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Band of the year

Strong line-up for UK Band of the Year contest

10 top ranked bands will compete for the BrassPass UK Band of the Year title in Bolton later this year.

February 27, 2020


Swansea

New venue ready to welcome Welsh Area challengers

The Great Hall at Swansea University Science & Innovation Bay Campus will welcome 40 Welsh rivals looking to claim titles and qualification places this weekend.

February 27, 2020


National Youth

High profile roles to fill at National Youth Band

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain is looking to fill two high profile General Manager and Operations Manager roles with the organisation.

February 27, 2020


Randefalk

4BR Shop: Ryton euphonium mouthpiece

The outstanding polycarbonate based mouthpiece from Patrik Randefalk

February 27, 2020


Cory

Cory to tell their Tale ahead of Swansea

The world's number 1 ranked band will be showcasing its Welsh Area preparation ahead of its Swansea challenge on the weekend.

February 27, 2020


nabbc

Conductors asked to beat opposition for National title

The National Association of Brass Band Conductors has launched its 2020 competition.

February 27, 2020


BrassPass

Young Brass Award semi-finalists announced

The young performers who will battle for the 2020 Young Brass Award solo titles have been announced.

February 27, 2020


RWCMD

National Youth Band look west to cross borders

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will make a welcome concert appearance in Wales this year as they look west with their music selections.

February 27, 2020


Heriatge

4BR Shop: Denis Wick Tuba Heritage mouthpiece (gold rim)

The outstanding Denis Wick Heritage series of mouthpieces are available through Band Supplies and the 4BR Shop.

February 27, 2020


Houlding

Houlding offers National support for German movement

The renowned professional trombonist and educator Chris Houlding is enjoying helping the German brass band movement grow in National stature.

February 27, 2020


Tredeagr

Double Tales for Tredegar

Welsh Champion opens its doors for two nights as they prepare for the defence of their title.

February 26, 2020


Yorkshire

Yorkshire runners ready for Huddersfield Area tests

53 bands will battle it out to be crowned Yorkshire Champions and claim their places at London and Cheltenham.

February 26, 2020


plc music

4BR Shop: Wall of Sound (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)

The brilliant concert opener with a youthful vibe from PLC...

February 26, 2020


Durham

North of England contenders confirmed

The list of bands competing at the North of England Regional Championships in Durham next month has been confirmed.

February 26, 2020


Oxford

Report & Results: 2020 Oxfordshire & District BBA

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.

February 26, 2020


Times

Even the Times are changing...

Thanks to Lorne Campbell readers of The Times of London got to know about the North West Regional Championships in Blackpool on the weekend.

February 26, 2020


National Youth

Record entry for National Youth Championships

A record number of bands will compete at the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Sheffield next month — and even the compere is getting involved!

February 26, 2020


Larch

4BR Shop: Themes from Sherlock (BBC TV Series)

The great music from the brilliant BBC television sleuth series.

February 26, 2020


radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass.co.uk

An afternoon of great brass band music from Chris Johnston and Rob Tompkins — this week featuring memories of Sellers International Band.

February 26, 2020


Sovereign

Sovereign thrilled at youthful achievement

Jennifer Richardson, the youngest member of Sovereign Brass has reached the final of the BrassPass.tv 'Young Brass Award' solo competition.

February 26, 2020


Radio

Radio: Sounds of Brass

Plenty of great music from Phillip Hunt over the airwaves

February 26, 2020


Winter Gardens

Report & Results: 2020 North West Regional Championships

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

February 23, 2020


Fusion gig bag

4BR Shop: Fusion Trumpet Premium Triple Gig Bag

The fantastic triple trumpet gig bag from Fusion at Band Supplies through the 4BR Shop. A must have for any player serious about their equipment.

February 22, 2020


Pennine Music

Pennine ready for Regional road trip

Pennine Music and the Brass Band Music Shop will be on the road in the next few weeks to provide their customers with plenty of musical choices after their test-piece rigours...

February 22, 2020


Winter Gardens

North West contenders ready for 2020 Area battle

The qualification process to get to London and Cheltenham starts in Blackpool on Sunday — with a full day of great competitive action.

February 22, 2020




Band of the year

Strong line-up for UK Band of the Year contest

February 27 • 10 top ranked bands will compete for the BrassPass UK Band of the Year title in Bolton later this year.


Swansea

New venue ready to welcome Welsh Area challengers

February 27 • The Great Hall at Swansea University Science & Innovation Bay Campus will welcome 40 Welsh rivals looking to claim titles and qualification places this weekend.


National Youth

High profile roles to fill at National Youth Band

February 27 • The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain is looking to fill two high profile General Manager and Operations Manager roles with the organisation.


Randefalk

4BR Shop: Ryton euphonium mouthpiece

February 27 • The outstanding polycarbonate based mouthpiece from Patrik Randefalk


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Academy of Music Horn Ensemble

Friday 28 February • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


The GUS Band - Northampton International Academy

Saturday 29 February • Northampton International Academy. 55 Barrack Rd. Northampton NN1 1AA


Elland Silver Band - Yorkshire Champion Brass

Saturday 29 February • Bethesda Church John Street .Elland HX5 0AB


Newstead Brass - Kirkby and Long Eaton Silver

Saturday 29 February • Ashwood Centre, Portland Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7AB


Contest: Welsh Championships

Saturday 29 February • Great Hall, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows, Skewen, Swansea SA1 8EN


Foss Dyke Band

February 28 • We have 2 empty chairs to fill. A BBflat Bass player, and a 2nd Trombone. Please feel free to enquire or come along to one of our well attended rehearsals. Foss Dyke is well organised and a friendly 1st Section Band, based in Waddington, Lincoln.


Freckleton Band

February 27 • We are a 1st section band aiming to be promoted back to the Championship section and also qualify for the Spring Festival. We have vacancies for 2 Bb Cornets (seats negotiable), 2nd Horn, BBb Bass and percussionists. Rehearsals are Mon/Thur nights 8-10pm


Chelmsford Silver Band

February 27 • Chelmsford Silver Band require the following. Bb bass and Eb Bass players. A friendly non-contesting band, established for over 69 years and enjoy a good reputation performing at local and regional events plus organizing our own concerts.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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