experienced Neil Wharton has been appointed the new solo trombone at Friary Brass Band


Friary supports Air Ambulance service

February 05, 2022
The festive carol playing of Friary Brass has helped keep a fantastic Air Ambulance service in the air.


Friary showcase arts and crafts

February 03, 2022
Friary Brass warmed up for their appearance at the UniBrass Championships Gala Concert with a well received Hampshire concert.

Isobel Daws

Daws claims Academy role

January 27, 2022
Trombone player Isobel Daws has won a position at the Berlin Philharmonic's prestigious Karajan Academy in Berlin.

Player of the Year

2021 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2021
The superb Isobel Daws rounds off a memorable year of personal performances by becoming the 2021 4BR Player of the Year.


Fresh air and Friary provide musical mix

September 15, 2021
Friary Brass has been getting into shape for the National Finals with another open air concert appearance.


Westminster return for Friary

August 29, 2021
The London & Southern Counties Area champion return to concert action with a performance at an iconic local venue...

Isobel Daws

International success for Daws

October 12, 2020
Isobel Daws claims prestigious international trombone title to add to her CV of success.


More bands say thanks and entertain...

May 02, 2020
Friary Brass Band, Meltham & Meltham Mills, and Carnoustie High School Brass Band provide extra entertainment and thanks during the lockdown...


Friary offer Fraternity preview ahead of Grand Shield challenge

May 11, 2019
The London & Southern Counties champion will preview their Grand Shied preparations as they seek to claim British Open qualification.


Rebrand for 5 time champion

March 21, 2019
The new name on the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship trophy is Friary Brass Band...


Top Kat strengthens Friary National prospects

July 20, 2018
Katherine Hawkins joins the cornet ranks of Friary Guildford as they look towards their Albert Hall National Final assault.


Friary Guildford adds to the perc ranks with new signing

July 13, 2018
William Rowling is the latest young talent to be signed up with the London & Southern Area champion.

Martin Britt

Britt pops to park sop life at Friary

January 20, 2018
London & Southern Area champion Friary Guildford welcome the signing of star sop player Martin Britt.

Friary Guildford make it three in a row

Report & Results: 2017 London & Southern Counties Regional Championships: Championship Section

March 19, 2017
The impressive Friary Guildford make it three in a row at Stevenage as a rejuvenated Redbridge join them at the Royal Albert Hall.


Gresswell to lead free tuba workshop

January 23, 2017
Yamaha artist Simon Gresswell will be leading free a tuba workshop with the Friary Guildford Band next month .

Black Dyke

Percussion team drives Black Dyke plaudits

May 31 • The percussion team at Black Dyke is winning a new cohort of Pondasher fans — and is looking for someone to join their ranks.

British Open

Book your place in comfort for the British Open

May 31 • The rooms4groups accommodation specialists have plenty of great deals for bands and their supporters for this year's British Open in Birmingham.

Band Supplies

Band Supplies early Summer deals

May 31 • There are some great deals to be bagged in time for the Summer from Band Supplies.


Top 10 success for Welsh youngsters

May 31 • The talented young Band Ysgol Bontnewydd ensemble has won the Urdd National Eisteddfod title for a record 10th time.

Boarshurst Silver Band - Tanunda Town Band

Wednesday 31 May • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

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

Leicestershire Co-op Band - The Great British Music Hall concert

Saturday 10 June • The Palace Community Centre. Ibstock . Leicestershire LE67 6LG

Newtown March Contest - Newtown (Mid Wales) March and Open Air Contest

Sunday 11 June • Newtown Town Hall Grounds. Back Lane. Newtown. Powys SY16 2NZ

Tintwistle Band

May 31 • Friendly 2nd section Northwest brass band have seats available for 2ndEuphonium, Baritone (seat negotiable), 2nd Horn and tuned percussion, rehearsals are 8 to 10pm Monday and Thursday, all seats required for summer concerts and beyond.

VBS Poynton Brass Band

May 31 • VBS Poynton Band. 2nd section; North West seek Basses and Trombone players. Currently rehearsing once a week (Thurs. 8-10pm). Fantastic opportunity to join the band and help move it forwards.

Longridge Band

May 30 • The Longridge Band require percussionists to join our friendly, hard-working band. We rehearse Wednesdays and Fridays in our own band room. We have a healthy balance of well attended local concerts and competitions planned for this year.

Gordon Eddison

B Ed (Hons). Member AoBBA.
Conductor and Adjudicator.


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