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Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 2

September 19, 2021
A band with a rich history adds the National title to its Honours Board of accolade.


Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 4

September 19, 2021
Nailsworth paints the best Elgar Portrait to be found in Cheltenham to claim the Fourth Section honours.


Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 1

September 18, 2021
Kingdom Brass and MD Ian Porthouse are triumphant as they claimed the First Section honours in Cheltenham by an Arkle distance.


Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain: Section 3

September 18, 2021
The return of competitive banding in the UK after the enforced Covid 19 break saw Tewit Silver first past the finishing post at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Steve Sykes

Adjudicator Covid-19 test result impacts National Final

September 17, 2021
Steve Sykes will not adjudicate at the Section 1 National Final this weekend due to a positive Covid-19 test result.


Report & Result: 2021 Aalborg Music Festival

September 15, 2021
Danish champion Concord Brass Band warms up for title defense with victory at Aalborg Festival


Report & Result: 2021 Doctor Martin Wainstone Cup

September 13, 2021
Whitburn take the honours and the cash home to Scotland as they deliver a prize-winning prescription under Garry Cutt to claim the title.


Report & Result: 2021 Greenfield Autumn Leaves March & Hymn Tune

September 06, 2021
There was a fantastic day of music making for a crowd of over 4,000 people to enjoy in the heart of Saddleworth Whit Friday country.


Report & Results: 2021 cooperation band Youth Solo Competition

August 22, 2021
There was a fine display of brass banding talent on show as the Scottish Champion invited young players to showcase their performances — led by a cracking winner.

New Zealand

Report & Results: 2021 New Zealand National Championships

July 17, 2021
Wellington triumphs to retain National title as Grade honours go to Brass Whanganui, Woolston Concert Brass, Matamata Brass and Buzzing Brass Wellington Youth in Christchurch.


Report & Results: 2021 New Zealand Champion of Champions

July 15, 2021
Anthony Smith of Woolston Brass claims the Blue Riband solo award after two busy days of high quality competition in Christchurch.


Report & Results: 2021 Whitburn Band Virtual Festival

July 11, 2021
There was plenty of fantastic entertainment on show for a worldwide audience to enjoy as Unison Kinneil, Kingdom Brass, Lochgelly, Whitburn Heartlands, Kilmarnock Concert Brass and Riverside Youth Bands take the virtual honours.


Report & Results: 2021 UniBrass Championships

June 27, 2021
Time past, present, future and forgotten helps Durham University Brass Band claim the 2021 UniBrass title


Report & Results: 2021 SWBBA Online Solo & Quartet Contest

June 18, 2021
There were over 200 performances from across the globe to enjoy by tuning in online to the recent South West Brass Band Association Solo & Quartet Contest.

Whit Friday

Report & Results: 2021 Foden's online Whit Friday Championships

May 29, 2021
There are victories for Cory, 1st Old Boys, Wantage Concert Brass, Seindorf Beaumaris Cross Keys Silver, University of Huddersfield Brass, Elland Silver Youth and Macclesfield Youth as a worldwide audience enjoys the virtual Whit Friday treats


Report & Results: 2021 Swiss Solo & Quartet Championships

May 20, 2021
The remarkable Mathilde Roh claims a hat-trick of Blue Riband Swiss solo titles in a brilliantly unconventional musical manner, as over 350 performers battled for the honours this year.


Report & Results: 2021 East Anglian BBA On-line Solo & Ensemble

May 18, 2021
A great turn out of online performers provided the competitive music making entertainment for the East Anglian BBA event.


Report & Results: 2021 Mid Sussex Solo Contest

May 04, 2021
The 'return' of the Mid Sussex Brass Band solo contest brought plenty of excellent performances to enjoy for adjudicator Brett Baker.


Report & Results: Geneva Heritage Cornet Competition

May 01, 2021
Luke Barker of Flowers Band claims the Geneva Heritage Cornet first prize as some wonderfully talented youngsters will also benefit from masterclass tuition from Phillip McCann and Kirsty Abbots.


Report & Results: 2021 Fife Brass Band Festival

April 25, 2021
Whitburn Band adds yet more virtual silverware to its trophy cabinet with its latest on-line success.


Report & Results: 2021 Kapitol Cory Online Championships

March 29, 2021
Multi-media victories for Whitburn, Strata Brass, Lakeland Brass, United Brass, Morecambe, Oakland University and City of Cardiff (M3)


Report & Results: 2021 SBBA Scottish Solo & Ensemble Festival

March 16, 2021
A host of wonderful performances saw Scottish banding showcase the depth and quality of the nation's talent.


Report & Results: 2021 Great Brummie Solo Contest

January 28, 2021
65 entrants from nine different countries focused their musical gaze on Birmingham for the first Great Brummie Solo Contest.


Final chord brings brilliant result for carol players

January 03, 2021
The amazing fund raising efforts of teenagers Matthew and Olivia Hurst has raised over £5700 for their local hospice.


Report & Results: 2020 GBBA Online Solo & Ensemble Festival

January 02, 2021
There was plenty of fantastic online solo and ensemble playing on show to round off the year in the new GBBA online event.

Nick Prince

Prince to use experience in Germany

September 24 • Trombonist Nick Prince will strengthen his musical links to help the development of German brass players.


Extension to entry date for Butlin's Festival

September 24 • The deadline date for entries has now been extended by a month for the 2022 Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival.


New lead at Blaenavon

September 24 • Dr Christian Jenkins will spearhead the exciting musical developments at Blaenavon Town Band.

Stan Smith

Death of Stan Smith

September 24 • The death has been announced of Stan Smith — a leading performer with Fountain City Brass Band.

Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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

Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT

Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ

Lindley Band

September 21 • SOLO HORN required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.

Greenfield Brass Band

September 21 • We are looking for an MD to take the band forward into 2022 and beyond. We have a varied selection of concerts and contests in the diary including a trip to play at the Menin Gate in August 2022.. We currently rehearse Monday & Thursday (8pm-10pm)

Kippax Band

September 21 • Kippax Band have a vacancy for front row cornet players and percussionist. Fresh from the national finals and newly promoted to the 2nd section in the Yorkshire area. The band are keen to push on next year after the enforced layoff.

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