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Report & Result: 2021 Salford International Online Brass Soloist

January 12, 2022
There were some wonderful solo performances to consider for the judges as the Salford prizes went up for grabs.


Report & Result: 2022 Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival: Championship Section

January 09, 2022
Flowers monopoly of Butlin's silverware is maintained as they claim a ninth title success in imposing fashion.


Report & Results: 2022 British Open Solo & Ensemble Championships

January 09, 2022
There were some great solo and ensemble winners at Butlin's in Skegness on the weekend — claiming prestigious British Open titles for themselves


Report & Results: 2022 Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival: Sections 1-4 & Youth

January 08, 2022
Joy for Staffordshire, Bedford Town, Whitworth Vale & Healy and Golborne as section titles are claimed and Youth Brass 2000 who showcased their award winning credentials once more.

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Report & Results: 2021 US Open Championship

December 08, 2021
Fountain City makes its an entertainment double at the US Open.


Report & Result: 2021 Wessex Winter Contest

November 29, 2021
Verwood Concert Brass leads the way in Poole to secure the Wessex Winter Contest title.

Swiss National

Report & Results: 2021 Swiss National Championships

November 29, 2021
Valaisia Brass Band Rejoice once again as they retain their Swiss National title with divisional honours to Ensemble de Cuivres Euphonia; Brass Band Bern; Brass Band Feldmusik Escholzmatt; Musik Frohsinn Oberburg Jugend Brass Band Oberer Sempachersee

Perth Concert Hall

Report & Result: 2021 Band Supplies Scottish Challenge Shield

November 28, 2021
Kingdom Brass claims a triple crown of major titles with an impressive Metropolis inspired victory in Perth.

Perth Concert Hall

Report & Result: 2021 Besson Scottish Open

November 27, 2021
A Gallery full of outstanding musical portraits sees Whitburn claim the Scottish Open title for a seventh successive year.


Result: 2021 Danish National Championship

November 22, 2021
Concord sets flight path to European after successful title defence.

Sage Gateshead

Report & Result: 2021 Brass in Concert Championship

November 20, 2021
Cory take all the treasure once more to confirm their position as masters of the high seas of entertainment.

Sage Gateshead

Report & Result: 2021 Youth Brass in Concert

November 20, 2021
Youth Brass 2000 takes the spoils in the Youth contest at Sage Gateshead as there's smiles everywhere as performers thrive performing live again


Report & Result: 2021 Swedish National Championships

November 16, 2021
Its four titles in a row as Gota finally get to look forward to representing the nation at the 2022 European Championships after an innovative contesting solution.

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Report & Result: 2021 Austrian National Championship

November 13, 2021
No horror show for R.E.T. Brass Band as they claim Austrian National title to head to Malmo in 2023.


Report & Result: 2021 Borders Entertainment Contest

November 08, 2021
Success for Irvine & Dreghorn as Scottish banding returns in fine style at the Borders Entertainment Contest.


Report & Results: 2021 Siddis Brass

November 06, 2021
Manger claims Siddis title with a Purcell dream of a performance, with division titles going to Sola Brass Band, Tysnes Musikklag, KOS — Krohnengen Old Stars and Norheimsund Musikklag.

Soli Brass

Report & Results: 2021 Netherlands National Championships

October 30, 2021
Soli Brass 'Rejoice' as they become Dutch Champions with section victories to Chr. Brassband Excelsior, Brassband De Lofklank, Brassband Immanuel and Chr. Muziekvereniging Blaast de Bazuin.


Report & Results: 2021 Wychavon Festival of Brass

October 30, 2021
Wychavon successes for Aldbourne, Eccles Borough, BD1 Brass, Wem Jubilee and Cross Keys Silver as the popular event in Evesham returns.


Report & Results: 2021 Brass Band Willebroek Solo Contest

October 29, 2021
The first Brass Band Willebroek solo event featured top class prize winning playing from entrants in all categories.


Report & Results: 2021 Japanese Slow Melody Contest

October 28, 2021
The first ever Japanese Slow Melody competition was recently held on-line with encouraging performances to enjoy for listeners and adjudicators alike.


Report & Results: 2021 German Open

October 26, 2021
3BA Concert Band leads the prize winners on their journey to the European Championships after a fine weekend of music making in Brilon.

1st Old Boys

Report & Results: 2021 NIBA Championships

October 18, 2021
1st Old Boys return to the top of the winner's rostrum as section titles head to CWA Brass and Dynamic Brass in Armagh.


Report & Results: 2021 DCBBA Solos, Duets, Quartets & Veterans

October 14, 2021
There was plenty of great music making on show at the recent Durham County BBA event.


Report & Results: 2021 Bolsover Festival of Brass

October 03, 2021
Easington Colliery produced a heroic performance to claim the top honours at Bolsover with section titles going to Milton Keynes, Shirland Welfare, Whitworth Vale & Healey and Matlock.

Albert Hall Trophy

Report & Result: 2021 National Championships of Great Britain

October 02, 2021
On a contest day of challenges, Foden's deliver the winning Heroes performance to lift the National Trophy in London

Paul Cosh

Tuesday interview with Paul Cosh

January 18 • We speak to the highly respected player, conductor, teacher and lecturer about his new teaching publication — 'Brass Essentials — An Arban Collection'.


Empty seats filled at Littleport

January 18 • Littleport Brass has filled their empty seats ahead of their Area challnge in a few weeks time.

New signings

New additions at Ratby Mid Band

January 18 • New faces young and old join the set-up at Ratby Mid Band in time for their assault on the Midlands Area title.


75 years of brass and coal

January 18 • The national newspaper will hopefully remember the link between brass bands and the National Coal Board this weekend thanks to photographer Lorne Campbell.

Contest: 168th British Open

Sunday 23 January • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Glossop Old Band - Cadishead Public Band

Sunday 23 January • Glossop Band Club, Derby Street, Glossop. SK13 8LP

Black Dyke Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Saturday 29 January • Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

Regent Hall Concerts - The International Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 29 January • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London WC1 2 DJ

Black Dyke Band - Gladstone Theatre

Sunday 30 January • Greendale Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH62 4XB

The Cobham Band

January 17 • The Cobham Band is fully up and running again and requires a EUPHONIUM or BARITONE player. We have some great concerts planned including bandstand dates for the new season under our new conductor, Jim Lynch.. .

Shrewsbury Brass Band

January 15 • Are you looking for a change of scene or want to get back into banding with an ambitious and hardworking band? We have a vacancy for an experienced front row cornet player, BBb Bass player, and 2 percussionists.

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

January 15 • A vacancy exists for a capable and committed **EEb BASS PLAYER ** to join the band as it establishes itself in the third section.

Alan Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)


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