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sHEONA

Sheona Wade takes new role with Adjudicator's Association

Tenor horn star becomes the Vice-Chairperson of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.

March 05, 2021


Strata

Getting closer...

Players are starting to see the light when it comes to future contest performance opportunities...

March 05, 2021


Covid

Encouraging findings with latest Covid-19 research

The preliminary findings of joint research offers further hope for performers and audiences alike.

March 04, 2021


Money

General positives for Arts budget help

The latest Government budget help for the arts sector has gained a generally positive response — although there remains concern that self employed musicians are still losing out.

March 04, 2021


sbba

Scottish youth shines in Final push

Over 60 young players took the opportunity to qualify for the Scottish Youth Solo Festival later this month.

March 04, 2021


Podcast

Fully Scored returns

There is a new episode of the podcast 'Fully Scored' to enjoy with presenter Matthew Frost.

March 04, 2021


New Zealand

Past, present and future importance for New Zealand banding

The latest issue of New Zealand banding's official journal sees its administrators determined to secure future investment after youth course looks back as well as forward.

March 03, 2021


dAN jNEKINS

Inspired twist on dance forms

Composer Dan Jenkins has given a modern twist to old dance forms with his latest composition.

March 03, 2021


Elland sIVER

About blooming time...

Spring is in the air and the beautiful crocuses could well herald a resurgence in activity once again for brass bands over the next few months...

March 03, 2021


BBE

Get back and get safe...

Brass Bands England hosts online seminars this week to help get bands ready for the day they can get back to doing what they love best...

March 03, 2021


Band of the Year

BrassPass.tv Band of the Year announces green light decision

If Covid-19 route-map goes to plan organisers hope to host contest on July 3rd in Bolton.

March 02, 2021


Bolsover

Bolsover to set for worldwide welcome

The Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School is starting to welcome guests from around the banding world as the popular event confirms its musical return.

March 02, 2021


troms

UniBrass Band Camp set for entertainment mode

A Summer School with a difference is promised in August — aimed at those young at musical heart and with a strong entertainment constitution...

March 01, 2021


Nationals

2021 National Finals to go ahead

If everything goes as planned there will be new National Champions declared at Cheltenham and London later this year.

March 01, 2021


bREXIT

Music Industries Association to discuss export challenges

The challenges posed by post-Brexit trading with the EU will be discussed in a special webinar hosted by the Music Industries Association.

February 28, 2021


BBSS

Green light for 2021 Brass Band Summer School return

The 35th anniversary course hopes to return with a return to an in-person format later this year in Harrogate.

February 28, 2021


Recordings

Iconic recordings added to Wobplay platform

Two outstanding Polyphonic releases from Grimethorpe Colliery and Williams Fairey Bands have been added to the Wobplay recording platform for brass band listeners to enjoy.

February 28, 2021


Sunday

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Plenty of great music, bands and soloists on show from Chris Helme.

February 28, 2021


Clarence Adoo MBE

Clarence Adoo MBE to give masterclass to National Youth Band

The inspirational musician will provide a masterclass on the Easter Course of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

February 28, 2021


Steve

Stewart honour at inclusion in major work

Cory soprano star Steve Stewart has spoken of the both the humbling and exciting emotions being asked to perform in a major new work by his friend Ken Ferguson about the 911 tragedy has brought him.

February 27, 2021


Bateerham

Exciting new possibilities for virtuosic trumpet concerto

A brand new trumpet concerto written by Australian composer Andrew Batterham LSO principal David Elton could well develop into a major solo brass band work.

February 27, 2021


Bokaris and Thomas

Bokaris and Thomas make Eternal link

Two of the leading young euphonium talents have collaborated on a new musical project — with the desire for more to come.

February 26, 2021


rENTON

Renton spotlight for latest Besson Fridays at Home

Frank Renton is the special guest of the Besson Fridays at Home team this evening — so plenty of entertainment, views and opinions are guaranteed!

February 26, 2021


bbw

30th anniversary celebrations for Brass Band World magazine

The leading brass band publication celebrates a special milestone with its 301st issue.

February 26, 2021


Conductors

Upbeat ready for conducting competition

The Brass Band Conductors' Association has announced details of its 2021 competition, which will be held online this year.

February 26, 2021




sHEONA

Sheona Wade takes new role with Adjudicator's Association

March 5 • Tenor horn star becomes the Vice-Chairperson of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators.


Strata

Getting closer...

March 5 • Players are starting to see the light when it comes to future contest performance opportunities...


Covid

Encouraging findings with latest Covid-19 research

March 4 • The preliminary findings of joint research offers further hope for performers and audiences alike.


Money

General positives for Arts budget help

March 4 • The latest Government budget help for the arts sector has gained a generally positive response — although there remains concern that self employed musicians are still losing out.


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.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor


               

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