Bousfield to give BBE Conference Keynote speech

The renowned trombone virtuoso Ian Bousfield will give the keynote speech at the annual Brass Bands England Conference later this year.

June 22, 2022

Lake Wobegon

American visitors enjoy all things great and small

The members of Lake Wobegon Brass Band will be enjoying all things great and small on their tour to the UK.

June 22, 2022

French National Championships

French Championships announce set-works

Four of the five test-pieces for the 2023 French National Championships have been announced.

June 22, 2022


New resident at UNISON Kinneil

Paul McKelvie has been appointed Resident Conductor at UNISON Kinneil Band.

June 22, 2022

Mercer and Barker

Mercer & Barker add to artist line-up

Ashley Dixon is the latest player to join the Mercer & Barker stable of Performance Artists.

June 22, 2022


Gloucestershire Constabulary nab their man

Colin Hogg becomes the new Director of Music at The Band of the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

June 22, 2022


Foden's open online doors for Welcome project

A new educational initiative brings the sights and sounds of the National Champion to youngsters.

June 21, 2022


Warwick keeps the buzz word on lips around the world

The makers of the pBuzz instruments continues to make a high profile mark across the music industry.

June 21, 2022

Black DYKE

Black Dyke keeps busy ahead of World Championship challenge

The Yorkshire Champion continues to make its musical travels ahead of its Kerkrade title assault.

June 21, 2022


Friary thanks to Stevens

Friary Brass has thanked Chairperson and player Nigel Stevens as he steps down from joint roles.

June 21, 2022


Mayoral support for Eagley

Not one but two mayors will be supporting the Eagley Band as they take to the stage in Bolton next month.

June 21, 2022


Death of Mike Hadcroft

The death has been announced of former Brighouse & Rastrick cornet player Mike Leon Hadcroft.

June 20, 2022


National Youth Band to premiere Hyperlink

The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain will give the world premiere of Peter Graham's 'Hyperlink' at the Royal College of Music.

June 20, 2022


Brisbane to look worldwide for new MD

Brisbane Excelsior Band has told 4BR that a global search is on for their next conductor.

June 20, 2022


Janssen set for Schoonhoven return

Erik Janssen is set to return to Brass Band Schoonhoven to renew a partnership that first started over 30 years ago.

June 20, 2022


Report & Results: 2022 Bugle Contest

St Dennis overcomes the menace of the weather to lead the prize winners on the return of the famous Bugle contest.

June 20, 2022


Swiss conductor claims BBCA prize

The Swiss-Italian Boris Oppliger claims the Brass Band Conductor's Association title as the international language of brass band music making resonates in Eccles.

June 19, 2022

Jonathan Pippen

4BR Brass Things Review...

Jonathan Pippen takes a closer look at the latest Mercer & Barker bass trombone mouthpieces.

June 19, 2022


Archive opinions sought

Brass Bands England wishes to find out more about your opinions on how best to support and develop its Brass Band Archive.

June 18, 2022


Enjoy the beat in Eccles today

The semi-final and final of the Brass Band Conductors' Association Conducting Competition takes place in Eccles today — so why not go along and enjoy the music making.

June 18, 2022


Bousfield and Lindberg in conversation

The great Christian Lindberg joins Ian Bousfield for one heck of a chat...

June 17, 2022


Enjoy an audience with the ISB...

You can now sit back and enjoy the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army in concert at London's Henry Wood Hall through the Wobplay.com recording platform.

June 17, 2022


The right Guy at Witney

Guy James is the new Musical Director at Witney Town Band.

June 17, 2022


Don't sweat as the sun shines...

Now's the ideal opportunity to plan ahead when the weather turns off the golden globe in the sky...

June 17, 2022


Whit Friday contests gain daily herald

The return of the Whit Friday contests in Tameside brought a great deal of joy and media coverage in the local area...

June 17, 2022

British Open

Limited tickets only for British Open

June 28 • There are only a limited number of tickets now available for September's British Open Championship.

Gavin Higgins

Higgins continues to champion brass band music

June 28 • Composer Gavin Higgins took the opportunity to champion brass bands once again at the world premiere of his latest major work at the Aldeburgh Festival.

Black Dyke

Black Dyke to open doors for Kerkrade

June 28 • Black Dyke will hold an open rehearsal ahead of their trip to Kerkrade for the World Music Contest Championship.

Brass in Concert

Brass in Concert tickets go on sale

June 28 • Tickets for the 2022 Brass in Concert Championships go on sale today — with a great line-up of bands to enjoy at Sage Gateshead.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - KKL Luzern, Switzerland – Brassed Off Live!

Saturday 2 July • Europapl. 1, 6005 Luzern 6005 Luzern

Boarshurst Silver Band - Silk Brass

Sunday 3 July • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Keithley & Worth Valley Railway - Oxenhope Station

Sunday 3 July • Oxenhope Station K&W Railway. Mill Lane. Oxenhope BD22 9LB

Derwent Brass - THIS IS DERWENT 30! Gala Concert

Saturday 9 July • Allestree Woodlands School Theatre, Blenheim Drive, Allestree, Derby DE22 2LW

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Summer Music Sunday - RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

Sunday 10 July • RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. Crag Lane. Harrogate. HG3 1QB HG3 1QB

Linthwaite Band

June 27 • We are a friendly 4th section Band, based in Huddersfield, currently looking for front row cornet players and a percussionist.

Harlow Brass Band

June 27 • HBB are a friendly, non-contesting band who have a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We play at various local events and hold our own concert twice a year. We play to a good standard and are looking for an MD who can take us forward.

Blidworth Welfare Band

June 24 • The Championship section Blidworth Welfare band are now accepting applications for the position of BBb bass Player. Following an excellent Midlands area and 1st place at Buxton contest we are looking for a Bass player to join our ranks. .

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