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Tabby Kerwin

Kerwin reaches out to global audience

Tabby Kerwin will be reaching out to the widest possible audience on her mission to imporve the mental health of the brass banding movement.

August 07, 2020


Gavin Higgins

Higgins writes new work for 2020 Proms

Composer Gavin Higgins has been commissioned for a third time to write a new work for the iconic Proms season.

August 07, 2020


England

Closing date looms for BBE annual awards nominations

If you want to nominate people or organisations for the positive role they have played for the banding movement then you need to do it quickly.

August 07, 2020


Cory

Arts Council support Cory's on-line motivation

£35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.

August 06, 2020


NYBSS

Countdown for NYBBS

More than 150 youngsters will take part in the on-line grand finale of this year;'s National Youth Band of Scotland course.

August 05, 2020


Marines

Bugle calls continue dedicated service to the community

Despite the Coronavirus restrictions the Band of HM Royal Marines Service Buglers have maintained a proud tradition to their community.

August 05, 2020


ENG

BBE releases aerosol research for peer review

Research undertaken by Brass Bands England into the release of respiratory aerosols by brass instruments has been passed to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the World Health Organisation.

August 05, 2020


Chappell gains place in Cornish National Music Archive

The brass band career of conductor Albert Chappell has found a place in the newly created Cornish National Music Archive.

August 04, 2020


Pannel

A minor bit of high profile national radio coverage

A quintet performance of Bach's famous 'Toccata' gets a bit of air time on Classic FM...

August 04, 2020


Youth

Music can play pivotal role for school children in post Coronavirus future

An article in the Times Education Supplement argues that music can make a huge positive impact on well being for children as they prepare to return to school.

August 04, 2020


Brecon

First chords of return in Wales?

Members of Brecon Concert Band were able to enjoy an open air rehearsal this week — but there is still no sign of concert halls reopening in Wales.

August 04, 2020


Sunday Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Plenty of great music to enjoy from Chris Helme this week — with some famous family names in the line-up.

August 04, 2020


Fodens

Foden's keep up the lockdown entertainment

The second Foden's 'Lockdown Podcast' sees John Barber chat with big band singer Matt Ford, funding expert Carole Crompton and frustrated Spurs fan, Michael Fowles...

August 03, 2020


David Bremner

New Zealand makes National return to playing

The National Band of New Zealand returns to full rehearsals as musical normality returns following the successful battle against the Coronavirus crisis.

August 03, 2020


National

National youth prepare for concert finale

Two new world premieres and a brace of fantastic world class soloists will provide the entertainment at the National Youth Brass Bands of Great Britain virtual on-line course concert

August 01, 2020


Superbrass

Get on top of those Summer Chores with Superbrass

There is plenty of great music to enjoy for free thanks to those super players at Superbrass...

August 01, 2020


Willebroek

Willebroek launch solo competition

There will be a rare opportunity for soloists to perform on stage to a worldwide audience at the new Brass Band Willebroek Solo Competition — with the chance to bag some hefty cash prizes too.

August 01, 2020


Strata Brass

Happy Yorkshire Day

There will be a celebration of all things Yorkshire today — including the wonderful sound of brass bands...

August 01, 2020


NeishGourlay

Gourlay and Neish join Besson trio for Friday night entertainment

The brilliant tuba entertainers James Gourlay and Les Neish join the Besson trio of Harper, Mead and Webster for a great Friday night of chat, opinion and plenty of fun...

July 31, 2020


Dyke

Rath continue Black Dyke link

Michael Rath Trombones and Black Dyke maintain musical partnership.

July 31, 2020


Prairie

Prairie Residency set for online residents

The 8th Prairie Music Residency course has a star packed line-up of musicians imparting their skills and talents.

July 31, 2020


cross

Death of Mavis Lloyd

The death has been announced of Mavis Lloyd, the former secretary of the Durham County Brass Band Association.

July 31, 2020


wINTER GAREDENS

Oh no it isn't...oh yes it is?

Potentially worrying signs for 2021 North West Area event as Winter Gardens continues to cancel major productions.

July 31, 2020


Black Dyke

Fab Four in free recital mode for IBBSS

Black Dyke stars Richard Marshall, Zoe Lovatt-Cooper, Daniel Thomas and Brett Baker will be featured in recital mode at the forthcoming International Brass Band Summer School on-line course — and you can enjoy them in performance for free too.

July 30, 2020


SBBA

SBBA announce revised Learning Roadshow

The Scottish Brass Band Association has announced a new date for their on-line Learning Roadshow.

July 30, 2020




Tabby Kerwin

Kerwin reaches out to global audience

August 7 • Tabby Kerwin will be reaching out to the widest possible audience on her mission to imporve the mental health of the brass banding movement.


Gavin Higgins

Higgins writes new work for 2020 Proms

August 7 • Composer Gavin Higgins has been commissioned for a third time to write a new work for the iconic Proms season.


England

Closing date looms for BBE annual awards nominations

August 7 • If you want to nominate people or organisations for the positive role they have played for the banding movement then you need to do it quickly.


Cory

Arts Council support Cory's on-line motivation

August 6 • £35,000 of funding will enable the world's number 1 ranked band to connect to the global banding community through a trio of innovative projects.


Black Dyke Band - Swiss Nationals Gala Concert

Saturday 19 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6000


The Marple Band - Marple Band Autumn Concert

Friday 16 October • Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple SK6 6AY


The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Saturday 28 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Contest: Swiss National Championships

Sunday 29 November • Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland 1820


Amesbury Town Band

August 5 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!


Crewe Brass

July 26 • Due to relocation Crewe Brass require a top quality Bass player to complete our line up, Position negotiable withe the MD, Matt Pithers on 07921 062732. Enquires for other positions are welcome to apply in strict confidence.. .


The Marple Band

July 20 • The Marple Band were promoted to 1st Section at the start of 2020. We are looking for Basses Eb and Bb, front row cornets and second row cornet to join our friendly band. If fancy a change of scene and think you have what it takes to play, see below.


Prof. Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator


               

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