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Report & Results: 2020 Brass Band League online solo contest

There was a fantastic response from entrants in taking part in the Brass Band League Northern Ireland online solo competition — and plenty of fantastic playing on show too.

December 01, 2020


covid

New English Covid-19 guidance from BBE

Brass Bands England publishes new Coronavirus pandemic advice to take effect from 3rd December.

December 01, 2020


Coalburn

Coalburn to go online for festive concert

The Coalburn Band will showcase its musical talents this Christmas with a special online event to help raise funds for charity.

December 01, 2020


radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

It's back to the good old 1980s with some fantastic brass band music from Chris Helme.

December 01, 2020


Chrsitmas

Christmas is coming...

Soon it will be that time of the year again... and hopefully there will some festive cheer for brass bands across the globe.

November 29, 2020


Grimethorpe2020

Grimethorpe launches fund raising initiative

One of the world's most famous bands spearheads Crowdfunder appeal to raise vital funds.

November 29, 2020


Mode

Helping others leads Mode for value

Mode for...Publishing will be able to help others if you donate to get some great music on your festive stands.

November 29, 2020


Filton

Filton look for festive boost

Filton Concert Brass launches its own festive shop to help raise funds.

November 29, 2020


Rothwell

Death of Peter Argyle

The death has been announced of the former Yorkshire Imperial and Rothwell Temperance trombone player Peter Argyle.

November 29, 2020


Amsterdam

Unified approach on new CD release

World of Brass has released a new CD by The Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army & Amsterdam Staff Band.

November 28, 2020


SBBA

Tune in to YouTube for Scottish youth festival broadcast

You can tune in this weekend for some great music making on the new SBBA YouTube channel.

November 28, 2020


Childs

Artistic lead for Dr Robert Childs with National Youth Band

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain has appointed Dr Robert Childs as its first ever Director of Artistic Planning.

November 28, 2020


eUROPEAN

2021 European Championships cancelled

The 2021 European Brass Band Championships due to be held in Malmo in Sweden have been cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

November 27, 2020


Foden's

Next steps for Foden's gains Arts Council funding

Successful Grants for Arts grant application sees Foden's awarded £31,500 towards a total project cost of £61,888 over next three years.

November 27, 2020


Tredegar

Welsh champion takes first steps back to rehearsal

Tredegar has taken the first small steps back to playing together by following the regulations and guidelines provided in Wales.

November 27, 2020


Cobbs

Top Cs featured on this week's Besson Fridays at Home

The father and son duo of Stephen and Philip Cobb are the guests Roger, Phil and Steve for a bit of Friday night chat this week.

November 26, 2020


Childs

Death of Morfydd Childs

4BR has been informed of the death of the hugely respected Morfydd Myfanwy Childs.

November 26, 2020


winners

Cory and Marshall claim BBW 'CD of the Year' awards

Major releases from Cory and Richard Marshall claim the first critics' awards of the year from Brass Band World magazine.

November 26, 2020


Kippax Band

Kippax focus on community support

A wonderful community gesture sees the Yorkshire Area champion open its rehearsal facility as a local Food Bank centre.

November 26, 2020


Marines

Marine force boost for National Youth Band...

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will join forces with the Royal Marines Band Service for a virtual performance.

November 26, 2020


Brass Bands Wales

Brass Bands Wales looks to set up virtual library of works

New Welsh body looks to find and curate the rich collection of works written by Welsh composers and compositions for Welsh bands.

November 25, 2020


Radio

Radio: Top Brass

John Maines has a great selection of brass band music to enjoy over the airwaves.

November 25, 2020


Gavin Higgins

Higgins work set for BBC broadcast

'Sadly Now the Throstle Sings' by Gavin Higgins will receive its premiere orchestral studio performance this evening on Radio 3.

November 24, 2020


Eikanger

Eikanger centre future plans on education

Eikanger Bjorsvik looks to the future with ambitious education plans for their rehearsal base.

November 24, 2020


Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Chris Helme returns to bring us more great brass band music over the airwaves

November 24, 2020




BBLNI

Report & Results: 2020 Brass Band League online solo contest

December 1 • There was a fantastic response from entrants in taking part in the Brass Band League Northern Ireland online solo competition — and plenty of fantastic playing on show too.


covid

New English Covid-19 guidance from BBE

December 1 • Brass Bands England publishes new Coronavirus pandemic advice to take effect from 3rd December.


Coalburn

Coalburn to go online for festive concert

December 1 • The Coalburn Band will showcase its musical talents this Christmas with a special online event to help raise funds for charity.


radio

Radio: Sunday Bandstand

December 1 • It's back to the good old 1980s with some fantastic brass band music from Chris Helme.


The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY


Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3


Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Foss Dyke Band

November 30 • Front Row Cornet vacancy still up for grabs! Come and join Foss and enjoy our newly refurbished band room with newly appointed MD David Dernley. Foss Dyke are a 1st Section Band with a moderate contest and concert schedule.


Chadderton Band

November 17 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.


Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator


               

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