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Brumme

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.


Hurst

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.


GBBA

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.


BBLNI

Report & Results: 2020 Brass Band League online solo contest

December 01, 2020
There was a fantastic response from entrants in taking part in the Brass Band League Northern Ireland online solo competition — and plenty of fantastic playing on show too.


Foden's

Report & Results: 2020 Foden's Online Solo & Ensemble Competition

November 01, 2020
A worldwide audience enjoyed the performances from the talented online competitors taking part in Foden's latest initiative.


Woolston

Report & Results: 2020 Canterbury Provincial Brass Band Festival

September 30, 2020
New Zealand sees a return to competitive brass banding — led by Woolston Brass and title wins for Addington Brass, Nor'west Brass, Rangiora Brass and Nor'west Zephyrs.


Cory

Report & Results: 2020 Cory Online Championships

September 28, 2020
There has been wonderful online entertainment provided by bands from across the globe over the last two weekends of the innovative Cory contest — led by winners Fountain City, Downshire Brass, Lochgelly, Lostrock Hall Memorial and Woodhouse Silver Prize


Wantage

Report & Result: 2020 Wantage Band Virtual Youth Solo Competition

June 24, 2020
There was a fantastic worldwide turn-out of talent for the latest Wantage Virtual Youth Solo Competition.


Fodens

Report & Results: 2020 Foden's on-line Whit Friday

June 09, 2020
There was a fantastic worldwide response to the Foden's on-line Whit Friday competition with the British Army leading the way into friendly battle...


Brass Band Willebroek

Report & Results: 2020 Brass Band Willebroek on-line solo contest

May 17, 2020
Over 60 players took part in the first on-line competition run by Belgian champion Brass Band Willebroek.


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Repot & Result: 2020 IABCB On-line Solo Contest

April 15, 2020
Over 130 players entered the Irish Association of Brass and Concert Band's on-line solo competition recently — with some fantastic brass and percussion playing on show.


Swiss

Report & Results: 2020 Online Salford Solo Contest

April 15, 2020
There is a Swiss champion of the first on-line solo international competition run by Salford University student Christopher Hall — as 75 players from around the world take part.


1st Old Boys

Report & Results: 2020 BBL Brass in Concert

April 10, 2020
One of the last contests to take place before the Coronavirus lockdown saw 1st Old Boys retain their BBL Brass in Concert title, with section victories for Roughan Silver, Dynamic Brass and Poyntzpass Silver.


Aobba

Judges issue recommendations following Midlands results mix-up

April 05, 2020
The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators has issued a short statement plus a set of recommendations for both its members and contest organisers following the unfortunate Midlands Area results mix-up.


Gala Theatre

Report & Results: 2020 North of England Championships

March 14, 2020
Triumphs for NASUWT Riverside, Ripon City, Cockerton, Tewit Silver and Easingwold bands who take the title honours over the weekend at Durham.


nailsworth

Report & Results: 2020 West of England Regional Championships

March 14, 2020
Camborne, Brunel Brass, Hatherleigh Silver, Poole Borough and Nailsworth Silver pick up the silverware at Torquay


mIDANDS

Joint statement issued over Midlands results mix up

March 11, 2020
The Midlands Regional Committee and the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators have issued a joint statement over the breakdown in the collation procedures at the Third Section Midlands Regional Championships.


Bedworth

Report & Results: 2020 Midlands Regional Championships

March 07, 2020
GUS, Newstead Brass, Gresley Colliery, Stamford Brass and Amington take the honours at Bedworth and Kenilworth.


SBBA

Report & Results: 2020 Scottish Championships

March 07, 2020
the cooperation band, Kingdom Brass, Annan Town, Croy Silver and Newland Concert Brass claim Scottish titles in Perth.


Linthwaite

Report & Results: 2020 Yorkshire Regional Championships

March 07, 2020
Black Dyke, Unite the Union, BD1, Kippax and Linthwaite claim the Yorkshire titles on the weekend in Huddersfield


Hucknall

Report & Results: 2020 North East Midlands BBA Contest

March 03, 2020
Hucknall & Linby lead the way in gaining a timely boost of contesting confidence ahead of their Area challenges.


Beaumaris

Report & Results: 2020 Welsh Regional Championships

February 29, 2020
Tredegar retains Welsh title with section victories for BTM, Taff Vale, Seindorf Beaumaris and Cwmtawe in Swansea.


Oxford

Report & Results: 2020 Oxfordshire & District BBA

February 26, 2020
Confidence boosting success for Kidlington, City of Bristol, Oxford Cherwell Brass, Ocean Brass and Witney Town Bands as they enjoy victories ahead of their Area challenges.


Winter Gardens

Report & Results: 2020 North West Regional Championships

February 23, 2020
There are wins for Foden's, Roberts Bakery, Uppermill, Hazel Grove and BMP Europe Goodshaw as the contest day unfolds in Blackpool


Ensemble

Report & Result: 2020 Japanese Brass Band Ensemble National Championship

February 21, 2020
25 ensembles take part in the National Championship event in Tokyo.




Mode for

Positive Mode for support on International Women's Day

March 8 • Gyda Matland, Helen Harrelson and Toni Durrant become Artists in Association with Mode for... to help support well being and positive mental health in the brass band movement.


bbw

Wales to lead on Women in Brass Bands

March 7 • New Welsh body to host an free open forum discussion on the topic of women in brass bands.


Hutchinson

Hutchinson to help National Youth Band to open virtual doors

March 7 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will host a 'virtual open-day' in April — and its free to attend.


BMLTalents

BML has all the talented dance moves

March 7 • The young players of the BML Talents Band in Switzerland have been inspired to add a few dance steps to their repertoire.


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


The Marple Band

March 2 • Are you looking for a change of scene after lockdown has ended. The Marple Band are a friendly group of 1st Section musicians who are looking for an Eb Bass and Bb Bass player and tutti cornets.


Crewe Brass

February 26 • Following the Government announcement, Crewe Brass are looking to resume COVID compliant rehearsals in the summer. We are looking for a Tuned Percussionist. We have all the gear & instruments and need someone to play them !! They are here waiting for you.


Chadderton Band

February 25 • Chadderton Band is a very friendly non contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of any age and ability on all sections of the band + EUPH Drums. Please come along to one of our rehearsals give us a try.


Ian Porthouse


Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


               

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