Paul Archibald

Brass boot camp masterclass with Paul Archibald — Part 1

One the UKs leading professional trumpet players and teachers guides us through practice structure elements to help tackle the legendary Arban Method...

May 12, 2020


SBBA seeks inventive virtual answers as NYBBS courses are cancelled

The Scottish Brass Band Association is seeking new ways to stay connected to its National Youth Band players after it was announced that its Summer Courses have been cancelled.

May 11, 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 11, 2020


The tributes and entertainment keep coming...

Lots of brilliant self isolation performances as the banding world stays in lockdown — from VE Day celebrations, to Dancing Queens

May 11, 2020


Albert Hall National Final looking impractical

The Royal Albert Hall CEO Craig Hassal states that the venue would find it impossible to operate safely and stay afloat under impracticable social distancing guidelines in future.

May 10, 2020


Organisers hopeful of Siddis entertainment

The organisers of the Siddis Entertainment Championships in Stavanger are hopeful that their event will go ahead in November.

May 10, 2020


International Brass Band Summer School cancelled

The leading brass band summer school has been cancelled but has already booked its place in the sun for 2021.

May 10, 2020

National Youth Band

Virtual innovations for National Youth Courses

The trustees of the National Youth and National Childrens Brass Bands are looking at providing a virtual solution to keep inspiring the next generations.

May 10, 2020


4BR Editor abandoned in self isolation...

Not quite as bad as it sounds, but 4BR Editor Iwan Fox will be temporarily marooned on Wantage Band's desert island later this evening with only 5 pieces of music to keep him company...

May 10, 2020


Foden's mark VE Day with Help for Heroes performance

Foden's Band has helped mark the 75th anniversary celebrations of VE Day with a musical performance in support of the Help for Heroes charity.

May 08, 2020


Fulham to feature at La Scala

Fulham Brass MD John Ward will be a featured guest on the classical music station Scala Radio this weekend — taking about the band and Bramwell Tovey's VE Day inspired work, 'The Night to Sing'.

May 08, 2020

Mode for

Mode for... welcomes new names to the musical stable

Four new composers for the brass band medium have been signed up by Mode for... publishing

May 08, 2020


Join the Revolution...

Andy Scott's 'Brass Revolution!' composition has now been published — and its could just the right rallying call for all the youth workers to unite in music when the lockdown ends...

May 08, 2020


Heavy bottomed success leads to price drop

The worldwide success of the Heavy Bottom Caps has brought playing as well as price benefits to customers...

May 08, 2020


Brighouse March & Hymn Tune contest cancelled

The popular annual event is the latest of competitions to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

May 08, 2020


Feel the Fisher beat this morning!

There can be no better way for all the family to enjoy making music together than joining Paul Fisher on his latest 'Learning through Music' video. Get ready to get energised...

May 08, 2020


Webster to lead BBE session this evening

Roger Webster will be leading the next in the series of popular Brass Band England on-line development training sessions this evening — on the topic of performance anxiety and mental wellbeing.

May 07, 2020


Keep working hard and one day...

Just a little something to inspire you to keep practising this morning...

May 07, 2020


VE Day not to be forgotten

The 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day takes place on Friday 8th May — and you can join Lewis Merthyr Band in helping commemorate the victory over Nazism.

May 07, 2020


We keep on entertaining and saying thank you...

Bands, ensembles and players continue to do their bit to keep us entertained, informed and saying thanks during the continued lockdown period...

May 07, 2020

British Open

2020 British Open Championship cancelled

For only the second time in its history the British Open will not take place as organisers put safety of performers, audience and event team first.

May 06, 2020


Stavanger look for challengers to their inventive crown...

The Norwegian champion is hoping the banding world will pick up on its challenge to come up with variations on its own theme of musical invention...

May 06, 2020


Australian soloists given opportunity to shine on-line

A new on-line competition will hopefully attract the best brass and woodwind competitors to showcase their solo talents.

May 06, 2020

All Star

Top players come together for COVID-19 musical response

A Virtual All-Star Brass Band is being brought together to help aid the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation.

May 06, 2020


Foden's to host virtual Whit Friday contest

Foden's launch on-line Whit Friday competition — with bands able to enter into the spirit of the event from the comfort of their own homes anywhere in the world...

May 06, 2020

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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!

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


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