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Grimethorpe offer free youth workshop

November 23, 2022
There is a great early Christmas prezzie to be had for free for young players thanks to the stars at Grimethorpe Colliery Band


Grimethorpe performance nominated for Ivors Composer Award

October 18, 2022
A work inspired by the cultural impact of the mining industry and performed with the contribution of Grimethorpe Band has been nominated for a prestigious Ivors Award.


Picture highlights for Grimethorpe

October 11, 2022
A new commission from Yorkshire artist Joe Scarborough captures the history and successes of Grimethorpe Colliery Band — and fans can buy a copy.


Grimethorpe rejoice in youthful appointments

September 05, 2022
Two rising stars will make their Grimethorpe contest debuts at Symphony Hall on the weekend.


Grimethorpe gain funding boost to support music making in schools

August 11, 2022
Youngsters will benefit from music initiatives through Barnsley Music Hub and it partner at Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Jamie Smith

Smith latest high profile star to head to Mercer & Barker

July 25, 2022
Jamie Smith, principal cornet of Grimethorpe Colliery Band is the latest high profile star performer to decide to perform on a Mercer & Barker mouthpiece.


Grimethorpe rejoice as Bach leads to British Open

July 21, 2022
Swiss conductor Michael Bach will lead Grimethorpe Colliery Band at the British Open in September.

David Thornton

Thornton steps down from Grimethorpe lead

July 14, 2022
David Thornton has stepped down from his role as Musical Director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


It's Adventure time for Grimethorpe

July 13, 2022
A new education initiative aimed at inspiring young players has been launched by Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Balkans, Baja and brass bands to get footfall tapping in Barnsley

July 08, 2022
Black Dyke, WFEL Fairey and Grimethorpe Colliery will add to the exotic sound mix in Barnsley next weekend.


Transatlantic connections for Grimethorpe

June 22, 2022
Composer Johan de Meij and Lake Wobegon are the latest worldwide musical connections made by Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Brassed Off

Grimey set for another National victory...

May 24, 2022
The stage is set for Grimethorpe aka Grimley Colliery Band to win the National title once more at the Royal Albert Hall...

Jamie Smith

Smith takes principal role at Grimethorpe

May 05, 2022
Jamie Smith is the new principal cornet of Grimethorpe Colliery Band

European 2022

Result: 2022 European Championship: Composers Competition

May 01, 2022
The final of the 8th European Composers Competition has been won by Theo Rossier from Switzerland.


Death of Sir Harrison Birtwistle

April 19, 2022
The death has been announced of one of the most important British compositional figures.


The touch of Frost returns to Grimey

March 04, 2022
From Quincy Jones to Wilfred Heaton for Mark Frost as the trombone star heads to Yorkshire Area with Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

David Thornton

Monday interview with David Thornton

January 24, 2022
We speak to the MD of Grimethorpe Colliery Band and the conductor of the RNCM Brass Band about the repertoire they will perform at the RNCM Brass Band Festival this weekend.


75 years of brass and coal

January 18, 2022
The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.


Grimethorpe engages in fusion music making

August 31, 2021
'Surtaal Celebrates' offers the opportunity to join musical forces with Grimethorpe, RSVP Bhangra and other leading musicians around the globe.


Media light shines on recovery support

April 06, 2021
Brass bands have managed to get a bit more media spotlight...


4BR Monday Interview with Andrew Coe

April 05, 2021
4BR talks to Andrew Coe, the Band Manager of Grimethorpe Colliery Band to find out more about their award from the Cultural Recovery Fund and why it is essential to safeguarding their post Covid-19 future.


Grimethorpe Colliery Band gains Cultural Recovery support

April 02, 2021
The famous Yorkshire band also gains essential financial support as it plans its return to rehearsals, concerts and projects over the coming months.

Liz Lane

Interview with Liz Lane

March 11, 2021
4BR catches up with composer Liz Lane to find out more about her appointment as Composer in Association with Grimethorpe Colliery Band and her latest 'Bluebird' project.

Liz Lane

Liz Lane takes flight with lead role at Grimethorpe

March 08, 2021
Grimethorpe Colliery Band appoint Liz Lane as their new Composer-in-Association as the latest 'Bluebird' composition takes flight.


Grimethorpe hope to add to festive joy

December 20, 2020
A reprise festive concert performance from Grimethorpe Colliery Band looks to add funds to the entertainment coffers.

Festival Brass Band

Report & Results: 2022 Belgian National Championships

November 30 • Festival Brass ends 14 year wait for second Belgian National title success as section victories go to BB de Grensbewoners Smeermaas and Brasssband Panta Rhei in Heist-op-den-Berg.


Lydbrook help lottery love story for Christmas

November 29 • The Lydbrook Band has played their part in this year's EuroMillions Lotto Christmas advert.


Bobble help for East London in Perth

November 29 • Cool minds and warm heads helped East London Brass on their recent trip to the Scottish Open in Perth.


Death of Geoffrey Whiteley

November 29 • The death has been announced of former Black Dyke Band player and administrator Geoffrey Whiteley.

Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the RAF Regiment Symphonic Brass Ensemble

Friday 2 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Stannington Brass Band - Christmas Concert with Hallmark of Harmony

Saturday 3 December • Lomas Hall. Stannington. Sheffield S6 6DB

Mereside Brass - Tatton Park Farm when Father Christmas is visiting

Saturday 3 December • Tatton Park Farm. Knutsford. Cheshire. WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG) WA16 6SG

Leicestershire Co-op Band - presents A Christmas Cracker

Saturday 3 December • Ibstock Palace. High Street. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE67 6LG

WFEL Fairey Band - Dobcross Youth Band


wantage silver band

November 29 • Wantage Concert Brass (1st Section 2023) are looking for solo cornets to complete their experienced cornet section. The band has a sensible, yet fulfilling calendar of engagements.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

November 29 • Reading Band is a hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** BACK ROW CORNET ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

November 29 • Reading Band is a hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** SOLO HORN ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist


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