Ross Dunne

5 minute masterclass with Ross Dunne

The Besson tenor horn artist talks about harnessing the right wind power...

May 22, 2020

Paul Fisher

Hit me with your rhythm stick...

Paul Fisher latest 'Learning Through Music' video gets us into the rhythmic groove like an early morning Ian Dury and the Blockheads......

May 22, 2020


Brass Band Summer School offers virtual experience

The oldest Brass Band Summer School course in the UK has taken the most modern approach to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions with an innovative virtual course for delegates packed full of on-line musical experiences.

May 21, 2020


Get your lips around that tonight...

The latest Brass Bands England's Development Programme Online seminar cover the embouchure with Paul Cosh.

May 21, 2020

Denis wICK

4BR Shop: Denis Wick 4BR cornet mouthpiece

The classic Denis Wick mouthpiece ready and waiting for you...

May 21, 2020


New leadership at top at Stavanger

The respected Anders Rydberg takes over the Chairman and Board Leader role from Ulf Rosenberg at the Norwegian champion.

May 21, 2020


Mechanics make live music production work

A livestream concert from an empty hall, but packed full of great music, is to take place next month in Massachusetts featuring top pro stars Christopher Martin and Toby Oft.

May 21, 2020


Arfon Owen's waiting speaking Italian...

Maybe not, but the Yamaha artist is the next guest on the Italian Brass Band's live-streamed interview this evening...

May 21, 2020


4BR Shop: Steven Mead Euphonium Song Book: Vol 1

A great way to expand your solo repertoire during the lockdown from Steven Mead

May 21, 2020


BBE launch Part 4 of contesting survey

Brass Bands England has launched the latest section of its survey into the current state of the UK contesting movement.

May 21, 2020

Bottom caps

4BR Shop: Heavy Bottom Cap for Prestige Cornet (silver)

Add to the prestige with the heavy bottom cap at a brilliantly reduced price...

May 21, 2020


On-line Oscars at Elland

Not even the Coronavirus pandemic can stop the Elland Band from dressing to impress at their annual awards night.

May 21, 2020


4BR Shop: Fusion Cornet Urban Gig Bag

A brilliant cornet gig bag at a brilliant price from Band Supplies...

May 21, 2020


Sense of optimism in Holmestrand

There is a real sense of musical optimism in parts of Norway as the COVID-19 restrictions start to be eased.

May 21, 2020


Midweek Quiz: What's the link?

Come up with the link and tell us why and there are some great brass band CDs to be won...

May 20, 2020


New work helps angels to keep caring

A new work for brass bands by composer Karl Whelan will help support NHS Charities Together.

May 20, 2020

bRASS band League

NI Festival of Brass cancelled

The popular Festival of Brass event organised by the Brass Band League Northern Ireland has been cancelled.

May 20, 2020


Enjoy vintage Brighouse & Rastrick

You can enjoy a rare film of Brighouse & Rastrick Band from 1965 thanks to the archive at the British Film Institute.

May 20, 2020

VJ Day

Call made to help commemorate VJ Day

The organisers of the 75th anniversary of VJ Day are looking for cornet players to help mark the end of the Second World War.

May 20, 2020


Radio: Sunday Bandstand

Join Chris Helme on his regular Sunday slot — or at any time of the day, any day, for some great brass band music...

May 19, 2020


BBE seeks 2020 Conference Award nominations

Brass Bands England is seeking nominations for its awards in innovation, lifetime achievement, social impact and services to youth.

May 19, 2020


Llwydcoed's Prayer answered

Welsh band's 'Little Prayer' request met with wonderful response by its creator Dame Evelyn Glennie.

May 19, 2020


Geneva welcomes McCann to development and performance role

The legendary cornet player joins the Geneva Group as a Development Consultant & Performance Artist.

May 18, 2020


Kapitol Promotions issues National Finals statement

Organisers will make final decision in July to whether or not Cheltenham and Albert Hall events will take place.

May 18, 2020


Cory to take lead on indoor unity

The world's number 1 ranked band will be leading the way once again with their latest musical call for unity...

May 17, 2020


200 lots up for auction grabs on Monday

May 29 • There are over 200 fantastic instrument and music lots ready to find a new home at the Ramco on-line auction this Monday.


Climb every mountain...

May 28 • Join Russell Gray not for a bit of Julie Andrews, but to find out how to tackle the challenges of preparing test-pieces for the contest stage...


UniBrass Foundation launches lottery fund raising initiative

May 27 • You will be able to win up to £25,000 and support the works of the UniBrass Foundation if you wish to sign up to a new lottery fund raising scheme.


Do you know your Mozart from your Minogue?

May 27 • If you do then why not join Pete Waterman's quiz to help raise funds for two charitable causes...

Regent Hall Concerts - Jubilee Brass Quintet

Friday 29 May • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Altrincham

Saturday 30 May • Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Barrington Road, Altrincham. WA14 1HZ

Contest: scaba Entertainments

Sunday 31 May • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ

Regent Hall Concerts - International Trombone Ensemble

Friday 5 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. (Opposite RESERVED). London. W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ

Foden's Band - Parr Hall, Warrington

Thursday 11 June • Pyramid Parr Hall, Palmyra Square S, Warrington WA1 1BL

Deepcar Brass Band

May 23 • Deepcar Band has a vacancy for a MUSICAL DIRECTOR. We are a 3rd section contesting band, rehearsing Monday & Friday nights.Our bandroom is equal distance to Sheffield, Barnsley & Huddersfield.

Chadderton Band

May 21 • 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. Come along to one of our rehearsals.

Lofthouse Brass Band

May 21 • Lofthouse Brass Band is looking for a Solo Trombone who is interested in being a part of our award winning ensemble! We are looking to not only fill vacancies, but to also continue to build for our future!

Kevin Wadsworth

Conductor, adjudicator, teacher (ABBA)


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