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Whit confidence boost for Skelmersdale

June 22, 2022
Skelmersdale Band will head to Cheltenham boosted by a fine return at the recent Whit Friday contests.


New additions at Skelmersdale

March 09, 2022
The North West Regional Champion has added new faces to the ranks to boost future prospects.


Skelmersdale welcome new signings

October 18, 2018
A new MD attracts new players to Skelmersdale Band as they look forward to exciting appearances on the contest and concert stages.


Skelmersdale welcome back Coulsen as new MD

September 12, 2018
Ben Coulsen has been appointed as the new Musical Director of Skelmersdale Prize Band.

James Hall

Skelmersdale look forward with local expertise

February 14, 2017
The recent appointment of MD James Hall has brought a great deal of locally led optimism for Skelmersdale Prize Band.

Karl Stott

Skelmersdale take Stott lead for Nationals and beyond

June 11, 2015
Karl Stott takes over the helm at Cheltenham bound Skelmersdale as former MD Dave Chapman heads for Mexico..

Seven up boost for Skelmersdale

September 06, 2011
Skelmersdale Prize get a helpful seven up boost of new players.

New signings at Skelmersdale

November 04, 2010
John Roberts takes over the helm as Skelmersdale announce a trio of new signings.

New top girl at Skelmersdale

November 24, 2008
Debbie Williams is the new top woman at the Skelmersdale Band.

Skelmersdale on the up

June 02, 2008
After a hard few years, the Skelmersdale Prize Band finally look to be on the up again.

John Doyle

Early Summer at Skelmersdale

April 02, 2008
John Doyle certainly enjoyed himself recently at the Skelmersdale Slow Melody Contest.


Stavanger announce new conducting duo

June 5 • Frederic Theodoloz and Ian Porthouse will lead Stavanger in their major championship appearances in 2023 and 2024.

Downshire Brass

Final chord approaches for Alcorn and Downshire

June 4 • The successful musical partnership between Prof Michael Alcorn and Downshire Brass is to come to an end.

Socail Media

BBE to help bands master social media

June 4 • If you want to be much better at using social media to benefit your band, Brass Bands England will be hosting a special webinar to help you along.


Finalists announced for Conducting Competition

June 4 • Twelve finalists will compete in Eccles for the Brass Band Conductors' Association flagship title.

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

Besses Boys' Band - Besses Boys' Band Summer Concert

Saturday 10 June • St Mary's Church, Prestwich, Greater Manchester M25 1AN

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

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

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass Band

Sunday 11 June • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7 EW

The Hepworth Band

June 6 • We would like to invite applications for an EEb bass player and percussionist to join the band.. We enjoy well attended rehearsals, an attractive programme of concerts and are looking forward to competing at the British Open Championships in September

Mereside Brass

June 5 • MERESIDE BRASS (Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player and a PERCUSSIONIST. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events

Besses Boys' Band

June 5 • Besses Boys' Band (2nd Section NW) are looking for a TUTTI SOLO CORNET to join the band. Rehearsals take place Monday and Friday, 19:30-21:30 in Simister, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB

Julian Bright

Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


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