Take a visit to the Brass Band Archive in Huddersfield

Add a little something extra to your visit to the Yorkshire Area Championships this weekend by enjoying a quick visit to the Brass Band Archives just down the road.

March 03, 2023


rooms4groups ready for National qualifiers

If you get the nod from the judges at Huddersfield or Corby this weekend then make sure you get in touch with the right people to sort your National Finals accommodation out on Monday morning

March 03, 2023


Back to the Cube for Midlands Fourth Section

The Fourth Section Midlands Regional Championship takes place at The Core Theatre in Corby on Saturday.

March 03, 2023

Black Dyke

Black Dyke looking to claim fourth place...

Black Dyke will surely be delighted if they claim fourth place at the Yorkshire Regional Championships this weekend..

March 03, 2023


Yorkshire ready for qualification battles

The bands are just about ready for their appearances at the Yorkshire Regional Championships in Huddersfield this weekend.

March 03, 2023


Huge RPS accolade for Higgins' Concerto Grosso

Gavin Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' has won one of the most prestigious awards in UK classical music.

March 02, 2023


Grimethorpe to link with Denis Wick for new partnership

Two iconic names in the banding world have announced a new partnership link.

March 01, 2023


Cory get in tune for Radio 3 feature

Philip Harper and members of Cory Band will be featured on Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme this Thursday.

March 01, 2023


Priestly prep on show ahead of Yorkshire Championships

Brighouse & Rastrick and Grimethorpe Colliery Bands will showcase their 'Red Priest' preparations ahead of their Yorkshire Area title challnge on the weekend.

March 01, 2023


ABRSM enjoys Expo links

The team at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) enjoyed meeting new and familiar faces at the recent Music & Drama Education Expo in London.

March 01, 2023

Glenn Van Looy

Van Looy to lead Danish challenge at Euros

Belgian euph star Glenn Van Looy will take the baton to lead the European Championship challenge of Danish representatives Lyngby Taarbaek

March 01, 2023


Brass call for youngsters at RNCM

If you want to enjoy free tuition from leading brass stars at the RNCM in Manchester then all you have to do is get in touch...

March 01, 2023

CWA Brass

CWA Brass enjoys Irish agreement in Blackpool

There was a warm welcome and a fantastic musical experience for first time visitors CWA Brass from Northern Ireland to the North West Regional Contest in Blackpool

March 01, 2023


ConsTest Contest announces full line-ups of attractions

14 bands will battle it out for the first ConsTest Contest title in Birmingham — with plenty of other attractions on show.

March 01, 2023


Report & Results: 2023 ODBBA Winter Contest

There was a great opportunity for bands to give their Area works a testing run out on the weekend — with Verwood Concert Brass leading the way.

March 01, 2023


Coalburn enjoys brilliant day of fun and inspiration

Sheona Wade, Helen Minshall and James Hughes were on hand to lead a great day of inspirational music making with the Coalburn Band.

March 01, 2023

bAND camp

UniBrass Band Camp looking for early birds...

If you want to enjoy a great musical experience then why not consider a few days at the UniBrass Band Camp?

March 01, 2023


Radio: Sunday Bandstand 26th February

More great brass band music from Chris Helme to enjoy.

March 01, 2023


AoBBA apologise for results error at Midlands Regional Championships

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators has apologised for the error made, and subsequent confusion created at the conclusion of the Championship Section contest in Corby.

February 27, 2023

Winter Gardens

Report & Results: 2023 North West Regional Championships

Foden's make it seven wins in a row, whilst Wardle Anderson Brass, Whitworth Vale & Healey, Hawk Green and Golborne Brass claim the section titles in Blackpool.

February 26, 2023


Abusive behaviour not tolerated at Midlands Regional Championships

Serious incidents of threatening and abusive behaviour toward staff and volunteers at the The Core Theatre leads to immediate chance to ticket allocation for players.

February 26, 2023

Foss Dyke

Report & Results: 2023 Midlands Regional Championships

GUS, SPAL Sovereign Brass, Foss Dyke and Stourport on Severn are title winners on a troubling weekend at the Midlands Regional Championships in Corby

February 25, 2023

Black Dyke

Black Dyke on red alert ahead of title defence

The defending Yorkshire champion will showcase its title preparations on 'Red Priest' ahead of its appearance at Huddersfield.

February 25, 2023

Roy Terry

Roy Terry funeral details announced

The funeral arrangements for the highly respected educationalist, conductor, academic writer and brass band journalist Roy Terry have been announced.

February 25, 2023


Regional qualifiers kick off in Corby

The series of 2023 Regional Championships kicks off in Corby on Saturday as 69 bands take to the stage at The Cube in Corby.

February 24, 2023

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Youth Champs

Results: 2023 National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain

March 25 • Seindorf Ieuenctid Beaumaris claim the Performance Section title in Stockport


Malcolm no longer in the middle

March 24 • Malcolm Sexton takes a step back from the action at Harrogate aged 86.

wfel fAIREY

From Hargreaves to Wallace & Gromit for WFEL Fairey

March 24 • This weekend the WFEL Fairey Band will celebrate two very different anniversaries in Birmingham and Beaminster.


Masters celebration on 100th birthday

March 24 • The brass band world will raise a glass in celebration this weekend on the 100th birthday of Dennis Masters.

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Welsh College of Music Brass Band

Friday 24 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) . 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - Guards Brass

Friday 24 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - The Household Troops Band of the Salvation Army

Friday 24 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

Regent Hall Concerts - New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army

Saturday 25 March • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. . W1C2DJ

York Railway Institute Band - Galaxies of Brass with York Astronomical Society

Saturday 25 March • Creative Centre. York St John's University. Lord Mayors Walk. York YO317EX

Epsom and Ewell Silver Band

March 25 • EESB have been promoted to the 1st Section and are looking for a strong Principal Cornet to lead the line. Alongside contesting, we play a variety of engagements; formal concerts, fetes, shows and community events. We rehearse in Epsom on Monday evenings.

Mereside Brass

March 24 • MERESIDE BRASS are looking for a new MUSICAL DIRECTOR to continue to develop and challenge the band. We are a friendly 4th Section band with most seats filled, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events.

Brunel Brass Organisation

March 24 • Our Championship section band requires a couple of new players :. Soprano,. E Flat Bass,. Percussion

David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger


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