British Open

British Open review to be undertaken

Karyn and Martin Mortimer announce a comprehensive review of the British Open and Spring Festival Championships to enhance the long terms futures of both events.

September 23, 2023

Dutch Open

2024 Dutch Open offers warm Groningen welcome

The popular Dutch Open Championships will take place in the city of Groningen next June.

September 23, 2023


Young Projects to give free brass inspiration at RNCM

Free workshops for Young Middle Brass, Trombones and Tubas has been announced at the RNCM in Manchester — so make sure you book up fast.

September 23, 2023

Making Music look to INCLUDE for people in community music making

A new initiative from the UK's leading association for leisure-time music groups aims to increase access to

September 22, 2023


Brass Band World magazine: Latest edition out now

The latest edition of Brass BAND World magazine is now out — covering the British Open Championships and a preview of next month's Royal Albert Hall showdown.

September 22, 2023


Youth boost to latest International Summer Brass Band Camp in Germany

30 children took part in the latest ISBBC Summer Camp in Germany as the brass band movement continues to sow the musical seeds for the future.

September 22, 2023


180 not out...

The Amersham Band recently celebrated its 180th anniversary with a performance that recalled their first contest against rival opponents...

September 22, 2023


Kirkintilloch pioneer Dementia Friends link

The Kirkintilloch Band has become one of the first 'Dementia Friends' brass bands in country following a pioneering visit and training from Alzheimer Scotland.

September 22, 2023

Peter Room

Room legacy celebrated

The 50th anniversary of the Cheshire County Youth Band proved to be a celebration of a remarkable musical legacy.

September 21, 2023


Hepworth welcomes new flugel signing

Adam Hofland-Ward has been permanently signed by Hepworth Band.

September 21, 2023


UniBrass Championships start exam prep

The 2024 UniBrass Championships are set to take place in February next year — but the homework is already being done to make it a success.

September 21, 2023


Friary set for 40th anniversary

Friary Brass will mark its 40th anniversary next month with a special celebratory concert.

September 21, 2023


RWCMD Cory Band Composition Prize finalists announced

Works by French, American, Welsh and Finnish composers will look to claim the RWCMD Cory Band Composition Prize 2023.

September 21, 2023


SWBBA Championships to celebrate 75th anniversary with numbers

The annual South West Brass Band Association Championships will take place in Torquay next month — with a special anniversary celebration.

September 20, 2023

British Open

British Open contests to adopt Brass Band Players Registry rules

The British Open and Spring Festival Contests will use the Brass Band Players Ltd with immediate effect.

September 18, 2023


Report & Result: 2023 National Championships of Great Britain: Second Section

Whitworth Vale & Healey enjoy their trip to the Swiss lakes to finally end their long wait for a National title success.

September 17, 2023


Report & Result: 2023 National Championships of Great Britain: Third Section

Porthleven Town find the winning formula on 'The Lost Village of Imber' to claim the National title in Cheltenham and join the bands on a very special Cornish honours board

September 17, 2023


Report & Result: 2023 National Championships of Great Britain: First Section

Ebbw Valley catch fire to take the First Section National title back to Wales and complete their Cheltenham Grand Slam.

September 16, 2023


Report & Result: 2023 National Championships of Great Britain: Fourth Section

A fantastic performance full of quality and control — and maybe a pinch of contesting Karma helps Newhall claim the Fourth Section National title.

September 16, 2023


2024 Area test-pieces revealed

Music from Philip Sparke, Eric Ball, Christopher Bond and Alan Fernie will test the bands at the 2024 Regional Championships.

September 16, 2023

Foden's Band celebrating

World Rankings: September update

Foden's edge closer to number 1 spot following their impressive victory in Birmingham last weekend.

September 16, 2023


Ev-entz on hand at Cheltenham for a little bit of everything

The team from Ev-entz will be at Cheltenham this weekend with bags and bags of great deals to take home with you.

September 15, 2023

Denis Wick

Global artist and ambassador boost for Denis Wick

A new raft of high-profile soloists, conductors and educators around the world join Denis Wick as international artists and ambassadors.

September 15, 2023


Leading composers commissioned by Elgar International Brass Band Summer School

An innovative music commissioning strategy sees Philip Sparke, Lucy Pankhurst and Alan Fernie write new works for the 2024 Elgar International Brass Band Summer School.

September 15, 2023


Rooms for you and your groups at Cheltenham and beyond

The hotel specialists are wishing their clients all the best in Cheltenham this weekend — but also reminding them that 2024 is just around the corner...

September 15, 2023


Small retirement after huge musical contribution

September 29 • Tony Small, BEM has decided to retire from his role as MD of Penclawdd after more than 50 years of inspirational musical leadership.


40 year Anglo German musical link set to continue

September 29 • Kirkbymoorside Town is set to host the Himmighausen Blasorchester to further strengthen a 40 year musical link between their communities.


JAM makers required

September 29 • Composers can submit scores for SATB choir, brass quintet and organ, or any combination of these forces, for the annual 'Call for Music' initiative from the John Armitage Memorial Trust.

Woodhouse Silver Prize

New MD at Woodhouse Prize

September 29 • Robert Hardy is the new Musical Director at Woodhouse Prize Band in Yorkshire.

Luton Brass Band - Masterclass with David Daws

Wednesday 27 September • St Augustine's Church, Luton LU3 2JR

South Yorkshire Police -

Saturday 30 September • Sheffield Catherdral. Church Street. Sheffield. S1 1HA

Epping Forest Band - Thundersley Brass Band

Saturday 30 September • Salvation Army Hall, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 20F

Friary Brass Band - guest soloist Tom Smith

Saturday 30 September • Trinity Methodist Church. Brewery Road. Woking GU21 4LH

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Saturday 30 September • Shirebrook Academy, Common Lane, Shirebrook. Derbyshire NG20 8QF

Harlow Brass Band

September 29 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR - We are a friendly, non-contesting band who play to a good standard. We hold our own Spring and Christmas concerts and provide entertainment at various local events throughout the year.

East of England Co-op Band

September 27 • We are looking for an Eb or Bb bass player to fill a vacancy due to a player's relocation. We are a friendly and ambitious Championship section band who rehearse in Ipswich, Suffolk on a Monday evening. We have a healthy concert and contest diary.

Uppermill Band

September 27 • EXCITING TIMES AHEAD AS WE START A NEW CHAPTER. Following a period of rebuilding and the appointment of our new MD JAMES GARLICK, we require a PERCUSSIONIST to complete our team. We are a hardworking and committed team.

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist


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