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Grimethorpe further free community youth development

May 24, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band continues to reach out into its youth community with its free offers of brass playing development.

Mark Glover

Perfect fit for Glover at Grimethorpe

May 16, 2023
The experienced Mark Glover takes on the solo euphonium role at Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

Judith Weir

Grimethorpe welcomes Master of the King's Music

May 12, 2023
Judith Weir CBE recently enjoyed a musical visit to Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Grimethorpe launch global composition competition

April 26, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band is looking to encourage more works for the brass band medium with its first composition competition.

Steve Phillips

Phillips takes residency at Grimethorpe

April 23, 2023
Steve Phillips has been appointed as the new Resident Musical Director of Grimethorpe Colliery Band.


Grimethorpe inspiring future banding generations

April 19, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band is set to form a new junior band following the success of its latest Spring Workshop.


New resident sought at Grimethorpe

March 10, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band tells 4BR that they are looking for the right Resident Conductor to meet their artistic ambitions.


Grimethorpe to link with Denis Wick for new partnership

March 01, 2023
Two iconic names in the banding world have announced a new partnership link.


Grimethorpe head to Morley

February 01, 2023
Grimethorpe Colliery Band will bring their unique brand of 'Best of Brass' entertainment to Morley Town Hall this weekend.


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.

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.

David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer


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