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Kleppe

Money well spent for Kleppe

Kleppe Musikklag appreciated the real value of money well spent at the recent Siddis Entertainment Championships.

November 10, 2022


Opera

Support ENO to reverse funding cut

Martyn Brabbins asks for support to help English National Opera remain in London as a beacon of diversity and inclusion

November 10, 2022


Forfar

Forfar enjoy delayed celebrations

The 125th anniversary celebrations of Forfar Instrumental Band have been marked by awards and new music.

November 10, 2022


Leyland

Leyland head to Morley

The Leyland Band takes its turn in the Morley Town Hall 'Best of Brass' spotlight this weekend.

November 10, 2022


Yorkshire Calling

Yorkshire Calling!

A partnership link between BBE and North Yorkshire Youth Music Action Zone will feature exciting new compositional talent in a free concert at Selby Abbey.

November 10, 2022


Cross

Death of Philip Dickens

The death has been announced of Philip Dickens, the former principal cornet of Berisfords Band and conductor of Thurcroft Welfare Band.

November 10, 2022


EAST aNGLIAN bba

Wyss leads Brass to the Fore in East Anglia

Thomas Wyss and members of the Leyland Band recently led a great 'Brass to the Fore' initiative in Norwich.

November 09, 2022


Abertillery

Abertillery at 'The Met'

Abertillery Town Band has helped to celebrate the 130th anniversary of its own cultural hub — and are back again to take to the stage with Cory's Tom Hutchinson this weekend.

November 09, 2022


Les Neish

Tuba boost for Young Tubas at RNCM

Pete Cowlishaw will join Les Neish to help inspire the next generation of young tuba players at the RNCM in Manchester.

November 09, 2022


Dyke

Three tenors recalled for Black Dyke festive performance at Sage

The brass band world's version of the famous World Cup 'Three Tenors' will be showcasing their talents at Sage Gateshead with Black Dyke this December.

November 09, 2022


BBE commonwealth

Cornet players sought for Commonwealth Day celebrations

Cornet players can make themselves heard across local communities and the Commonwealth next year.

November 09, 2022


Sage

Getting ready for the entertainers

We talk to Nigel Stevens, CEO of Brass in Concert to find out what's in store for those lucky enough to get a ticket for Sage Gateshead.

November 08, 2022


Imps

Report & Results: 2022 NEMBBA Autumn Contest

Yorkshire Imps recall distant memories to claim victory at the new North East Midlands BBA Contest in Darley Dale, with section victories going to Shirland, Amington, Dobcross, Burton Joyce, Darley Dale

November 08, 2022


Michelmersh

Report & Results: 2022 ODDA Entertainment

Michelmersh and Nailsworth Silver led the way on a fine day of brass band entertainment at Marlborough School.

November 08, 2022


Brass in Concert

Sold out signs loom at Brass in Concert

If you want to make sure you have the chance to enjoy the action at Sage Gateshead first hand then you better book your ticket pronto...

November 08, 2022


RNCM

2023 RNCM Brass Band Festival tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2023 RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester are now on sale.

November 08, 2022


Camborne

Report & Results: 2022 SWBBA Open Contest

Camborne leads the return of fraternal banding competition in Torquay with sections wins for Porthleven, Bideford and Soundhouse Training.

November 08, 2022


Irvine and Dreghorn

Report & Results: 2022 Borders Entertainment Contest

Irvine & Dreghorn repels the challengers to their Borders Champion Band title in Hawick.

November 07, 2022


PERTH

SBBA announce judges for 2023 Scottish Championships

Brett Baker, John Ward, Owen Farr and David Ashworth will make the qualification decisions at the 2023 Scottish Championships.

November 07, 2022


Sovereign

Lithuanian link boosts Sovereign

SPAL Sovereign Brass welcomes the signing of Lithuanian student to their cornet section.

November 07, 2022


Oberosterriech

Report & Results: 2022 Austrian National Championships

Brass Band Oberosterreich reclaims Austrian title to book their journey into Palanga for 2024.

November 07, 2022


Siddis

Report & Results: 2022 Siddis Entertainment Championships

Eikanger invoke the Nordic Gods to claim the Siddis title with section victories to Flesland Musikklag, Montebello Brass, Haukas Musikklag and Salhus/Hordvik Musikklag

November 05, 2022


Yorkshire Youth Band

Yorkshire Youth returns to action

The first meeting of the 2022/23 season sees over 20 new members join the exciting musical experience that is the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band

November 05, 2022


Perth

Perth welcomes packed weekends for Festival of Brass

There are consecutive weekends of great brass band competition in Perth later this month with the Band Supplies Scottish Challenge, Scottish Open and Scottish Youth Championships at its Concert Hall.

November 05, 2022


Christmas

It's not just a Christmas ad, it's a Kearsley Youth Band M&S Christmas ad...

Keep an eye out this festive season for the members of Kearsley Youth Brass helping great causes with a touch of M&S festive magic.

November 05, 2022


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Festival Brass Band

Report & Results: 2022 Belgian National Championships

November 30 • Festival Brass ends 14 year wait for second Belgian National title success as section victories go to BB de Grensbewoners Smeermaas and Brasssband Panta Rhei in Heist-op-den-Berg.


Lydbrook

Lydbrook help lottery love story for Christmas

November 29 • The Lydbrook Band has played their part in this year's EuroMillions Lotto Christmas advert.


EAST lONDON bRASS

Bobble help for East London in Perth

November 29 • Cool minds and warm heads helped East London Brass on their recent trip to the Scottish Open in Perth.


whiteley

Death of Geoffrey Whiteley

November 29 • The death has been announced of former Black Dyke Band player and administrator Geoffrey Whiteley.


Regent Hall Concerts - Band of the RAF Regiment Symphonic Brass Ensemble

Friday 2 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Stannington Brass Band - Christmas Concert with Hallmark of Harmony

Saturday 3 December • Lomas Hall. Stannington. Sheffield S6 6DB


Mereside Brass - Tatton Park Farm when Father Christmas is visiting

Saturday 3 December • Tatton Park Farm. Knutsford. Cheshire. WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG) WA16 6SG


Leicestershire Co-op Band - presents A Christmas Cracker

Saturday 3 December • Ibstock Palace. High Street. Ibstock. Leicestershire LE67 6LG


WFEL Fairey Band - Dobcross Youth Band

Saturday 3 December • UPPERMILL CIVIC HALL, LEE ST, OLDHAM OL36AE


wantage silver band

November 29 • Wantage Concert Brass (1st Section 2023) are looking for solo cornets to complete their experienced cornet section. The band has a sensible, yet fulfilling calendar of engagements.


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

November 29 • Reading Band is a hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** BACK ROW CORNET ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.


Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band

November 29 • Reading Band is a hard-working, positive and (most importantly) welcoming third section brass band who have a vacancy for a capable and committed ** SOLO HORN ** player.. . For more information about the band please visit our website.


Chris King

MBA, BMus(Hons), LRSM, AoBBA
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator, Compere, Band Trainer


               

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