Bernstein link fitted perfectly at Tyldesley

A new business and musical partnership looks to support future progress of the Tyldesley Band.

April 16, 2024

Tweed Valley

Tweed Valley arts combine in Innerleithen

A collaboration between local artists, photographers and two bands will bring music and imagery together for a special concert next month.

April 16, 2024


Heartfield to lead Newstead

Martin Heartfield has been appointed the new Musical Director of Newstead Brass.

April 16, 2024

Mike Sheppard

Sheppard Service of Remembrance

A special Service of Remembrance will be held later this week to celebrate the life of musician Mike Sheppard.

April 16, 2024


Radio: Sunday Bandstand 14th April

Something for everyone — including gardeners for the recent National Gardening Day — from Chris Helme.

April 16, 2024

Gavin Higgins

National Youth Band comes of collaborative age in London

The musical collaboration between the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the National Youth Orchestra makes a huge artistic impression in the heart of London.

April 15, 2024

Youth Fest

Cash boost for bands at new BBE Youth Fest

Bands wishing to take part in the inaugural BBE run Foyle Foundation Youth Fest can get generous help with travel thank to financial boost from sponsors.

April 14, 2024

Band Supplies

April flowers with great deals at Band Supplies

Drop Chris Tudball a line at Band Supplies and get your hands on a great April present.

April 14, 2024

Tameside Whit Friday

Tameside seeks new friends for Whit Friday

If you can spare some time on Whit Friday — why not help out and meet new Friends into the bargain.

April 14, 2024


Conducting duo to judge conductor finalists

Sarah Groarke-Booth and Morgan Griffiths will adjudicate the finalists at the Association of Brass Band Conductors competition in June.

April 14, 2024

Rolls Royce

Cardwell steps down from great Roller coaster ride after 18 years

Graham Cardwell has stepped down from the role of Musical Director of the Rolls Royce (Derby) Band after 18 years at the helm.

April 14, 2024


NYBBGB ready for double Concerto performance

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will head to Liverpool and London this weekend to perform Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' with their National Youth Orchestra counterparts.

April 12, 2024


Interview with Kevin Stees

We talk to the MD of the newly crowned Champion Band of North America.

April 12, 2024

Smith and Grezzy

New podcast from Smith & Grezzy

Sandy Smith and Simon Gresswell have got together to produce a new podcast — and are joined by Duncan Beckley for their first show.

April 12, 2024


Farewell brings success for Savoyat

Composer Pierre-Antoine Savoyat has won the Angelo Inglese International Composer Competition with his work marking the centenary of the death of the great Giacomo Puccini.

April 11, 2024

National Youth

Easter treats on show at National Youth Band of Scotland

The National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland have been enjoying their Easter Course in Strathallan.

April 11, 2024


Report & Results: 2024 IABCB Championships

Drogheda claim a record equally 15th title in Athlone as Irish National Foresters take section honours.

April 11, 2024


NABBA announces 2025 National test-pieces

Works by Thierry Deleruyelle, Lucy Pankhurst, James Curnow, Philip Sparke, Pimpanit Karoonyavanich and Jared McCunnie will be on show in Fort Wayne in 2025.

April 11, 2024

Watership Brass

Watership Brass look forward to Belgian tour

The non-contesting Watership Brass will be heading to Belgium later this year to restart their regular tours.

April 11, 2024

Winter Gardens

57 bands to battle Spring Festival qualification ladder in Blackpool

There will be a strong line-up of bands looking to gain qualification towards the British Open.

April 10, 2024


Record entry for Holme Valley Contest

25 bands will perform at the 95th Holme Valley Contest in Holmfirth later this month.

April 10, 2024

BandSafe training this evening

There is still time to sign up for essential BandSafe training this evening with BBE.

April 10, 2024

Brass Pack

Let's Get Together with Mike Lovatt's Brass Pack

The star trumpet player's 25 piece brass orchestra will pay musical tribute to the iconic figures of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

April 10, 2024

Mercer and Barker

New links for Mercer & Barker

A new partnership link between Mercer & Barker and Muremo/Luthier Timbales sees the mouthpiece makers expand into France and Belgium.

April 10, 2024

Tom Hutchinson

Hutchinson ready for busy schedule

A busy period of playing beckons for the Besson star as he prepares to head to Melton, Cardiff, Lithuania, Italy and Scotland over the next couple of months.

April 10, 2024


Barnsley ready for home town entertainment

April 20 • Barnsley Brass are the latest band to be featured in the 2024 Yorkshire Brass Band Festival.


Odyssey Brasswind to make Debut at Buxton

April 20 • The new Debut range of Odyssey instruments will be on show at the Buxton Contest this weekend.


Different vibe provides Easter progress for NYBBS

April 20 • The recent Easter Course of the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland has seen great progress made by its young players.

Len Atter

Death of Len Atter

April 20 • The death has been announced of the former Hanwell Band player and respected brass band supporter, Len Atter.


Saturday 20 April • Pemberton band room. Enfield street. Wigan WN5 8DZ

PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Guest soloista Glyn and Helen Williams

Saturday 20 April • Pemberton Old Wigan Band. Enfield Street,. Pemberton,. Wigan WN5 8DZ

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert: Pemberton Old Wigan DWB

Sunday 21 April • Boarshurst Band Club Greenbridge Lane Greenfield Saddleworth Ol37EW

Barnsley Brass -

Sunday 21 April • Holiday Inn, Barnsley Road, Dodworth, Barnsley S75 3JT

Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band - Reading Festival of Brass: Open Workshop Rehearsal

Saturday 27 April • St Laurence Church, Reading RG1 3EJ

Croft Silver Band

April 20 • Solo Cornet & Back Row Cornet player. We have a vacancy on both of our cornet benches. Following on from a rebuilding process, this is the last area of our band that we need to fill after some solid contest results recently at the area and at ConsTest.


April 18 • Hoover Band Bolton are seeking a 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and a kit player to complete our line-up in this friendly but committed band. We rehearse on Tuesdays & Thursdays 2000-2145 in our own bandroom at the Ukrainian Club in Bolton.

West Midlands Police Band

April 18 • Are you a dedicated musician seeking an exciting opportunity? We're on the lookout for a 2nd Euphonium, BBb or Eb Bass, and Percussion (kit). Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays in a welcoming atmosphere at Chelmsley Wood Police Station.

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer


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