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west of England

Results: 2024 West of England Bandsmens Festival

June 16, 2024
Camborne celebrate with a victorious Bugle call as they head the prize winners at the famous Cornish contest.


Report & Result: 2024 Blackburn & Darwen March & Hymn Tune

June 12, 2024
The Mossley Band claims the march and hymn tune honours in Blackburn


Report & Results: 2024 Wetherby Drovers March & Hymn Contest

June 10, 2024
Fishburn are the happiest of Drovers as they retain their title in fine fashion on their return visit to West Yorkshire.


Result: 2024 Dutch Open

June 09, 2024
Brass Band Schoonhoven leads the way in Groningen as they claim the top flight honours.


Result: 2024 French Open

June 09, 2024
Flowers head the musical entente cordiale in Amboise as they claim the French Open title

David Morton

Report & Results: 2024 Oslo Brassfestival

June 02, 2024
Brottum leads the way at the recent festival of musical inclusion in Oslo.


Amendments made to Tameside results

May 29, 2024
Enquiries lead organisers to amend the overall First, Second and Third title awards for this year's Tameside Whit Friday contests.

Whit Friday

Report & Results: 2024 Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday

May 25, 2024
Brighouse & Rastrick and Garry Cutt retains its Saddleworth & Oldham District Whit Friday title with six straight victories

Whit Friday

Report & Results: 2024 Tameside Whit Friday

May 25, 2024
Foden's in Presidential form as they retain their Tameside Whit Friday hegemony with eight first prizes from the all important voters.


Report & Result: 2024 NCBBA Entertainment Contest

May 21, 2024
Lochgelly bring James Bond back to musical life in Perth to claim their first Northern Counties BBA title.

Winter gardens

Report & Result: 2024 Grand Shield

May 11, 2024
Oldham Band (Lees) claims the Grand Shield as Carlton Main Frickley joins them at Symphony Hall in September for the British Open.

Winter gardens

Report & Result: 2024 Senior Cup

May 11, 2024
Amersham claims the Senior Cup title as Wantage, Stannington and Ashton under Lyne gain promotion to the Grand Shield with them.

Winter Gardens

Report & Result: 2024 Senior Trophy

May 11, 2024
Ebbw Valley claims the Senior Trophy as Newtongrange, Haverhill and Marsden enjoy their journeys to Blackpool to gain promotion with them


Report & Result: 2024 European Youth Championship Premier Section

May 05, 2024
There is a memorable home victory for Brass Band Sklepucini in the Premier Section — one that could well signal the coming of age for the nation's banding movement.


Report & Result: 2024 European Youth Championship Development Section

May 05, 2024
Smoras Skolemusikk retains its Development Section title in Palanga as Norwegian banding claims a one-two and looks towards the future.


Report & Result: 2024 European Championships — Challenge Section

May 05, 2024
The new generation of Lithuanian banding makes its mark in Palanga as Brass LT wins the Challenge Section.

Treize Etoiles

Report & Result: 2024 European Championships — Championship Section

May 04, 2024
Brass Band Treize Etoiles continues to send musical shock waves across the world as they retain they hold on the European Championship title.


Report & Result: 9th European Composer Competition

May 03, 2024
Swiss composer Gauthier Dupertuis claims the first European title in Palanga with his work inspired by an enigmatic French painting.

Unite the Union

Report & Result: 2024 Holme Valley Contest

April 30, 2024
There were victories for Unite the Union, Hatfield & Askern Colliery, Littleborough and Tewit Youth in Holmfirth.

thecoopeation band

Report & Result: 2024 Fife Brass Band Festival

April 28, 2024
Scottish champion, the cooperation band adds further domestic silverware to its name with victory at the Fife Entertainment contest.


Report & Results: 2024 NWABBA Buxton Contest

April 25, 2024
Ratby Co-operative, Dobcross Silver and Matlock enjoy their contesting day out at Buxton in taking the top prize silverware.


Results: 2024 Flemish Open

April 21, 2024
Brass Band Schoonhoven, Young Brassband Willebroek, De Bazuin Oenkerk B and Brassband Sklepucini claim the honours in Mechelen.


Report & Results: 2024 IABCB Championships

April 11, 2024
Drogheda claim a record equally 15th title in Athlone as Irish National Foresters take section honours.

James Madison University

Results: 2024 North American Brass Band Championships

April 07, 2024
James Madison University claims the Championship Section for the first time, as accolades head to San Francisco, Massanutten, Fountain City Youth, Youth Brass Academy, Triangle Youth Brass and Watson Brass.

Sovereign Brass

Report & Result: 2024 ConsTest Birmingham Open

April 06, 2024
Sovereign reigns in Birmingham once again as they claim the own-choice title


Classic George Lloyd works re-released on new CD recording

June 17 • Lyrita Recordings brings together 1991 Black Dyke and 1984 Equale Brass Quintet for new signature release.


Midlands Area Championships to return to Bedworth

June 17 • The nomadic travels of the Midlands Regional Championships comes to an end as it returns to its former home in 2025.

Jiommy Charles

Birthday celebration for Foden's stalwart

June 16 • The remarkable Jimmy Charles of Foden's Band has celebrated his 80th birthday.


Thurlstone recommend French connection

June 16 • The Thurlstone Band thoroughly enjoyed their recent trip to take part in the French Open Championships in Amboise.

Pontardulais Town Band - Annual Concert - The storytellers present.....

Saturday 22 June • Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Road, Pontarddulais. SA4 8PD

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Strata Brass

Sunday 23 June • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR

West Midlands Police Band - Sovereign Brass and Brett Baker (Trombone)

Sunday 23 June • Tipton Green Methodist Church. Park Lane West. Tipton. Sandwell. DY1 4QF

Brass Bands England - Youth Fest 2024

Friday 28 June • Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ

Concert Brass Poynton

June 17 • Required:. Concert Brass, Poynton Stockport, Seek: A Solo Cornet - Bb Bass - Bass Trombone - Tenor Horn. No Contesting Not a learners Band. Rehearsing on Wednesday Evenings between 8.00 to 10.00pm (with a short comfort break and cup of tea at 9.00pm)..

Concert Brass Poynton

June 17 • Concert Brass, Poynton Stockport, Seek: A Solo Cornet - Bb Bass - Bass Trombone - Tenor Horn. . No Contesting Not a learners Band. Rehearsing on Wednesday Evenings between 8.00 to 10.00pm (with a short comfort break and cup of tea at 9.00pm).

Epping Forest Band

June 17 • Required:. We are a friendly 2nd section band in Essex. We are in need of a Tenor Horn (position negotiable) and a Kit player. We have our own band room and full percussion is provided

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor


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