More star signings for Geneva as Steph Wilkins adds flugel presence

Black Dyke's new flugel star Stephanie Wilkins is signed up by Geneva Group as their latest Performance & Development Artist.

November 17, 2020


Cory keep developing new Landscapes

The Brass in Concert Champion of Champions keep developing their talents in new musical areas.

November 17, 2020


Free medicinal lockdown assistance from Dr Dobson

Composer Simon Dobson has produced a free album of chill wave music — the perfect antidote to the lockdown blues...

November 17, 2020


Gloucester BBA virtual events opens up for more entrants

The new Solo & Ensemble competition run by the Gloucestershire Brass Band Association (GBBA) is now open to entrants from all over the UK.

November 17, 2020


Cory and Wardle Academy Youth becoming Bic Champion of Champions

An online worldwide audience vote for Cory and Wardle Academy Youth as their favourites in online 2020 Brass in Concert festival event.

November 16, 2020


British Orchestras elect new leader

Simon Webb has become the new Chair of the Association of British Orchestras

November 16, 2020

Cory take to the water...

Phil Harper and the band take wing with an exciting bit of Tchaikovsky's 'Swan Lake' for their latest socially distanced entertainment.

November 14, 2020


BBE appoint Safeguarding Officer

The well known player and conductor Sam Fisher has been appointed to the important role of Safeguarding Officer with Brass Bands England

November 13, 2020

Brass in Concert

Get ready to vote in the title race...

Sit back and enjoy a free weekend of fantastic Brass in Concert entertainment — and then get to vote for your Champion of Champions. Even Donald Trump is allowed a go...

November 13, 2020


Students make a run for it...

A fit foursome from the UniBrass Foundation will by running the 176 kilometres from Bangor to Sheffield to help raise funds to keep the fantastic annual championships on the road.

November 13, 2020


Sykes leads Save our Brass Bands campaign

Television celeb and baritone player Melanie Sykes is endorsing a new high profile campaign with Brass Bands England and Crowdfunder to raise much needed financial help for bands across the UK.

November 13, 2020


Generational pride in Remembrance

The Last Post was played across the nation today by musicians of all ages to remember the sacrifice of those who fought for our freedoms.

November 11, 2020


Christmas backing from Pennine

Pennine Music will be making a series of festive downloads available to help players and ensembles through the festive season.

November 11, 2020


Trio of signings at Freckleton

The Freckleton Band has welcome three new players to the ranks.

November 11, 2020


Tovey steps down from National Youth role

Bramwell Tovey has stepped down from the role of Artistic Director of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

November 11, 2020


Brass band movement urged to help save Arnold papers

Archive material relating to the composer Sir Malcolm Arnold is under threat of being destroyed.

November 11, 2020

Simon Dobson

The Bees knees...

Award winning composer branches out into conservation apiary and horror films — but brass bands remains at the core as he launches his new website.

November 10, 2020


Identity change for Conductor Association

The National Association of Brass Band Conductors has been re-launched the Brass Band Conductors Association (BBCA).

November 09, 2020


Adjudicators go online for Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators will be held online in January.

November 09, 2020


New trio from Wobplay

Classic Polyphonic CD releases from Black Dyke, Grimethorpe and BNFL under James Watson, James Gourlay and Richard Evans are added to the Wobplay platform.

November 09, 2020


Tredegar euph star claims Jeju International crown

A superb performance of the Philip Wilby 'Euphonium Concerto' sees Yu-Han Yang claim the prestigious Jeju title and $8,000 first prize.

November 09, 2020


Bands and players pay tribute in remembrance

Bands and players across the UK ensured that the sound of community tributes were heard this weekend.

November 09, 2020


A question of copyright

A free Zoom presentation will provide invaluable information on just what is legal and what is not on the issues surrounding copyright...

November 09, 2020


Debut honour for Royal Marine bandsman

Musn Simeon Johnson tells 4BR of his pride in being able to perform at the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall in London.

November 09, 2020

Solo comp

Foden's delight at online response

The recent Foden's Online Solo & Ensemble Competition certainly made an impression on viewers across the banding world.

November 09, 2020


On the 1st Day of Christmas...

December 1 • My true love said to me... Have you heard the one about?


New Year treat from Cory

December 1 • The world's number 1 brass band will be offering players a chance to keep up those New Year's practice resolutions.


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.


New English Covid-19 guidance from BBE

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

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.

Jonathan Pippen

Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician


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