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Nick Prince

Prince to use experience in Germany

Trombonist Nick Prince will strengthen his musical links to help the development of German brass players.

September 24, 2021


Bultins

Extension to entry date for Butlin's Festival

The deadline date for entries has now been extended by a month for the 2022 Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival.

September 24, 2021


Jenkins

New lead at Blaenavon

Dr Christian Jenkins will spearhead the exciting musical developments at Blaenavon Town Band.

September 24, 2021


Stan Smith

Death of Stan Smith

The death has been announced of Stan Smith — a leading performer with Fountain City Brass Band.

September 24, 2021


Hands

Cooper is the man for Uppermill

Jamie Cooper is the new Musical Director of Uppermill Band

September 24, 2021


Wilby

Prof Wilby to give BBE Keynote Address

Prof Philip Wilby will step in to give the important Keynote Address at the Brass Band Englands Annual Conference.

September 24, 2021


Makingmusic

Make Music Day UK appoints new Co-Directors

Paul Gudgin and Rob Guest to lead the UK's largest DIY music festival into its next stage of development.

September 24, 2021


Smith

Talking Area test pieces

We talk to Kapitol Promotions Ltd Music Panel member Sandy Smith about the choice of 2022 Regional test pieces — and the reasons behind them.

September 23, 2021


Tredeagr

Tredegar set for busy National weekend

Welsh champion will combine contest and concert appearances on the National Finals weekend.

September 23, 2021


cONFERENCE

BBE Annual Conference set for Improving our Art

You can still register to be part of the discussions and opinions aired at the Brass Band England on-line annual conference.

September 23, 2021


Littlemore

Foden's to honour Littlemore memory

The contribution made by Allan Littlemore to the banding movement and to Foden's and Leyland Bands in particular will be marked next month in a special concert.

September 23, 2021


Kapitol

Kapitol thanks volunteers for Cheltenham work

The team of volunteers that helped ensure the National Finals ran smoothly have been publicly thanked by the contest organisers.

September 23, 2021


Scotland

Scottish duo aims for more National success

Scottish banding will be hoping to celebrate yet more National success in London next weekend as Whitburn and Bon Accord fly the Saltire flag in Kensington Gore.

September 23, 2021


John Pickard

Pickard recording claims Gramophone title

A new CD recording of works by composer John Pickard has claimed a prestigious Gramophone magazine Classical Music Award.

September 22, 2021


British Army

Historic brass band performance at Buckingham Palace

The British Army Band Tidworth has provided a historic musical backdrop to the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony

September 22, 2021


Signings

New signings at Pemberton

The north west top flight band has announced a raft of new signings ahead of a busy few months of activity.

September 22, 2021


Howard

Musical tribute to mark Snell's 85th birthday

Two of the band's that have enjoyed a special musical relationship with Howard Snell have joined forces to wish him a wonderful 85th birthday.

September 22, 2021


development programme

BBE Development Workshops to go back on the road

Brass Bands England will be taking their Development Programmes on the roads again — with plenty of areas of interest to help improve bands.

September 22, 2021


Yorkshire

Yorkshire Youth Band returns to action

The talented young players of the Yorkshire Youth Band have returned to music making after the Covid-19 break.

September 22, 2021


CROSS

Death of Brian Culverhouse

The death has been announced of the respected record producer Brian Culverhouse.

September 22, 2021


Rejoice

Update errata issued for World Rejoicing

Publishers issue an updated errata list for Edward Gregson's 'The World Rejoicing' (Variations on a Lutheran Chorale)

September 22, 2021


Butlins

Registration deadline looms for Butlin's

There is still time to get your entry in for the Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival — but be quick

September 22, 2021


Wychavon

Wychavon draws announced

There is a strong line-up of bands taking part in the Wychavon Festival of Brass next month.

September 22, 2021


Fodens

Foden's cancel 2021 solo competition

The return to live performances has meant a change in the schedule for the popular event which will return in person in 2022.

September 22, 2021


Milnrow

Fond farewell for Milnrow stars

The Milnrow Band has bid farewell to two of its leading players who have helped the band to success in the past few years.

September 22, 2021




Nick Prince

Prince to use experience in Germany

September 24 • Trombonist Nick Prince will strengthen his musical links to help the development of German brass players.


Bultins

Extension to entry date for Butlin's Festival

September 24 • The deadline date for entries has now been extended by a month for the 2022 Butlin's Open Brass Band Festival.


Jenkins

New lead at Blaenavon

September 24 • Dr Christian Jenkins will spearhead the exciting musical developments at Blaenavon Town Band.


Stan Smith

Death of Stan Smith

September 24 • The death has been announced of Stan Smith — a leading performer with Fountain City Brass Band.


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Lindley Band

September 21 • SOLO HORN required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Greenfield Brass Band

September 21 • We are looking for an MD to take the band forward into 2022 and beyond. We have a varied selection of concerts and contests in the diary including a trip to play at the Menin Gate in August 2022.. We currently rehearse Monday & Thursday (8pm-10pm)


Kippax Band

September 21 • Kippax Band have a vacancy for front row cornet players and percussionist. Fresh from the national finals and newly promoted to the 2nd section in the Yorkshire area. The band are keen to push on next year after the enforced layoff.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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