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Virtual festival

Whitburn to host 'Virtual Festival' contest for Scottish bands

April 07, 2021
Scottish bands invited to showcase their online talents for new domestic virtual competition.


Whitburn

Whitburn delight at Kapitol victory

March 30, 2021
Whitburn Band adds to its multi-media profile with latest online contest success.


Death of Sam Knox

February 10, 2021
The death has been announced of Whitburn Band stalwart, Sam Knox


Whitburn

Whitburn goes to Holyrood...

February 04, 2021
The 150 year history of the Scottish Open band has been marked in its nation's parliament.


Kerr

Besson sign up inspirational euph talent

January 26, 2021
Scott Kerr and Chris Shanks are the latest high profile signings to the Besson stable of performance artists.


Whitburn

Whitburn accolades for players

January 10, 2021
Whitburn Bands presents awards to players who have helped maintain the band's high profile media presence


Whitburn

Brucie bonus for Whitburn

January 06, 2021
The Scottish Open champion enjoys a high profile boost by reuniting with radio presenter Ken Bruce as well as getting a feature mention with Classic FM.


Bradley

Bradley reveals Silver Lining

November 17, 2020
Whitburn's principal cornet Chris Bradley provides a musical Silver Lining with his latest download CD release.


Whitburn

Bradley welcomed to Besson artist line-up

November 05, 2020
The highly respected Whitburn principal cornet becomes a Besson Artist.


Charlie

Whitburn shine light on Coronavirus lockdown effects

October 01, 2020
The BBC has spoken with the Scottish Open champion to find out how the Coronavirus has affected amateur music organisations in Scotland


Whitburn

Whitburn concert boosts Bank balance

July 17, 2020
Whitburn Band's recent 150th anniversary concert has also helped a local Food Bank Charity.


Whitburn

Whitburn invest in youth

June 25, 2020
18 year old baritone player Holly Bennett joins the Scottish Open champion.


Whitburn countdown to Lovatt lift-off

June 23, 2020
The Scottish Open Champion gives a little taste of what to expect from Mike Lovatt when they team up for their virtual 150th celebration concert this weekend.


Whitburn

Whitburn welcome Lovatt for virtual celebration

June 10, 2020
The great lead trumpeter Mike Lovatt will be joining Whitburn for afar for an innovative approach to their 150th concert celebrations.


Cutt

Whitburn make the Cutt for London

March 20, 2020
Whitburn will once again team up with Garry Cutt for the National Finals in October.


Whitburn

Tales, Sabres and Endurance on show at Whitburn

March 03, 2020
Whitburn will hold a special open rehearsal this week — with the chance to hear not one but three Scottish Championship test-pieces being played.


Cook

Cook brought in to stir Whitburn's Perth pot hunt

March 01, 2020
Joseph Cook will lead Whitburn Band at the forthcoming Scottish Championships in Perth


Whitburn

Whitburn presents annual awards

January 15, 2020
Players from all parts of the Whitburn Band organisation gained recognition at their recent annual awards presentations.


Whitburn

New quartet strengthens Whitburn's 150th anniversary challenge

January 06, 2020
Four new players join the ranks of the Scottish Open Champion as they prepare for what they hope will be a memorable 2020 on the contest and concert stage.


Perth Concert Hall

Report & Result: 2019 Scottish Open

November 23, 2019
Whitburn make it six wins in a row at the Scottish Open in Perth under Prof Nicholas Childs.


Garry Cutt

Young Scots to make the Cutt

November 07, 2019
Young brass and percussion players will have the chance to enjoy a workshop day with Garry Cutt and members of Fairey Band — as well as rounding off the day with a cracking concert appearance.


Wallace

Whitburn, Wallace and World Premieres

October 31, 2019
The renowned trumpet star John Wallace is to team up with Whitburn Band for a concert with world premieres at its heart.


Whitburn

Whitburn to open up on their Titan challenge

October 08, 2019
The Whitburn band previews its London challenge under the baton of Garry Cutt.


Signing

Whitburn strengthen ranks ahead of Symphony Hall

September 03, 2019
The Scottish Open champion will head to the British Open boosted by new signings and some returning stars...


Whitburn

Whitburn to showcase Dynasty challenge

August 31, 2019
The Scottish Open champion will be showcasing their British Open preparations ahead of their Symphony Hall challenge.




Delph

Hail Smiling Morn...

April 11 • Delph Band plays its part in helping attract shoppers back to Oldham Town Centre.


cOVID

BBE produces Covid-19 guidance from 12th April

April 11 • Brass Bands England has announced its guidance to bands in England that will reflect the new rules that come into force from Monday 12th April.


Band Supplies

Zero in on getting back to band with a Besson from Band Supplies

April 10 • There is a 0% special offer on Besson Prestige and Sovereign models at Band Supplies — but be quick if you want to get your hands on one in time to get back to banding...


Tim De Maeseneer

Interview with Tim De Maeseneer

April 10 • 4BR catches up with Belgian horn star, teacher and soloist Tim De Maeseneer as he embarks on leading an exciting new degree course open to brass band players at the LUCA School of Arts in Leuven.


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


City of Bristol Brass Band

April 9 • A FLUGEL player is required by City of Bristol Brass Band (competing in the First Section) with immediate effect. The successful applicant will join a successful, friendly band with some exciting concerts and contests in the diary.


Otterbourne Brass

April 7 • If during the last 12 months you have realised how much time two rehearsals a week plus engagements takes then Otterbourne Brass rehearse once a week and presently has vacancies for bass and trombone players. Other instruments may also apply


Wotton and District Silver Band

April 5 • When we all get back to business we will be seeking to fill our vacancies for MUSICAL DIRECTOR and Eb BASS.


John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


               

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